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Seniors: Achieve your best life with these 5 surprisingly simple oral health tips

Though aging is a fact of life, there are things you can do right now—no matter how young or old you are!—to feel and look your best as you get older. Good oral health gives you the best chance of keeping your own teeth throughout your years, and helps you maintain good overall health. Here are our tips to help you reach your best senior life.

When you chew healthy food thoroughly, you promote many aspects of your overall health.

Why You Should Chew Your Food Thoroughly: 4 Compelling Reasons

When you chew your food thoroughly, you not only make it easier to swallow, you also promote other aspects of your health. The common recommendation is to chew each bite about 30 times. Are you getting all the benefits that thorough chewing can provide?

An oral condition may signal more serious health issues.

These 3 Oral Conditions May Signal More Serious Health Issues

Sometimes, signals of overall health issues appear in your mouth before you notice other symptoms. Such signs may appear at first only to be dental issues, and in some cases, your dentist can resolve both the oral condition and its underlying cause. However, in other cases, you may also need to consult a physician. Here are three signals to know.

Tooth decay, cavities, and dental erosion are related but different dental conditions.

Tooth Decay, Cavities, and Erosion: What Are the Differences?

Most of us know that tooth decay, cavities, and erosion are oral conditions to avoid. Dental professionals and ads for oral care products use these terms frequently, and it might seem that they’re interchangeable. In fact, they represent three closely-related but separate conditions. What are the differences, and what should you know about avoiding them? Here’s the scoop.

Oral health ads make claims, but can you believe them?

Oral Health Ads: Can You Believe the Claims?

Ads for oral health products are everywhere, from TV to radio to social media. Many products make bold claims about their abilities to improve your oral health or the appearance of your smile. Should you believe any of it? Read what our dentists have to say.

Patient coordinators Maddie and Taylor

What do our patient coordinators do? A Q&A with Maddie and Taylor

At Winchester Dental, our patient coordinators are essential to making things run smoothly from the beginning to the end of each day. How does it work? As Maddie and Taylor tell us, it depends on clear, consistent communication among everyone in the office, as well as attention to time, detail, and most importantly, patients!

The first dental milestones for children are important for their health as they grow.

Your Child’s First Dental Milestones: What to Do and When to Do It

It can be delightful to keep track of the milestones young children achieve on their own, such as first steps, first words, and more. But there are many other milestones that little ones can only reach with help from parents and caregivers. How do you make sure you don’t miss anything? If you’re wondering about your child’s dental “firsts” requiring your help and initiative, here’s what to do and when to do it. We’ve got you covered!

The traditional X-ray on the top is enhanced on the bottom with new dental AI technology

New Game-Changing Dental AI Puts Your X-ray Details in Sharp Focus

Your next X-ray at Winchester Dental could reveal more detail in color and more clearly than ever, thanks to our newest digital technology. A new AI-based interface enhances your X-rays in clear, easy-to-read focus, helping to reveal the earliest stages of treatable—or even preventable—dental issues. Kelly Richardson, DDS explains how this is a win-win for doctors and patients alike, and Gio Iuculano, DDS talks about our patients’ reactions.

We can get vitamin D in good amounts from the sun's UVB rays.

Vitamin D and Your Child’s Teeth

Together with calcium, vitamin D (the “sunshine vitamin”) is vital for your child’s developing bones and teeth, and for tooth and bone health throughout life. But it can be easy to develop a vitamin D deficiency. Does your child have an adequate intake of this important nutrient? What’s the best way to get it? Here’s what you need to know.

Comfort, convenience, and precision are important parts of your care with modern technology at Winchester Dental.

Comfort, Convenience, and Precision: The Newest Technology at Winchester Dental

As dental technology advances, so does Winchester Dental’s ability to provide you the most current treatments and therapies. We’re committed to regularly investing in and training our team members to use the newest dental technology, so that we can provide you precision care at the highest levels of comfort—and of course, save you time and money! In this article, Kelly Richardson, DDS talks about some of the newest additions to Winchester Dental’s in-house technology.

OraCare Health Rinse System can take your oral health to the next level.

Can a Rinse System Take Your Oral Health to the Next Level?

if you’re brushing and flossing thoroughly each day, you’re already taking great care of your oral health! If you want to take it to an even higher level, adding a new mouth rinse system to your routine can help. What is it, and why should you use it? Our own Mistie Dodson, RDH has answers.

Taking steps to avoid gum disease will also benefit your overall health.

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health: New Findings Reveal More Risks

As you know, we always encourage you to floss your teeth, with plenty of good reasons! Flossing can help you keep your teeth cleaner and can help prevent gum disease, which can cause swollen and bleeding gums, and—in its more serious stages—tooth and bone loss. For some time, it’s been known that gum disease is definitely linked to serious health issues such as certain cancers, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and strokes. Now, new research shows possible connections to additional health issues, and sheds light on a previously unknown risk factor for gum disease. Here’s what you’ll want to know.

It's true--many of our favorite parts of summer can affect our teeth!

Summer True or False Quiz! 8 Questions to Help You Protect Your Teeth

It’s true—summer is almost here! For many of us, that means hot sunny days with swimming, lots of cold drinks and frozen treats, and lots of outdoor activities. Which of these things can affect your oral health? How much do you know about protecting your teeth during the summer? Take this quiz and see!

Fight plaque and tooth decay by taking good care of your teeth.

What’s the Difference Between Dental Plaque and Tooth Decay?

Dental plaque and tooth decay are two of the most common dental issues affecting dental patients; and everyone with teeth—adults, babies, and children—is at risk. Is there a difference between the two conditions? Does one cause the other? Here’s what you’ll want to know.