Heart Disease and Your Oral Health

In the last several years, studies have shown that your oral health has a direct link to your systemic health. Most of these links stem from periodontal disease, which doctors have linked to diabetes, pregnancy complications, and most notably, heart disease. While studies continue into the link between oral health and heart disease, we can [...]

By |April 29th, 2016|Gum Disease, Oral Health|Comments Off on Heart Disease and Your Oral Health

The Benefits of a Professional Dental Cleaning

For your entire life, you’ve heard that you need to visit the dentist twice a year for a professional dental cleaning. You brush your teeth at least twice a day, sometimes more, and floss everyday as well. Why do you need a professional cleaning? While practicing good oral hygiene will help keep your teeth healthy [...]

By |April 9th, 2016|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Health|Comments Off on The Benefits of a Professional Dental Cleaning

Gum Disease and Your Health

As research continues in the field of periodontology, more and more studies seem to suggest links between gum disease and other health risks. These risks include heart disease, diabetes, complications with pregnancy and several others. As studies continue to be conducted, we find it important to keep you abreast of their findings. Should you have [...]

By |February 13th, 2016|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, News|Comments Off on Gum Disease and Your Health

Women’s Hormones and Dental Health

You may already know that hormones can affect a woman’s mood, weight, and food cravings, but did you know they can also have an affect on her oral health? The hormonal changes a woman faces may make her more susceptible to dental health problems. Hormones affect the body’s response to toxins caused by dental plaque, [...]

By |November 28th, 2015|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Women's Dentistry|Comments Off on Women’s Hormones and Dental Health

Gum Disease and Diabetes

People with diabetes know that the disease can affect many systems in the body, including the eyes, kidneys, heart, and nerves. But did you know that diabetes can also affect your oral health? Diabetes patients have a higher risk of developing periodontal disease than those without diabetes. Periodontal disease affects your gums, and left untreated [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|General Dentistry, Gum Disease|Comments Off on Gum Disease and Diabetes