Mercy Hospital continues to stand by its commitment to provide compassionate service to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. To bolster this effort, the hospital will hold its 10th annual Mardi Gras Masquerade on March 1 at The Chase Park Plaza.
Bad breath is one of the most embarrassing—and, fortunately, treatable—personal-hygiene issues. That’s why mouthwash companies advertise aggressively, playing on our worries about offending others. But is mouthwash really necessary?
Whether you’re simply throwing down a blanket in the backyard and enjoying a meal al fresco or tasting exotic fare abroad, food poisoning can turn a good time bad in a hurry. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year, approximately one in six Americans (about 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food-borne diseases.
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New technology is helping Oral Facial Surgery Institute & Implant Center perform cutting-edge dental restoration for patients with the most complex needs.
There are many approaches to a younger-looking face, from cosmetics to plastic surgery. But one of the most important components of a youthful appearance is a healthy smile. Maintaining the teeth and gums is critical to your overall beauty regimen.
Does your pet have a case of bad breath? If so, don’t blame Fluffy or Fido, area vets say. Good oral hygiene is an important part of your pet’s grooming, and this often-overlooked aspect of their care should start early.
What’s something you’ve been doing since childhood, but still don’t do quite right? For many people, the answer is brushing your teeth.
Even the most fastidious people may develop fungal infections of the toenails, and the most common cause is spread of athlete’s foot to the skin at the end of the nail where the fungus then invades the nail bed.
Old age and tooth loss often went hand-in-hand. Dentures were an accepted and expected part of aging, even centuries ago as evidenced by tales of the most famous dentures of all: those worn by George Washington.
It’s not only unpleasant for those around you. Bad breath, clinically known as halitosis, is just not healthy.
When…the Brentmoor Retirement Communities held a blanket drive to collect new blankets for MERS Goodwill? More than 500 blankets were collected with the help of the community, and the month-long drive wrapped up with a casino-themed event at The Brentmoor.
Oral health care involves protecting your dazzling smile, but there’s much more to a healthy mouth than white teeth. In fact, dentists are vanguards in helping to ensure your overall health and wellness as they examine all the tissues of the lips, mouth and palate.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) estimates that about 80 percent of Americans have some form of gum disease. Since we are regularly exposed to advertisements for dental products that claim to reduce the risk and incidence of gum disease, this seems like a surprisingly large number.
Many of today’s adults remember their earliest dental experiences as unpleasant visits to a sterile office where, more often than not, a cavity or two was detected. Follow-up visits to get the dreaded fillings were harrowing for many children and left them with silver amalgam-studded teeth.