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Oral Healthcare News and Tips

5 Tips for Proper Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is not only an important habit in your everyday life, but it can also be a winding road of different rules of thumb depending on who you ask. Since it is so important to your oral health, however, it is absolutely paramount that you figure out what works, what doesn’t work, and what […]

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Signs of Oral Cancer

April is oral cancer awareness month, and a time when we focus heavily on making everyone aware of the significant risks associated with oral cancer. The National Cancer Institute projects that each year more than 50,000 people will receive a diagnosis of oral cancer with men being twice as susceptible as women. Of these, over […]

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Am I Using the Right Dental Products?

These days, with the advancement of information technology, there are so many different philosophies out there for maintaining good health you can read about at the click of a mouse. Dental care is no exception to this rule. People often wonder if the dental products they are currently using to maintain good oral health are […]

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

November is Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to the disease and the millions of people affected by it. We’d like to join this effort from the perspective of your oral health. Like other diseases linked to periodontitis, diabetes is both a cause and effect of gum disease. This bi-directional relationship presents a tricky approach […]

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Gum Disease is Linked to 14% Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

What could your dentist know about breast cancer? More than you might think. Your mouth can be home to a myriad of different bacteria; however, the average person’s mouth hosts only about 10% or less of these strains. Of those, a much smaller amount could be considered harmful bacteria, or bacteria which can eventually lead […]

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What Is A Periodontist?

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is a “dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants”. What is Periodontal Disease? Almost half of the adults living in the United States today suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease or periodontitis begins as […]

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Staying Hydrated Could Help Your Teeth and Overall Health

The link between oral health care and water  Even though the human body is made up of about 60% water, it is paramount to drink plenty of water and keep the body hydrated. There are many health benefits to drinking water. Water helps the body distribute healthy nutrients, get rid of waste, keep skin healthy and elastic, and it aids movement through joint […]

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Is there a connection between gum disease and heart disease? Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the US, with about 735,000 heart attacks occurring each year. Studies link periodontal disease and heart disease and even show that dental problems can exacerbate existing heart conditions. According to the American Academy of […]

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Alternatives to Dental Implants

Tooth replacement options for missing or loose teeth. Previously, we talked about how dental implants can fail due to improper care and or incorrect fitting by your periodontist. We talked about how the LAPIP® procedure (using the same laser as successful LANAP® procedures) can help save your dental implants and prolong their use. In this […]

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Treating Diabetic Patients with Periodontal Disease

Using the LANAP® Protocol for Periodontal Patients with Diabetes According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes affects over 9.3% of Americans. That’s 29 million people that have this disease caused by the body not producing enough or any insulin. Diabetes occurs when the body can not break down the sugar (glucose) which causes […]

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