Category Archives: Gum Disease

How To Conquer Your Fear Of The Dentist

I know someone who nearly drowned as a youth. It’s a feeling that has never left him and has since invoked a sense of fear every time he’s in the water. Although he’s a strong swimmer now, he feels there … Continue reading

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Pregnant? Why Healthy Gums Are Especially Important For You!

If you watched any of the seven seasons of AMC’s series “Mad Men,” it blatantly illustrated just how drastically times have changed. Set in the 1960’s, the episodes followed the team of a Madison Avenue ad agency. As I watched, … Continue reading

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Many Advantages For Adults Who Straighten Teeth

When I discuss cosmetic dentistry with patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles, our conversation doesn’t just focus on creating a smile of white, pretty teeth. We discuss the importance of the shape, size, and position of … Continue reading

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New Research On Gum Disease Shows Arthritis (RA) Trigger.

For decades, scientists have conducted research and studies to delve into the delicate interworking of the human body. Often in an effort to pinpoint the triggers for cancer and other diseases, they have carefully examined the intricate and integral nature … Continue reading

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Signs & Symptoms Of An Abscess Or Other Dental Infection

Tooth aches can occur because of a number of issues. A cavity, gum inflammation, gum recession, or an infection in the tooth — all can cause an ache. Some tooth aches can be severe. These occur when an infection is … Continue reading

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How You Care For Your Smile Can Save You Money!

As most families try to fund the added expenses for summer getaways or fun outings, having this time precious together can also pose a strain on some budgets. To save up for these well-deserved indulgences, many people look at their … Continue reading

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Could Poor Gum Health Trigger Health Challenges Beyond The Mouth?

Riverside Dental Arts recently joined an organization called the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, or AAOSH (aaosh.org/). We felt it was important to be connected with this membership of like-minded dental professionals for several reasons, but mainly because of … Continue reading

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Statistics Show Men Not As Diligent When It Comes To Their Smile

Having good oral health has taken on new light over the past few decades, thanks to an enormous amount of research. In addition to avoiding cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease, a healthy mouth is now understood to be a … Continue reading

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Having A Dry Mouth Creates Extra Challenges For Your Oral Health

Do you feel your breath is not-so-fresh sometimes? For many of us, it occurs when our mouths are dry. However, having a dry mouth can cause problems far worse than bad breath. In every mouth, there is a certain amount … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer – New Findings Show It May Be Triggered By Periodontal Disease

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 47 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 30 have some level of gum disease. This percentage increases with age, with over 70 percent of adults over 65 … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth = Healthy Body

Could having good ORAL health give you a ‘leg up’ on having better OVERALL health? I’d like to share some findings that reinforce the need to maintain a healthy mouth. First, allow me to explain why your oral health is … Continue reading

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Simple Ways To Avoid Bad Breath.

Although the title of this blog begins with the word ‘simple,’ for people who struggle with bad breath, there is nothing simple about it. Persistent bad breath is a real problem for some people – once they realize they have … Continue reading

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Why Replace Missing Teeth? And How You Can.

Too many adults in our nation assume that losing a natural tooth is normal. Yes, accidents contribute to some tooth loss but the number one reason for losing adult teeth is periodontal (gum) disease. And, gum disease, although too prevalent … Continue reading

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The Oral Health – Whole Body Health Connection

It wasn’t all that long ago when people believed their brains were dormant during sleep. We now know that our brains are busy throughout the night doing housekeeping that fine-tunes it’s ability to serve as an efficient central control system. … Continue reading

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‘Rocky’ Dentures? Here’s Why.

Denture wearers typically experience the same thing at one time or another. They notice their once-snug denture doesn’t fit quite as well. This may first be evident while eating, which tends to prompt more frequent application of denture adhesive. When … Continue reading

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