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7Jun, 2016

The Importance of Oral Health for Men

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June is National Men’s Health Month, and it turns out that maintaining proper oral health often falls to the wayside for men. According to the April Journal of Periodontology, “Women are almost twice as likely to have received regular dental checkups in the past year, scheduled the recommended treatment following those checkups; and had better indicators of periodontal health, including lower incidence of dental plaque, calculus and bleeding on probing, all of which can be used as markers of periodontal disease.” Men are also more likely to develop oral and throat cancer compared to women. Knowing these facts […]
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29Apr, 2016

The Benefits of ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

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Wedding and graduation season is here! What a perfect time to start thinking about teeth whitening! Who doesn’t want to look their best at these events? At our office, we offer both ZOOM! Whitening as well as custom whitening trays to our patients. ZOOM! Whitening has many great benefits and is a great option for patients who wish to whiten their teeth fast! What is ZOOM! Whitening? The ZOOM! Chairside Whitening System is a safe and effective way to brighten your teeth in a single office visit. The ZOOM! procedure is […]
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3Feb, 2016

Relationship Between Heart Health and Dental Health

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Since February is both National Heart Health Month and National Dental Health Month, we want to highlight the connection between heart health and dental health. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Interestingly, current research shows that periodontal bacteria invade the cardiovascular system to incite inflammation and atherosclerosis. “While the American Heart Association does not yet call the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease causal, the impact these pathogens exert on systemic inflammation and atherosclerosis is undeniable. Just last week, a study found both […]
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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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