Vision and Dental Health - Management

Dry Eyes in Winter: The Effects of Cold Weather and Indoor Heat

Winter is a prime season for dry eyes. Try these tips to give your eyes relief from the effects of cold weather and indoor heat.

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.

How to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Cleaning and storing your contact lenses as prescribed are essential in keeping your eyes free from infection. Follow these key steps.

How Often Do You Replace Your Toothbrush?

An old toothbrush can put you at risk for cavities and other oral issues. Here's how to know when to toss that brush.

Cataracts: What You Need to Know

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, which leads to impaired vision. Most cataracts are related to aging, but some are not. Here's the whole story.

Acupressure: Give Yourself Relief

You can easily access two pressure points used widely in this ancient form of healing.

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.

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.

Is It Time for Reading Glasses?

Natural lenses in your eye become less flexible over time, resulting in blurry vision. Here's what to know about choosing reading glasses.

8 Mistakes Women Make in Middle Age

Avoiding exercise. Skimping on sleep. Dressing too drab. Fix these flubs, plus five other offenses.

Update: Gum Disease, Heart Disease Connection

You've heard your oral health impacts your heart. Here's what the American Heart Association says now.

10 Habits That Hurt Your Eyes

If you smoke cigarettes or stare at a screen all day, you could be doing your peepers a disservice. Read on for eight more offenses.

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.

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.

Tooth Sensitivity: Getting to the Root of It

Learn about the most common causes, plus get tips on how to fix this common problem.

The Link Between TMJ and Headaches

Read on for a TMJ primer and tips for how to alleviate TMJ-related headaches.

Oversee Your Child's Contact Lens Safety

Contact lenses may seem harmless, but many children today end up in the emergency room because they don't perform important maintenance steps.

Don't Let Stress Compromise Your Oral Health

If you need another reason to convince you it s important to manage stress, here s 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.

Is Diabetes Affecting Your Mouth? Symptoms and Treatments

Here's one more reason to maintain good blood sugar control: it helps keep your pearly whites healthy

Contact Lenses and Eye Allergies

Imagine being able to wear contact lenses despite any seasonal eye allergies. It's possible to weather your symptoms and still ditch the glasses.

The Importance of Dental Care for Diabetics

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

How to Get Allergy Eye Relief

If your allergies cause your eyes to be red, itchy, and uncomfortable, have no fear. We have tips on how you can get relief.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Eyes

Learn how rheumatoid arthritis can affect your eyes.

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.

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.

Healthy Teeth and Living Longer: What s the Connection?

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

Brace Yourself: Orthodontics For Adults

One in five orthodontic patients is an adult, proving you're never too old for braces. Learn more about the latest teeth-straightening options.
 
 

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