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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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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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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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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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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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If You Smoke, Know Oral Health Repercussions

Consider that your mouth is the first part of your body to come in contact with cigarette or cigar smoke. Although many people think of the lungs when it comes to the intake of cigarette or cigar smoke, the soft, … Continue reading

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Have Arthritis? Take Excellent Care Of Your Gums.

While most people see only their top, front teeth while brushing or getting ready for the day, dental professionals have a more intricate view of an individual’s mouth. I have a close-up view of teeth and gum tissues and training … Continue reading

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Get The Most From Tooth Brushing

Twice daily tooth brushing and daily flossing has long set the standard for maintaining good oral hygiene. While American adults are gaining greater understanding of the importance of good oral health, many still place a low priority on their oral … Continue reading

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Lessen Damage From Sugar For A Healthier Smile

While Americans struggle with obesity (now over one-third of adults), diabetes and an ever-increasing list of inflammatory diseases, they are finding it harder and harder to avoid sugar consumption. It seems to be an unavoidable part of our diets, added … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Research Focuses On Periodontal Disease In Aging Patients

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after their symptoms appear, but survival can range from four to 20 years depending on age and other health … Continue reading

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Is Dental Fear Causing High Percentage Of Adults With Gum Disease?

According to data collected as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 46 percent of American adults over the age of 30 have some level of gum disease … Continue reading

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The Link Between Diabetes & Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone structures that support natural teeth. Even though the signs of gum disease may resemble other medical conditions, the most common symptoms include: Red, swollen, tender gums Seeing blood when brushing … Continue reading

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