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Why Older Women Who Lose Their Teeth Need to Watch Their Blood Pressure

October 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — TarponShoresDental @ 4:13 pm
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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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Can Good Control of Type 2 Diabetes Improve Your Dental Hygiene?

October 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — TarponShoresDental @ 8:12 pm
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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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Don’t Let Old Age Stop You from Seeing Your Dentist

August 30, 2019

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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 St. Armands.

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Celebrate Oral Health Awareness Month with Your Dentist in Sarasota

June 2, 2019

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June is an important month – it has Father’s Day, the beginning of summer, graduations, and more. But did you know that June is also Oral Health Awareness Month? While you should be proactive about your oral health year-round, it’s important to take a month to focus on it and why it’s so important. A dentist in Sarasota is here to talk more about why oral health matters.

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We’re Honoring Oral Cancer Awareness Month in Sarasota

April 6, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — TarponShoresDental @ 4:57 pm
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April is mostly associated with spring weather and fool’s jokes, but did you know it is also a month that has been set aside to raise awareness for oral cancer? That’s right — and during Oral Cancer Awareness Month in 2019, we are taking the opportunity to talk about the importance of early detection through regular screenings. Keep reading to find out more about why it matters and how to go about talking to your friends and family about getting oral cancer screenings this month.

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