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Are Your Gums Going To Pot?

June 7, 2016

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that long term marijuana use may increase the risk of gum disease. The study did not find a link between long term use of pot and increased risk of other health problems. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal (in most places) drug used in the United...  [Read More]

Cancer Treatment and Oral Health

May 25, 2016

When patients are faced with cancer treatment it is understandable that their oral health is not something they spend much time thinking about. However, it is important that your dentist know your health status and about any future treatments. Dental and oral changes may occur before, during and after cancer treatment. Prior to Treatment Continue...  [Read More]

Dental Care And Pregnancy

May 20, 2016

Many years ago women were told to avoid dental care during pregnancy. We now know that maintaining good oral health is important for both mom and baby because women with gum disease have higher rates of pre-term birth. Before You Get Pregnant While you are thinking about starting a family is the perfect time to...  [Read More]

Sleep Apnea - Women Vs. Men

May 13, 2016

About 20 million adults in the US suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and most don’t even know it. Sleep apnea used to be thought of as a problem that affected mostly older, overweight men. We now know that women and men both suffer from sleep apnea but women are less likely to be diagnosed. There...  [Read More]

Orthodontics Can Change Your Smile

May 4, 2016

Orthodontics used to be considered a treatment just for kids – not anymore. Adults are seeking orthodontic treatment in higher numbers today, and with good reason because braces can change your smile. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you and maybe yours isn’t as perfect as you would like....  [Read More]

Insurance Companies Connect Oral Health With Overall Health

April 29, 2016

Dentists have known for a long time that oral health affects overall health. In the past decade the general public has acknowledged the link as well. We are now beginning to see that insurance companies are connecting good oral health with good overall health as well. The bacteria that are responsible for oral health problems...  [Read More]

Can Mouth Bacteria Increase Risk For Pancreatic Cancer

April 22, 2016

All cancers are scary, but pancreatic cancer is especially so. A new study suggests that certain mouth bacteria may increase the risk for pancreatic cancer. Previous research has linked a history of gum disease and oral health problems with and increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Some studies have also suggested that certain types of oral...  [Read More]

Accident Prone? Could Be Your Sleep

April 8, 2016

Are you accident prone? Some people just seem to trip, run into walls, bang their legs on the desk corner and get fingers stuck in drawers more often than the rest of us. The reason you might be accident prone could be the quality of your sleep! A recent study from Canada found that patients...  [Read More]

Do You Hate To Floss?

April 1, 2016

If you hate flossing you aren’t alone. Patients tell us that they floss, when we know that they don’t. But if you hate to floss there are some alternatives that you can choose to get the gunk from between your teeth. First, lets talk about why we insist that everyone clean between their teeth. Brushing...  [Read More]

Root Canal Therapy - Why Do I Need It?

March 27, 2016

Root canal therapy treats the inside pulp of the tooth. Why root canal therapy is suggested is because the inside of the tooth has become infected and root canal therapy can preserve the tooth.  The pulp of the tooth usually becomes infected because an untreated cavity has allowed bacteria to enter the center of the...  [Read More]

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