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4 Signs That You Secretly Have Sleep Apnea

Has the sound of your own snoring ever woken you up? Do you constantly feel tired even though it seems like you get enough sleep every night? Does your snoring lead to arguments with your significant other? If the above sounds familiar, you may actually have uncovered clues that you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea  Continue Reading »

Get a Stress-Free Smile Make-Over with Dental Implants with Sedation

Are you less than satisfied with the appearance of your smile? Have you been living with a dental problem that causes discomfort or embarrassment? With the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry, it’s possible to get a complete smile transformation with dental implants. However, if, like 50 percent of the population, you can’t even think about  Continue Reading »

The Facts on Flossing – Should You Bother?

Millions of Americans have grown up believing that flossing is one of the most important steps for keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy. That’s because, for decades, dentists, the American Dental Association, floss manufacturers, and even the U.S. government have made a strong case that flossing is just as imperative for good dental  Continue Reading »

Why You Should Get an Oral Bacteria DNA Test

Our mouths are filled with numerous types of bacteria, but at least seven types of oral bacteria have been found to cause periodontal disease if not properly cleansed from the mouth each day. Unfortunately, due to poor dental hygiene or genetic susceptibility, millions of Americans end up developing some form of gum disease, which has  Continue Reading »

What is the Link Between Cancer and Gum Disease?

When your dentist tells you to brush and floss your teeth every day, you’re doing more for your health than simply preventing cavities. As numerous studies have determined, your oral health is directly linked to your overall physical and mental health. In fact, one of the most serious health risks linked to gum disease is  Continue Reading »

Does Periodontitis Damage Your Cardiovascular Health?

Did you know that brushing and flossing your teeth each day is not only keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but also protecting your heart? While scientists have determined that there is a link between oral health and cardiovascular disease, the specific cause has only recently been uncovered.  For example, the Academy of General Dentistry  Continue Reading »

The Oral Origin of Alzheimer’s Disease

In the past year, researchers have uncovered more details about the oral-systemic link between mouth infections and other diseases of the mind or body. Recently, researchers published a paper in the Journal of Oral Microbiology providing a possible connection between oral infection and Alzheimer’s disease. Across the globe, roughly 44 million people suffer from the  Continue Reading »

It’s in Your Kiss: What You Should Know about Contagious Oral Bacteria

When examining the oral-systemic link between periodontal disease and total health, it is important to identify how gum disease begins in the first place. Poor dental hygiene, sugary foods, and smoking are all well-known culprits, but did you know that the oral bacteria that causes tooth decay, which may lead to gum disease, is contagious?  Continue Reading »

What is the Oral-Systemic Link Between Periodontal Disease and Total Health?

In the past few years, countless studies have been published demonstrating how poor oral health is connected to systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and even pregnancy issues. While both dental and medical professionals agree that some oral systemic links are more well established than others, such as the link between periodontal  Continue Reading »

Sedation Dentistry Can Help Calm Patients

Visiting the dentist is an anxiety-inducing, terrifying experience for a good number of men and women. Some people even have a phobia of going to the dentist, called odontophobia or dental phobia. In some cases, this causes people to avoid going to the dentist, which is bad for oral health and can lead to many  Continue Reading »

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