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We Use 3D Printers to Place Dental Implants

Using a 3D printer allows the placement of dental implants to be more effective and accurate. This capability was previously not available in any periodontal office until now. Before, it would have only been provided to us by an outside lab at a very high cost.  Additionally, the model used to take several days to…

ARE YOU ADDICTED TO SUGAR?

SUGAR ADDICTION   Most of us love sugar. We can eat it any time, any place and in just about anything.  We don’t have a sweet tooth; we have a sweet arm or leg. We know it’s not healthy or good for us but we just can’t help ourselves. We swear that starting tomorrow we…

APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

  SYMPTOMS OF ORAL CANCER   There are several things to look for so performing a monthly self-check can mean an earlier diagnosis with a better outcome. Using a bright light and mirror, be sure to remove any dentures. Look and feel inside your lips and the front of your gums. Tilt back your head…

The Link Between Periodontal Disease and Child Obesity

CHILD OBESITY   As parents, having your child’s best interest at heart is always at the forefront of your mind. Making sure they are well cared for, well fed and always healthy. One part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ensuring there is ample amount of exercise and activity to stimulate the children physically and…

Is Sharing a Toothbrush Really That Bad?

DANGERS OF SHARING A TOOTHBRUSH   While sharing a toothbrush may sound pretty disgusting, can it really be that bad for you? You figure you share a fork or kiss your significant other all the time and nothing happens so is sharing a tooth brush really that different? The answer is – YES! Maybe you’re…

What Is Oil Pulling and Does It Cure Gum Disease?

OIL PULLING WHAT IS IT? We’ve all been hearing a lot about oil pulling for dental and gum care. But what is it and does it really make a difference with your oral health? Oil Pulling, which is also known as “kavaka’ or ‘gundusha’ is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique. Ayurveda goes back over 3,000…

Keeping Up With Your Oral Health After Retirement

DENTAL INSURANCE POST-RETIREMENT Many people have dental insurance through their jobs but once they retire, they lose those benefits. Medicare and the Affordable Care Act don’t offer dental care and even the most simple dental plans are extremely costly.   With over 10,000 people retiring every day, this means that over 70% of retired baby…

Treat Gum Disease and Help Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

GUM DISEASE AND RA   For over a century, doctors have known that oral health and your overall physical health are directly related. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, there is scientific proof that gum disease is known to cause other more serious diseases in the body. For decades doctors have known that gum infections…

A Healthy Mouth Could Save You from Pancreatic Cancer

You may feel indifferent about visiting the dentist, sometimes you may even “forget” your appointment because, really, is it that important? You brush and floss your teeth twice a day so how much does going to the dentist really impact your overall oral health? The answer is: A LOT! Recent studies suggest it could even…

Trick Your Body with Less Exercise and Get Better Results

EXERCISE    We all know we need to exercise and how important fitness is, but finding or making time isn’t always easy. Now you won’t have the excuse that you don’t have time because all you need is 10 minutes 3x a week to get the benefits. And those benefits aren’t just physical! It’s time…

New Link Between Lung Cancer and Periodontal Disease

Everyone knows that going to the dentist twice a year for bi-annual check-ups is the best way to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. Also, there are many different published resources and old time sayings that allude to the fact that overall bodily health starts with your mouth. Not only do you want to…

Getting a Flu Vaccine Helps Prevent More Than the Flu

If you’re undecided about getting a flu vaccine, this might help determine if it’s the right thing for you and/or your family… It’s All About The Numbers We already know that the flu vaccine lowers the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder but a recent study is definitely good news for those…

What Causes Dry Mouth?

Dry Mouth Causes Having a dry mouth can be annoying and uncomfortable and identifying the cause may help provide some relief for those who suffer from chronic xerostomia (dry mouth) Medications The Oral Cancer Foundation suggests that the leading cause of dry mouth is medication as more than 400 commonly used drugs can cause xerostomia. Namely…

Sedation Dentistry

The use of sedation in dentistry has revolutionized the way patients view dental visits. Patients who once were afraid or anxious about even the most routine dental procedures now visit the dentist with confidence. Sedation is typically administered to healthy individuals who need help relaxing or managing treatment anxiety. Reasons for needing sedation may include…

Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Preparing for Intravenous anesthesia sedation is much like preparing for general anesthesia. There are some general prerequisites and instructions that patients must follow prior to IV sedation to ensure the safety of the procedure. It is important that all patients undergoing IV sedation thoroughly read and understand the directions we provide prior to the procedure…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…