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Learn more about your oral health with these informative articles.

The Connection: Oral Health and Overall Health

Stroke, heart disease and low birth weight can all be tied to gum disease—plus, more than 120 signs and symptoms of non-dental disease can be spotted by a dentist during a routine dental exam!

Drool is Cool—Salivary Diagnostics
Learn how spit can save your life.


Tooth Wisdom Throughout the Years

Get tips to help maintain a healthy smile as your grow older.


Oral Cancer: Let's Talk About It

The new face of oral cancer is getting younger and younger and sadly, the fastest growing segment of newly diagnosed cases is non-smoking, young adults. Learn how to reduce your risk of getting this disease by making better lifestyle choices.

Dentists are Disease Detectives

Your dentist searches for clues that may point to other serious health issues. By seeing your dentist, you’re not just ensuring a healthy mouth, but a healthy body.

Tooth Trauma

Learn what to do in the event of a tooth emergency.

Fluoride: Tap Into It!

Community water fluoridation is a safe and cost-effective way to fight tooth decay and improve oral health.

Rethink Your Drink, Choose Water!

Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to tooth decay and other health issues in both children and adults.

Keeping Mom and Baby Healthy

Changing hormone levels can make pregnant women more susceptible to oral health problems like periodontal (gum) disease. Visiting the dentist while pregnant is important and safe.

Tobacco: Unfiltered Facts

Tobacco use in any form—cigarette, cigar, pipe and smokeless (spit) tobacco—increases the risk for a variety of oral health conditions. Discuss your concerns about tobacco use and its impact on your oral health with your dentist.

Implants: Filling the Gap

Dental implants are one solution for permanent tooth loss. But, following good oral health habits is the most important thing you can do for your oral and overall health.

Toothbrush Truths

Your toothbrush can play a big role in your daily routine. It can keep your teeth healthy, not to mention sparkly and bright. But a newer, cleaner toothbrush could also play a key part in not only your oral health, but overall health.

Oral Health: Kids in Focus

Oral Health Coloring Book
It's never too soon to teach kids about oral health! Download and print the Renaissance Dental Coloring Book for some educational entertainment.

From Drool to School—Baby the Baby Teeth
Your child's oral health is important and it's important to remember that as kids grow, their dental needs change.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Child

Taking care of your children’s oral health is key to their long-term general health.

First Visit by First Birthday

Even though teething doesn't typically start until around six months of age, parents can begin establishing an oral health routine even before the baby's first tooth appears.


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