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8Jun, 2018

What Are Dental Implants?

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Although replacing missing teeth can be a cosmetic fix, dental restorations can also greatly improve your overall health in a variety of ways. With a saliva test performed by your dentist, you can learn if you are at a higher risk for conditions such as diabetes mellitus, strokes or heart attacks. When you lose teeth due to injury or infection, it threatens your overall health. This is because you are unable to chew food properly and the empty spaces can leave more prone to bacterial infections. What Are the Benefits […]
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18May, 2018

What is Saliva Testing and How Can it Improve your Oral Health?

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How Our Oral Health Can Benefit from Saliva Testing Saliva is quickly becoming popular as an important diagnostic tool for our health. New technology has made it possible to use saliva as a way to detect our risk of oral and general health problems. This could include different cancers, heart attacks, strokes, periodontal disease, and more. In our office, we have incorporated two salivary diagnostic (DNA) tests – MyPerioPath and MyPerioID PST. Benefits of Saliva Testing Our saliva contains many different types of antibodies, cytokines and hormones. These are compounds […]
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16Mar, 2018

What is the Difference Between Standard Care and the Bale Doneen Method?

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One out of every three people will die as a result of cardiovascular disease. This is a major problem that must be addressed. To reduce these numbers, it is essential to discuss heart attack and stroke prevention. It is often too late to begin caring for a patient after a major cardiovascular event. Our office pushes the standard of care to treat patients based on his or her risk factors for developing health issues with the help of the Bale/Doneen Method. This method follows a more proactive health approach to […]
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19Jan, 2018

Start 2018 Off With Great Oral Health

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2018 has started, and you may be ready to make some resolutions. If you want to enjoy the year with a healthy smile, it’s time to improve your oral health routine.   Oral Health Habits At Home Flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash are habits you should practice every morning and at bedtime. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with mouthwash after every meal and snack.   Your diet matters when you want oral health. Choose beverages and foods that are rich in calcium. Choose snacks that are good for your teeth, such […]
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8Dec, 2017

7 Dental Tips for Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

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The holidays are for family, friends, and fun. However, even when you are having a good time, it is important to still keep your dental health in mind.  This way, you can start the new year with healthy teeth and gums! Consider these dental tips during this holiday season.  Make Home Dental Care a Priority No matter how busy, tired, or excited you are, perform proper tooth brushing and flossing at least twice each day. Many people find it easiest to brush and floss in the morning and at bedtime. […]
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2Nov, 2017

When to Get a Crown and What to Expect

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There are many cosmetic procedures that help to fix your teeth so that you can maintain a beautiful smile. If you want to know when to get a crown, it is best to speak with your dentist. It is usually used to support a weakened tooth. Also, it could be used to connect a bridge or to correct a discoloration. Since crowns are usually crafted from a durable porcelain material, they should match the color of your existing teeth. What to Expect When Getting a Crown A dental crown procedure […]
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5Oct, 2017

When to Take Your Child to The Dentist

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Many times, parents do not know when it is time for their child’s first dental check-up. The American Dental Association advises that a child should be seen by a dentist immediately following his or her first tooth eruption. As a parent, it is essential to understand what to expect when visiting the dentist with your child. The First Visit Although the first visit for a child will involve basic dentistry procedures like a solid mouth exam, it is a great time to introduce your child to the office and the […]
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8Sep, 2017

How Are Diabetes And Gum Disease Related?

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Oral health can be complicated if you do not know the facts. One example includes the relationships between diabetes and gum disease. Are You Diabetic? If you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing gum disease. You have a greater risk if you do not keep your condition under control. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Follow your physician’s instructions for your medical condition. Floss and brush your teeth and gums twice each day. Home oral care can prevent plaque from building up on […]
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3Aug, 2017

5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Gum Disease During Pregnancy

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Due to hormonal changes and other factors, your oral health is especially vulnerable when you are pregnant.  Some dental tips can protect you from gum disease during pregnancy. 1.  Visit your dentist- The best time to schedule an appointment for an exam and cleaning is before you become pregnant.  If you have not done so, visit as soon as you learn of your pregnancy. 2.  Keep your teeth and gums clean- To avoid gum disease, you must keep your teeth and gums free from bacteria and plaque.  Brush and floss after every […]
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