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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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16Feb, 2018

Why Did We Partner with a Cardiologist?

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Gum disease is on the rise in this country. This condition affects much more than just a person’s mouth. Scientists are researching the association between the mouth and overall wellness. This connection is called the oral-systemic connection. Dentists are teaming with cardiologists to better understand the oral-systemic connection to help discover the developing risk factors for heart attack and stroke among other diseases.  Diabetes Research has shown that individuals with diabetes are more likely to suffer from gum disease. Also, periodontal disease may make it challenging to maintain proper sugar […]
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3Feb, 2017

What Does Heart Disease Have To Do With Oral Health?

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There is more to oral health than a nice smile. The condition of your teeth and gums affects your body, too. There are many health risks associated with poor oral health. Heart disease is one example. The Relationship Between Oral Health and Heart Disease: There are two ways poor oral health can be harmful to your heart. First, bacteria in your mouth can pass through the bloodstream and reach the arteries of the heart. The arteries can become hardened, and develop plaque. This can block or decrease normal blood flow. Second, […]
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