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Do you have sore, bleeding gums? Are you worried about your heart's health, and how much time may still be available to enjoy your life and family? A visit to our office just might help solve all these worries simultaneously! Fighting periodontal (gum) disease through outstanding daily hygiene and regular dental appointments is a three-for-the-price-of-one proposition. Protect your gums! Protect your teeth! And protect your heart in the bargain! Recent research has shown that the levels of two inflammatory proteins known to raise the risk of heart disease can be substantially reduced by regularly treating inflamed gums. Furthermore, individuals with higher blood levels of certain disease-causing bacteria in the mouth were more likely to have high levels of plaque (atherosclerosis) [...]

By |2022-01-04T20:39:41+00:00February 15th, 2022|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Heart Healthy News

Stroke Prevention: Routine Dental Hygiene Appointments

You may wonder what a tooth cleaning has to do with a stroke—that sudden, devastating paralysis in which blood supply to the brain is blocked. Simply put, it's the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries. Yes, their is a direct correlation between the plaque in arteries and the plaque that builds up on teeth and causes inflammation and gum disease if not professionally cleaned from time to time. A hygiene appointment is probably the easiest and most painless way of eliminating at least one of the risk factors leading to stroke. Warning Signs—and Responses Act in time and call 911 if you, or someone you love, experiences: Sudden weakness in hand, arm, leg Loss of feeling on [...]

By |2021-10-20T19:22:14+00:00November 16th, 2021|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Stroke Prevention: Routine Dental Hygiene Appointments

Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation That Could Be Deadly Illness or injury to your body should trigger your immune system to heat up at that location and essentially smoke out the enemy. If your immune system is healthy when the mission is accomplished, the inflammation subsides and healing begins. But sometimes an immune system doesn't know when to stop. It smolders beneath the surface, destroying the very tissue it's supposed to heal. This potential volcano at the core of your body is called Chronic Inflammation. CI is thought to trigger such diseases as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and gum disease. A simple blood test for chronic inflammation focuses on C-reactive protein (CRP), which the liver produces when inflammation is present. Individuals with [...]

By |2021-02-20T17:29:43+00:00May 25th, 2021|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Chronic Inflammation

Is Your Mouth Older Than…

A mouth at age 50 enters a whole new world marked by a set of problems you never dreamed of when your mouth was filled with bubble gum and the latest slang. Celebrate Great Taste! Expect taste buds to fade gradually with age. But the senses of taste and smell can disappear quickly in diabetics—or overnight as a result of stroke, Parkinson's, or Huntington's Disease. Have the loss checked out—and make food more palatable with herbs and spices. Don't Swallow Bitterness! Menopause often leads to hormonal imbalance or to vitamin or mineral deficiency, resulting in a bitter taste or burning in the mouth. Detection of the deficiency can lead to correction of the problem. Tender is the Face TMJ (temporomandibular [...]

By |2021-02-20T17:22:45+00:00April 27th, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Is Your Mouth Older Than…

Healthy Gums, Healthy You!

Fighting periodontal (gum) disease through meticulous daily hygiene and regular dental appointments is brilliant. You preserve your beautiful smile and sweet breath, maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and protect your overall health in the bargain! Periodontal disease—a chronic inflammatory disease that can destroy gum tissue, ligaments, even the bone supporting the teeth—is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults. Gum disease has been associated with such chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. People with higher blood levels of certain disease-causing bacteria in the mouth are more likely to have high levels of plaque (atherosclerosis) in the carotid artery in the neck. Clogging of the carotid arteries can lead to stroke. [...]

By |2020-07-27T19:01:21+00:00November 17th, 2020|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Healthy Gums, Healthy You!

What Your Mouth “Tells” Us…

About Your Overall Health Recent studies, including the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health, confirm what our team has known for a long time: There are so many connections between oral health and overall health that your next dental visit can be the next best thing to a physical examination! Your mouth is both an early warning system and a window to the health of your heart, your circulation, and your healthy well-being. A dental exam gives us the chance to recognize potentially serious conditions (certain cancers—especially oral cancer, diabetes, and more recently, AIDS)—even before they become apparent to your family physician. There's an increasingly strong link between gum disease and the risk of heart problems and stroke. That's why [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:25:49+00:00June 16th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on What Your Mouth “Tells” Us…

Prevention Made Just For You!

Custom Made Dental Prevention Every patient has unique dental needs. When it comes to prevention in dentistry, two visits a year may be average, but more appointments are necessary if your case requires some extra care. That might mean that your mouth builds up tartar quickly, you have one or more cavities, or teeth or gums are experiencing pain from infection. With regular dental checkups, we're here to make sure your smile stays healthy and bright. Fluoride has helped to improve the dental health of its users for generations, and we can apply sealants to children's teeth to fend off decay. X-rays are safer; modern anesthetics more effective. All in the name of prevention. Recent research has discovered that it's [...]

By |2019-07-25T16:05:05+00:00August 27th, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Prevention Made Just For You!