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How Gum Disease Begins

For adults who learn they have some level of periodontal (gum) disease, most are surprised. The symptoms, if any, can be very minor. Yet, gum disease begins like most diseases in our bodies – without obvious signs. Typically, when signs … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Oral Bacteria Link

For those who have diabetes, each day includes a number of challenges. In addition to increased health risks that include damage to the kidneys, eyes, heart and nerves, diabetics are at greater risk for developing periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The word “cancer” on its own is scary. Yet, you don’t hear much about Oral Cancer. Does this mean Oral Cancer should not be worrisome? Read the following statistics and then decide for yourself: • Oral Cancer has one of … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis & Oral Health Connections

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the nation’s leading cause of disability, limiting the daily activities of over 7 million adults. What many RA sufferers are not aware of is its connection to their oral health. While having good oral health is … Continue reading

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Moms-To-Be: Take Care Of Gums For Your Smile & Your Baby’s Health

If you’ve ever heard the term ‘gingivitis’ (gen-guh-vy-tus), it refers to the initial stage of periodontal (gum) disease. This is an inflammation of the soft tissues in the mouth that surround teeth. Oral inflammation occurs when a particular strain of … Continue reading

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Diabetes Associated With High Risk Of Tooth Loss

If you are diabetic, you are probably aware of the heightened risk for serious health complications. It is commonly known that diabetes can cause damage to large and small blood vessels. This can lead to the risk of heart attack … Continue reading

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Bad Breath? Who, ME???

In close conversations with friends or co-workers, have you ever wondered, “Could I have bad breath?” I’m not referring to occasional odor after a morning of coffee or the lingering scent from a tuna sandwich lunch. While any bad breath … Continue reading

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Why Replace A Tooth That Isn’t Visible?

When a tooth is lost that is obvious in a smile, the majority of people want to replace it as soon as possible. While a smile with an empty space detracts from appearance, studies show it can also effect how … Continue reading

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Replace Missing Teeth – For Good!

When discussing tooth replacement options with patients, whether new patients or long-time patients, my desire is to ensure they are aware of all their options. Today’s dentistry offers a number of excellent methods for replacing teeth, yet like anything, there … Continue reading

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Healthy Smiles & Heart Health

There are a number of studies that suggest that oral health and gum disease are related to serious conditions like heart disease. Although the precise link between periodontal (gum) disease and heart disease hasn’t been pinpointed, there is strong evidence … Continue reading

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Yes You CAN Halt Gingivitis!

While your six-month cleanings and exams remove plaque and tartar, many people fail to have an effective routine at home. When a thorough regimen of oral hygiene at home twice daily is not followed, the potential to develop early stage … Continue reading

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The Gateway to your Body

In St. Louis, the Gateway Arch stands as a strong symbol as the gateway to the west. This iconic landmark is a national symbol recognized by all as it leads us to a different part of the country. But are … Continue reading

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A Season of Changes and Gum Disease

September marks the start of changes in our year. We must shift from our summer routines and leisure, and prepare for the upcoming season of autumn. This may require pulling out our fall wardrobe, while secretly hoping that the nice … Continue reading

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A Fit Body Helps Oral Health

In 2009, a study showed that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese, with 36.6% as overweight and 26.5% obese. It is widely known that being overweight puts a strain on the heart, joints, and one’s … Continue reading

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NC Statistics Show Oral Health Priorities Not Up To Par

Ahhh… North Carolina seems to have it all, from wide beaches to lush mountains to wooded land dotted by lakes or ribboned with streams. Yes, North Carolina has it all – except for desirable statistics when it comes to our … Continue reading

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