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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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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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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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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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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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Is Oil Pulling A Fad To Ignore Or A Beneficial Practice?

I occasionally run across fads and trends on the internet related to dental care, some of them very concerning. I remember seeing a number of posts from people promoting the use of baking soda and peroxide as a DIY whitener … Continue reading

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Why We ‘Probe’ Gum Tissues During Cleanings.

Most patients have a ‘cleaning’ during their 6-month dental check-ups, which are known as ‘prophys’ in the dental profession. Prophy is an abbreviated term for prophylaxis, which is the cleaning needed to remove plaque. During the appointment, we begin by … 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 Ready For October – National Dental Hygiene Month!

With October upon us, we’d like to remind our patients that October is National Dental Hygiene Month. As we celebrate our terrific team who help to keep your teeth and gums healthy (while making each visit a pleasure!), we would … 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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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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Pregnant? Take Excellent Care Of Oral Health, For You & Your Baby.

I remember watching an episode of “Mad Men” where a cocktail party was being held. Two of the guests were pregnant women who not only had an alcoholic beverage in hand, they were both smoking. Today, this is pretty shocking, … Continue reading

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