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4Apr, 2016

The Link Between Stress and Periodontal Disease

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April is also National Stress Awareness Month. With the hustle and bustle of our every day lives, it is not always easy to avoid stressful situations. However, recent studies show that managing your stress is an important part of your oral health. Research has found that people who are in high pressure situations and experience increased levels of stress tend to practice habits that can make them more susceptible to periodontal disease. According to the American Dental Association, factors related to these habits include: Tobacco smoking or chewing Systemic diseases such as diabetes Some types of medication such as steroids, some types […]
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10Mar, 2016

The Rise of Kidney Stones

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Did you know that March is National Kidney Month too? Kidneys are an important part of maintaining whole-body health, and therefore dental health. According to a study researched by Robert Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor with Harvard Health Publications, kidney stones are on the rise and are even being seen more commonly in people who were once considered low-risk. As a complete health dentist, I encourage you to take the best possible care of your body. There are numerous factors that cause the formation of kidney stones. These include diet, diabetes, some medications and family genetics. […]
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4Mar, 2016

Sleep Apnea and Your Dental Health

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March is National Sleep Apnea Month. Sleep apnea is a disorder where you experience pauses in breathing and shallow breaths while you sleep. This can last anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, “a major symptom is extremely loud snoring, sometimes so loud that bed partners find it intolerable. Other indications that sleep apnea may be present are obesity, persistent daytime sleepiness, bouts of awakening out of breath during the night, and frequently waking in the morning with a dry mouth or a headache.” Sleep […]
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10Feb, 2016

Connection Between Your Mouth And Your Heart

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Did you know that February is both National Dental Health Month and National Heart Health Month? At our office, we understand how important the relationship between dental health and total body health is. There is a significant connection between your dental health and your heart health. Heart Disease: According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States.  Knowing the risk factors and possible systemic links between your oral health and heart disease is the first step in prevention. It is important for you to talk […]
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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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