Vision and Dental Health - Prevention

4 Options for Filling a Cavity

These four materials can be used to fill a cavity or fix a broken tooth. Know your options before you sit down in a dentist chair.

How to Handle Bad Breath

It's not pleasant, but it is preventable. Here's how to keep a foul mouth at bay.

8 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

If the guy (or gal) in the white coat makes your heart race and your palms sweat, you may end up avoiding your dental visits altogether. Here's how to get to the root of the problem so you can start taking care of your teeth again.

Have Diabetes? Tips to Protect Your Teeth

Diabetes can put you at greater risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis. Here's how to help keep your smile healthy and bright.

How to Keep Your Senses Sharp as You Age

Smell, taste, sight, hearing, and even touch. They can all dull over time, but there are steps you can take to keep them going strong.

Protect Your Teeth and Gums as You Age

In between visits to the dentist, take these precautions to keep your mouth in tip-top shape.

How to Protect Your Eyes as You Age

To preserve your vision and keep your eyes healthy as you get older, take note of these warning signs.

Your Heart's Favorite Mineral?

This mineral helps your heart maintain a steady rhythm and promotes normal blood pressure. It's being studied for its role in preventing and managing such heart ailments as hypertension (high blood pressure) and cardiovascular disease.

More Plant-Based Foods May Mean Fewer Cataracts

Want to save your eyesight as you get older? Consider forgoing that juicy steak in favor of a green salad.

Are Your Glasses Causing Your Headaches?

Prescription glasses, over-the-counter reading glasses, and sunglasses may be contributing to your headaches. The good news is that there are clear solutions to solve this problem.

How to Soothe Your Teething Baby

While the process of teething can be painful, there are steps you can take to soothe your baby's sore gums and help her be more comfortable.

How Smoking Causes Cancer

You know it does, but do you know how and why smoking is one of the greatest health risks out there? Understanding what's behind the risk might help you or a loved one give them up for good.

A Really Good Reason to Floss

Researchers have found that women are 11 times more likely to develop this serious condition if they are missing teeth or have gum disease. What's the connection?

Glaucoma 101

While the damage this condition does to the eye is largely preventable, unfortunately many people aren't aware they have glaucoma until it's too late.

I've heard that there's a type of eye exam that can help detect Alzheimer's disease. Can you tell me more about it?

Ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler answers a reader's questions about detecting Alzheimer's with an eye exam.

How can I prevent my teeth from hurting whenever I eat very hot or cold foods?

Kevin Hansen, DDS, answers a reader's question about how he can prevent tooth sensitivity.

Don't Let Stress Compromise Your Oral Health

If you need another reason to convince you itís important to manage stress, hereís one you might not expect: stress takes a toll on your teeth and gums and can cause long-term damage and subsequent oral health problems.

Have Diabetes? How and Why to Protect Your Teeth

Diabetics need to be vigilant about dental health. Learn to protect your pearly whites.

The Importance of Dental Care for Diabetics

Taking care of your pearly whites is crucial when you have diabetes.

Can Your Dental Exam Reveal Osteoporosis?

In addition to revealing a couple cavities, your next dental visit may also provide important clues about the health of your bones.

5 Tips for Buying Sunglasses

While sunglasses can give you an aura of glamour, don't forget that their primary purpose is to protect your eyes from the sun. But don't worry: You can still create the fashion statement you want while preserving your vision and the entire area around your eyes.

Tips to Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Over four million Americans have this eye disease, which is a common complication of diabetes. Find out how to prevent diabetic retinopathy and preserve your vision.

Diabetes May Be Damaging Your Teeth

Learn what you can do to keep your mouth healthy.

Healthy Teeth and Living Longer: Whatís the Connection?

Clean teeth and healthy gums might be your first line of defense against other diseases. Learn more.

6 Foods that Ruin Your Smile

Keep your teeth in top condition by steering clear of these dental offenders.

Should You Get LASIK Surgery?

For many patients, LASIK offers a welcome alternative to glasses and contact lenses. Find out if you could be a candidate.

Cosmetic Dentistry 101

The latest dental advances are enabling more people to achieve their dream of a flawless smile. Here, a guide to some of the most popular procedures.
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