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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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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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3May, 2016

Periodontal Disease Increases Risk for Stroke

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May is American Stroke Awareness Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and recent studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. The British Health Foundation conducted research to find out just how strong this correlation was. They concluded that “patients with periodontal disease have twice the risk of stroke than patients with diabetes.” According to the American Academy of Periodontology, “half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis.” This means that it is even more important for adults to practice proper oral hygiene. Not only will this […]
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8Apr, 2016

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

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Dental health is often the last thing on a pregnant woman’s mind. She is focused primarily on the health and safety of her baby, rather than her own health. The last week of April is National Infertility Week, which means there is no better time to become educated on the effects poor oral hygiene can have on a newborn baby. A recent study done by the Journal of Periodontology found that pregnant women with periodontal disease are at a higher risk of delivering a low birth weight baby. The study concluded that “Mothers with periodontitis were […]
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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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