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Insurance Company Adds Dental Benefits To Protect Pregnant & Diabetic Policy Holders

Many doctors and dentists view the mouth as a mirror to what’s taking place inside a person’s body. While a dental exam can reveal signs of diseases and infections, research has shown particular risks for expectant mothers and individuals with chronic … Continue reading

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Increase Of Oral Health Challenges As We Age

Getting older has many benefits. As adults age, they typically grow more confident and place more value on the true meaningful aspects of life. The pressures of raising children are behind them and they are able to indulge in pleasures … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Can Improve With Healthy Gums

Over the years, I’ve been proud to be involved in the many advancements in dentistry, including techniques, materials and technology involved with implant, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. While these developments have been exciting, I’ve been less than enthused by how … Continue reading

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Taking Osteoporosis Medication? Beware Jaw Bone Necrosis!

At each appointment, we have our patients update us on all the medications they are taking, including over-the-counter supplements. Because certain drugs have side effects that can cause negative reactions, having this information enhances our ability to provide a successful … Continue reading

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How To Save Time & Money When It Comes To Dental Care!

As part of our normal routines, we do preventive maintenance to avoid problems that can otherwise require a great deal of time and money for repairs. For example, we have our car’s oil changed on a regular basis to ensure … Continue reading

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Losing Teeth NOT Normal Part Of Aging

The knowledge we have today about our world and our health is fascinating. Just consider the remarkable discoveries and developments in everything from how the brain functions during sleep (it’s anything but ‘at rest!’) to how foods with added hormones … Continue reading

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Prostrate Health Connections To Healthy Gums

The human body is a miraculous machine. In its design, it is able to battle harmful bacteria by sending white blood cells to combat infection. Although this is our body’s reaction to bacterial accumulation, some infection spreads beyond the capacity … Continue reading

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How Gum Disease Develops And How To Stop It

When we tell a patient he or she has periodontal (gum) disease, many are taken aback. This is typically because gum disease begins without obvious symptoms. Often, when warning signs do emerge (such as seeing blood in the sink when … Continue reading

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How To Spend Less On Dental Care

Most of us try to be proactive with our health. We stay active, eat healthy, don’t smoke, limit alcohol and have regular check-ups and periodic screenings. In addition to living a healthy lifestyle, we know it is wise to try … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Diabetes Ruin Your Smile

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that results from insufficient insulin secretion or being resistant to insulin. This occurs when the body is unable to properly process carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Diabetes is a leading cause of death due to vascular … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer Link To Oral Bacteria?

In past blogs, you may have read my references of how various studies have found links between oral bacteria and serious health problems far beyond the mouth. These include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, preterm babies and … Continue reading

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Time For A Year-End Smile Assessment

With October right around the corner, it gives an opportunity to assess unmet goals with your oral health with time to still tend to needs and desires. This is also a good time to use your HSA or dental insurance … Continue reading

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Study Shows Good Oral Health Can Improve Prostrate Health

Inflammation in the body has been getting much publicity these days, for good reason. ‘Chronic’ inflammation (internal inflammation that can’t turn itself off) has been associated with serious health problems, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, allergies and depression. When … Continue reading

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Dry Mouth Can Lead To Costly Problems

An Adult Oral Health report published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) states, “The baby boomer generation will be the first where the majority will maintain their natural teeth over their entire lifetime, having benefited from water … Continue reading

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Men – Tend To Oral Health To Prevent Serious Health Problems

With Father’s Day right around the corner, many of us are reminded of the sacrifices they make. Memories of our fathers are often of how they always put our needs first. Yet, Dads may be ignoring their own well-being in … Continue reading

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