Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Heart Attack or Stroke

What if there was a way to drastically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease, heart attack or stroke? How would you feel if this prevention didn't mean major lifestyle changes and hours at the gym? Sounds too good to be true but keeping your gums healthy has been shown to keep the rest of your … [Read more...]

Skip Your Dental Cleaning And You Are Skipping Health Benefits

Skipping your regular dental cleaning means skipping out on several things that will benefit your overall health. Most of us go to the dentist at least once a year. A survey by the Centers for Disease control found that 71% of women had their teeth cleaned in 2008. That still leaves about 30% of … [Read more...]

Signs You Might Have Gum Disease

Most people don't think too much about gum disease and most don't know the warning signs. They brush, they floss and they think they've got their oral health care covered. Unfortunately, life isn't always fair when it comes to gum disease. Certain health conditions and drugs can make you more … [Read more...]

Is Bad Breath Dogging You?

We expect "dog breath" from our four legged friends but we aren't as accepting of halitosis in humans. Rothfus Family Dental wants to help. Most adults have random bouts of bad breath, but almost a quarter of us have a chronic problem. Eating foods like garlic, onions and drinking coffee are … [Read more...]

What is Dental Plaque?

Lots of TV commercials talk about dental plaque and how product X, Y or Z can make it go away. What is dental plaque and why is it so bad? Plaque is a colorless, sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. If you have ever felt like you were wearing sweaters on your teeth then you know the … [Read more...]