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Common Medications and Your Oral Health

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Prescription drugs have increased both our quality of life and longevity – so much so, over 70% of Americans take at least one daily prescription. Doctors and pharmacists counsel patients on potential side effects, but often the most mundane-sounding issues can cause long-term problems.

Consider dry mouth – […]

A Woman’s Mouth Matters – Oral Health with Dr. Gundersen

The health of the mouth is intimately connected to the health of the rest of the body. It’s the beginning of the digestive system and the respiratory system, and plays an important role in eating, drinking, breathing, tasting, talking, and kissing. Yet only 60-70% of adults seek routine dental care. In his presentation on “Oral […]

The Unlikely Connection Between Diabetes & Oral Hygiene

Brushing your teeth twice daily does more than just keep them white.

Sometimes preventive action against disease is a result of our smallest choices. It’s these everyday choices that influence our health in the long term, which can be overwhelming when not properly attended to. Not paying attention to oral hygiene may not […]

What Can YOU Do to Keep a Healthy Mouth?

Your teeth and your gums.

These things might be more important than you previously thought. Here at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, we are committed to providing education and prevention information to women like you – and an important area of women’s health is oral health!

What do we know already? education and prevention […]

Sue Ann Says…Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted

Sue Ann Says… Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted!

Many women believe that their smile is their best asset. I love to laugh and smile with my family and friends, but I realize that having a white smile is not enough! Our ability to eat nutritious foods and obtain vital nutrients depends upon having […]

Pregnant? Don’t Forget Your Teeth!

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time in your life. You’re probably feeling a variety of emotions and working hard to keep you and your baby healthy. Despite this busy time, it is important for you to keep up with your oral hygiene practices for the health of you and your baby. Studies suggest that […]

Oral Health is Essential

Oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of all people.

The mouth includes not only the teeth and gums and their supporting tissues, but also the hard and soft palate, the mucosal lining of the mouth and throat, the tongue, the lips, the salivary glands, the chewing muscles, and the […]