Can Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February to be the American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year.” It’s never too early to start focusing on […]

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Am I Using the Right Dental Products?

These days, with the advancement of information technology, there are so many different philosophies out there for maintaining good health you can read about at the click of a mouse. Dental care is no exception to this rule. People often wonder if the dental products they are currently using to maintain good oral health are […]

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay During the Holidays

How does the stereotypical holiday diet affect tooth decay? We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, and it’s no secret that there is often an influx of sugary foods made available to you during the month of December because of the holidays. It seems like every Christmas cookie you see is made […]

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The Connection between Diabetes and Gum Disease

November is Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to the disease and the millions of people affected by it. We’d like to join this effort from the perspective of your oral health. Like other diseases linked to periodontitis, diabetes is both a cause and effect of gum disease. This bi-directional relationship presents a tricky approach […]

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Delaying gum disease treatment? 3 reasons why you shouldn’t

There are many reasons we can come up with to skip out on going to the dentist regularly (or even at all). Not many people go to the orthodontist’s office because they want to. It can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, costly…the list goes on. Nevertheless, time waits for no one. Sooner or later we all have […]

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Gum Disease is Linked to 14% Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

What could your dentist know about breast cancer? More than you might think. Your mouth can be home to a myriad of different bacteria; however, the average person’s mouth hosts only about 10% or less of these strains. Of those, a much smaller amount could be considered harmful bacteria, or bacteria which can eventually lead […]

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Studies Show An Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s in Patients with Gum Disease

What Is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with symptom onset developing slowly and becoming worse over time. It is often attributed to old age because of the loss of short-term memory associated with it, however, it is not considered a normal stage of aging by any stretch of the imagination. The […]

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How to Stop Receding Gums

For many people, the existence of receding gums is a harsh reality. However, the only way to fight and repair receding gums is to first understand what it means for gums to recede as well as what causes them to recede. What is Gum Recession and How Does It Happen? As the name suggests, gum […]

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The Relationship Between Smoking and Gum Disease

Smoking Could Lead to Gum Disease Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can affect the bone structure that holds your teeth in place. Once gum disease advances and breaks down that bone, you could lose your teeth. Gum disease develops when bacteria get under your gums. Since it can be difficult to […]

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Gum Disease and Pregnancy

There is nothing like pregnancy to cause changes in the body. Your oral health is no different. Consequently, gingivitis and other oral health issues can arise during this time even if you had healthy teeth and gums before your pregnancy. Periodontitis (gum disease) can also develop as a result of your raging hormones. In fact, […]

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