Archive for March, 2013

Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk of Oral Cancer for Men

According to a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health, alcohol consumption causes approximately 20,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, especially oral cancer in men. Cancers of the mouth, esophagus and throat were commonly alcohol-related and the cause of death for men, resulting in about 6,000 total deaths annually. It has […]

Early Rather Than Later Is Best For Wisdom Teeth Removal

One of the questions we’re asked frequently at Wagner Oral Surgery is whether or not to remove wisdom teeth if they’re not causing problems. Our answer is usually yes, we recommend removal of wisdom teeth at about age 15. In some cases, such as with braces, we recommend removal as part of that treatment plan. That’s because late emerging wisdom teeth can cause […]

American Heart Association Retreats From Link Between Gum and Heart Disease

After decades of advice to brush and floss regularly as a way to combat heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association has now retreated.

Best Foods For Your Teeth

Last week, we started off with the bad news, Foods Bad For Your Smile. Now- the good news. Here are some of the best foods and drinks for your teeth: Green Tea There are several health benefits in green tea because of its high antioxidant count. These antioxidant compounds can also prevent plaque build up, […]

Foods Bad For Your Smile

Soft Drinks These beverages’ high acid content can strip minerals from your tooth’s enamel. You may have been told that this is only the case in dark sodas, but this is proven untrue. In fact, studies have shown that clear, citrus-flavored soft drinks dissolve enamel 2-5 times more than colas. Sports Drinks It’s important to […]

Oral Care’s Connection to Our Overall Health

Believe it or not, our mouths play a large role in our overall health. Our mouths are full of bacteria and if not general taken care of, can be harmful to our overall health. Lack of oral care is linked to the following serious illnesses. Diabetes Individuals with diabetes suffer from lowered immune systems. This […]