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What You Need to Know About Gum Disease for National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — TarponShoresDental @ 12:15 pm
girl checking in mirror about whether she needs gum disease treatment

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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5 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays

December 10, 2019

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

October 18, 2019

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Checking blood pressure

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
person checking blood sugar

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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older lady smiling

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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