Oral Health & Your Body

For more than 20 years, scientists have been discovering how a person’s oral health is related to overall body health. Poor oral health has been linked to diabetes, low birth weight pre-term babies, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s, heart disease and other issues. Your dentist examines your mouth for indicators of systemic issues so if any exist, we can address them early.

Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux, also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is when stomach acid washes up into the throat. If a person experiences this symptom, commonly called heartburn, more than twice a week, he or she may have acid reflux. But not...

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Diabetes

Diabetes

What is gum disease? Gum disease occurs when germs destroy gums and bone around the teeth. It starts with plaque, and the goal of daily brushing and flossing is to remove this sticky substance before it becomes an issue. If plaque is not removed, it becomes tartar,...

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Dentists Can Identify Clues to Eating Disorders With nearly 10 million women and 1 million men suffering from eating disorders in the U.S., more dentists are becoming the first line of defense when it comes to recognizing these problems in patients—especially teens....

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Link between Gum Disease and Heart Attacks When a person has gum disease, the body reacts to mouth bacteria with swelling. Gum disease is an inflammatory disease, as can be heart disease. This swelling response results in inflammation in the blood vessels lining the...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? OSA is when a sleeping person stops breathing because something is blocking the airway. When this happens, the body doesn’t take in the oxygen it needs. This leads to potentially life threatening conditions that affect the heart,...

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Oral Cancer & HPV

Oral Cancer & HPV

Oral cancer, or cancer of the mouth, can be detected in early stages because the mouth is an area of the body where changes can be seen easily. HPV is a virus that infects certain skin surfaces, including the mouth, throat, tongue, tonsils and others. Infection occurs...

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Expecting a baby? Expect oral health changes too. Pregnant women may experience some changes in oral health due to a surge in hormone levels. Regular brushing and flossing will help lessen “pregnancy gingivitis,” a condition that affects most pregnant women to some...

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