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Oral Healthcare News and Tips

Breast Cancer and Dental Health

October is breast cancer awareness month. The goal during breast cancer awareness month is to raise consciousness and educate people about this disease that affects almost 300,000 new patients each year. While there is a number of different schools of thought when it comes to preventing cancer, it is not always avoidable. Sometimes cancer can […]

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What is Crown Lengthening?

Your smile is important. According to recent studies conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 48% of people believe that a good smile leaves the most memorable first impression. It is the first thing many people will notice, so it can help you in a number of first impression scenarios, such as: first dates, […]

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Gum Disease and Diabetes—A Reciprocal Relationship

In the medical field there are a surprising number of diseases and symptoms out there that share a peculiar relationship to one another. A symptom that occurs as a result of one disease may also conversely play the role of the disease (causing a symptom) in another patient. Two such diseases, diabetes and gum disease, […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

What is gum disease? You may have heard it called by other names such as gingivitis or periodontal disease. There are varying degrees of severity when determining what is gum disease, but most infections found in the gums will be considered some form of gum disease no matter how small or advanced the case may […]

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The Connection between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month. It is a month to spread awareness and educate people about brain diseases (such as Alzheimer’s) that can affect cognitive function to a crippling degree, and often make autonomy difficult (or impossible) for patients who suffer from it. Alzheimer’s is not yet fully understood; but there is ongoing […]

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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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