Archive for February 2014

Why Your Gums Want You to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Healthy SmileOZARK, MO– Have you drifted from your New Year’s resolution to be more active and eat better? If so, here’s a little extra motivation to meet your goals: a healthy lifestyle can boost gum health.”

“Oral health isn’t isolated from the rest of the body,” says Ozark family dentist Dr. Nick Matthews. “Diet and exercise has a positive impact on your gums and well as your general health.”

A study published in the Journal of Periodontology observed the impact an active, healthy lifestyle can have on gum health. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine discovered it may prevent gum disease.


Step Aside, Cupid. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental HealthNIXA, MO- We love Valentines Day, but there’s another big February occasion to celebrate. Did you know it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month? We encourage parents to make oral hygiene a family priority for the short and long term dental health of their children.

“Good dental health is vital at any age, but having a good foundation of proper at-home and professional care as a child is invaluable,” says Nixa dentist Dr. Marc Barnett. “Kids who are cognizant about the importance of dental health are more likely to have strong teeth and gums and fewer dental problems in adulthood.”