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How to Keep Barbecue Foods from Destroying Your Teeth

It’s barbecue season again here in St. Louis, and that means getting out to enjoy the best foods of the summer. Unfortunately, some of these foods are terrible for your teeth. They can do serious damage and increase your risk of tooth decay and damage. We’re not going to ask you to give up these [...]

Is Vaping a Serious Health Epidemic?

It is something we are coming to expect: vaping in America, especially among America’s young people, is growing rapidly. Now a new report shows that vaping is growing dramatically among teens. These stories are often written with a breathless tone of impending doom, but is this really a bad thing? The best evidence we have [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Oral Health|

Smoking Destroys the Immune System in Your Teeth

We know that smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your teeth. We know that smoking can increase your risk of gum disease. Since gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, it makes sense that smoking also increases your risk of tooth loss. Smokers have about double the risk [...]

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Make Sure You Get Screened

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Oral cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, in large part because it does not get detected early enough. That is why spreading awareness is critical to saving lives. There are about 9000 deaths from oral cancer a year, about one death every hour of every day. At City [...]

Want to Live Healthier? Follow These Tips to Cut Sugar

March is National Nutrition Month, which makes it a great time to address the biggest dietary health threat facing America: sugar. Although for years we believed that fat was the leading cause of obesity and resulting health problems, it turns out that we have been the victim of a 50-year conspiracy by the sugar industry, [...]