Health Blog

December 22, 2017
Regular visits to your dentist is a great way to screen for oral cancer.

Oral Cancer – Early Detection and Your Dentist

In 2017 it is estimated that just under 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancer of the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue. That’s an alarming statistic. According to the American Cancer Society, men are twice as likely to get oral cancer. This is believed to be attributed to higher rates of alcohol and tobacco use by men. The majority of diagnosed oral cancer cases are in the people over 55. Knowing this data is important, but the bottom line is that everyone is susceptible. The […]
November 18, 2017

Use your Dental Insurance Benefits before it’s too late

As fall turns to winter,  life gets busier. Making turkey and dressing and finding the best gift to give your loved ones are priorities. But so should be maximizing your dental insurance benefits. When the end of the year quickly approaches your current dental insurance benefits could be ending. Many benefits do not roll over to the next year. Taking advantage of the benefits your dental insurance policy offers helps keep your oral health in check. Consider these 3 reasons for taking a look at your dental insurance policy and […]
October 7, 2017
Be sure to make those dental appointments every six month for optimal oral health.

Top Reasons to Schedule a Dental Appointment

Overall oral health is important no matter what your age and is often something many take for granted until there is an issue. In the dental field, prevention and maintenance are the cornerstones for oral health. Yes, you brush and floss your teeth daily, but often subtle changes can go unnoticed. And we use our teeth a lot. Our teeth are subjected to extreme temperatures, hard foods and lots of sugar and expected to just keep on performing. There are some tell-tale signs that let you know it’s time to […]
September 20, 2017
Tooth loss should not be taken lightly. Let the dentists at Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506 help.

Tooth Loss – What you need to know

Tooth loss is a significant oral health issue that many don’t fully understand. With 178 million people in the United States missing at least one tooth, many are impacted. Understanding the repercussions of tooth loss is important when deciding what to do about it. A missing tooth or teeth can impact your life physically, personally, socially and professionally. Bone and Tooth Loss go Hand in Hand A significant physical concern of missing teeth is bone loss. Often referred to as bone resorption, it occurs when tooth roots are no longer […]
August 30, 2017
Create routines that help make oral hygiene for kids fun.

Oral Hygiene for Kids – How to make it fun

With back to school time here, life gets busy with new routines, sports and activities schedules, and homework. Much of the day is spent at work or school while the evenings are a frenzy of activity. Dinner is rushed, homework is hard and bedtime often quickly approaches. During these busiest times of the year, many daily healthy routines go by the wayside. Planning healthy meals takes time, which is scarce. Finding time to exercise can be difficult and taking care of your oral hygiene can often get put on the […]
July 31, 2017
Taking care of your diabetes is important for overall and oral health.

How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

Over 29 million people in the world struggle with diabetes. Being a chronic disease, the word struggle is a very accurate description. Those learning to live with diabetes are in a constant battle to maintain proper blood sugar levels. It’s a delicate balance that can be very difficult to predict and control. Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to nerve damage, causing diabetics pain in their extremities. In rare instances, this can lead to loss of limbs. Additionally, complications such as cardiovascular disease, kidney or eye damage, skin […]
July 5, 2017
Bad breath is not only embarrassing, but can indicate other health issues. Read on to learn more.

Bad Breath – Common Causes and Real Solutions   

Bad breath or halitosis is something everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It can have many different causes but is always embarrassing. More importantly, bad breath can often be an indication of a health concern. Let’s explore some common causes of bad breath and some real solutions to keep halitosis at bay. What Causes Bad Breath? Every day culprits can affect the smell of your breath including what you eat. That favorite dish loaded with garlic and onions is sure to cause bad breath. Coffee is another common […]
May 23, 2017
Tooth care isn't just what you do FOR your teeth, but want you also need to avoid. Kick these habits today!

Tooth Care: What could be harming your teeth?

When thinking about tooth care and oral health we’ve heard it all before. From a young age, we are taught to brush and floss our teeth and to visit the dentist. These are the key factors to keeping our oral health in check. There are however many more things we can do to ensure overall oral health. Eating right and keeping an eye out for changes in our mouths are important too. But what about things we can avoid that might be undermining our tooth care? Sometimes we don’t realize […]
April 25, 2017
Some things we do without much thought can harm our teeth.

Bad Habits that can harm your teeth

Your smile is important and your teeth are a big part of your smile. Keeping them healthy is a priority for many of us. Everyday oral routines are so important when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. Brushing twice a day, getting regular check-ups with a good dentist and flossing are key factors everyone knows about. Children learn these habits early on from their parents, teachers and dental professionals. But what about other things we don’t often think about that can harm our teeth? Brushing your teeth too hard […]
March 28, 2017
It's the perfect time to spring clean your oral health routine with Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506.

Spring Clean your Oral Health Routine

Spring has officially sprung and with it comes the promise of sunny days, warm temps, and flowers galore. Spring is a time of renewal when the Earth wakes up from its winter slumber. The grass is greener and the trees fuller. Most of us can’t help but feel great this time of year. Traditionally, people love to spring clean their homes. Clearing out the dust from having the house shut up all winter and the heat blasting just feels good. Some like to spring clean in other areas of their […]