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20Jan, 2016

The Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

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If you are expecting a baby, you must care for all parts of your body, including your mouth. Dental care is a crucial part of a healthy pregnancy. Hormonal changes may place you at an increased risk for dental infections and other problems. During this exciting time, it is essential to follow a proper oral care routine. Morning Sickness. It is common for a pregnant woman to experience morning sickness. Unfortunately, it can strike at any time. Vomiting brings up acid from your stomach, which can harm your tooth enamel.  After […]
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13Jan, 2016

Oral Health Is Systemic

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Even decades ago, many dentists noted that their older patients who had extremely healthy and younger look gums were also in great physical health for their age. Now we know, based on research and not just anecdotal evidence, that oral health is systemic. This means that a person’s oral health is reflective of their overall health. The research shows there is a strong correlation between periodontal disease and other health issues, such as diabetes, pre-term births, low birth weights, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Periodontal disease is generally […]
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6Jan, 2016

Ways To Integrate Medical & Dental Care

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We all know how important caring for our general health and our dental health is. We visit our general doctor for regular checkups, as well as our dentist for annual or semi-annual cleanings and visits. However, what we may not realize is how closely our dental health is related to our general health. Many physicians may not realize this fact either, and unfortunately, it is at no fault of their own. Up until about 2008, most physicians who graduated did not receive much, if any, training on oral health. The […]
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