February 6, 2020
Red is widely considered the color of February. From
bouquets of roses to heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red is everywhere. One
place you probably wouldn’t expect to see red is in your gums when brushing and
flossing, but that’s the reality for more than half of Americans. Bleeding gums
is a sign of gum disease. Since February is National Gum Disease
Awareness Month, now seems like the perfect time to talk about gum disease, its
treatment, and how you can prevent it.
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December 10, 2019
As much as you might love your dentist, they’re probably not
on the top of the list of people you want to spend quality time with this
holiday season. You’d probably much rather sit in your living room chair with
friends and family than the dental chair.
To help you avoid that situation, we’ve compiled this list of five tips to keep
your teeth healthy during the holiday season.
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October 18, 2019
Losing all your
teeth obviously has an impact on your oral health; you’ll likely need dentures
from your dentist in order to speak clearly and enjoy a balanced diet. But tooth
loss can have numerous unseen consequences as well. For example, if you’re a postmenopausal
woman who has lost most or all of your teeth, you might be at risk of
developing high blood pressure – and all the life-threatening complications it
can lead to. Read on to learn more about the link between cardiovascular health
and the empty space in your smile.
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October 10, 2019
Damaged feet, eyes, and kidneys are all complications of
poorly managed type 2 diabetes. But did you know that gum disease is another
one? That’s right, if you’re diabetic, you’re much more likely to develop gum
disease than those who aren’t diabetic. And, according to a recent study, there
may be a link between taking care of your diabetes and gum disease levels. Read
on as a
dentist explains the study.
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August 30, 2019
When was the last time you went to the dentist? If you’re
older than 80, chances are it has been way too long. A recent study from
researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the University of Hawai’i
at Manoa has shown that as people age, they are statistically less and less
likely to see their dentist for a checkup or even for oral health problems.
Let’s take a closer look at the results of that study, and why you shouldn’t
let age stop you from seeing your dentist in
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