Gum Disease and Diabetes—A Reciprocal Relationship

In the medical field there are a surprising number of diseases and symptoms out there that share a peculiar relationship to one another. A symptom that occurs as a result of one disease may also conversely play the role of the disease (causing a symptom) in another patient. Two such diseases, diabetes and gum disease, […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

What is gum disease? You may have heard it called by other names such as gingivitis or periodontal disease. There are varying degrees of severity when determining what is gum disease, but most infections found in the gums will be considered some form of gum disease no matter how small or advanced the case may […]

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The Connection between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month. It is a month to spread awareness and educate people about brain diseases (such as Alzheimer’s) that can affect cognitive function to a crippling degree, and often make autonomy difficult (or impossible) for patients who suffer from it. Alzheimer’s is not yet fully understood; but there is ongoing […]

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5 Tips for Proper Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is not only an important habit in your everyday life, but it can also be a winding road of different rules of thumb depending on who you ask. Since it is so important to your oral health, however, it is absolutely paramount that you figure out what works, what doesn’t work, and what […]

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Signs of Oral Cancer

April is oral cancer awareness month, and a time when we focus heavily on making everyone aware of the significant risks associated with oral cancer. The National Cancer Institute projects that each year more than 50,000 people will receive a diagnosis of oral cancer with men being twice as susceptible as women. Of these, over […]

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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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