Your Overall Health Linked to Your Oral Health

Did you know that a poor oral health has a negative effect on the entire body?  When you have dental conditions such as gum disease, cavities or dental restorations that are failing, the chances of developing or worsening existing systematic illnesses double. The same bacteria that cause dental plaque can travel into the bloodstream and trigger

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Constant low grade irritation can cause the breakdown of our defenses

Any parent who has been the focus of a small child’s effort  to get their attention can relate. “Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy  Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy…” They understand the pressure to give in. In the same way, our body’s immune system is not resistant from caving in under the constant pressures

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Prevent Cavities by Effective Caries Risk Management

Caries Management by Risk Assessment: Part IV: What is your bacterial load?

In previous blogs, we discussed how cavities form when bacteria in our mouths convert carbohydrates from our diet into corrosive acids. Bacteria + Carbohydrates from diet and snacking = acids which melt the teeth and cause cavities It makes sense to address the bacteria in our mouths if we want to develop a plan to reduce future cavities. There

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Nutrition Affects Oral Health & Helps Prevent Halitosis

Poor Nutrition and Bad Breath

Let us begin by defining nutrition as the process by which living beings use food to get nutrients for energy, growth, development, and maintenance of the body cells. Bad breath or halitosis is an unpleasant odor caused by waste from bacteria inside your mouth, decaying food, other debris and poor oral hygiene. It is very common

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Making You Smile Cosmetic Dental Studio Entrance on E 36th St

Sugar-Free Drinks Destroy Tooth Enamel And Cause Dental Erosion, Study Finds

Many people opt for sugar-free drinks in order to spare their teeth from decay and damage. However, a new study by researchers from Melbourne University found that sugar-free drinks are equally as harmful to teeth. The researchers, led by professor Eric Reynolds from the Oral Health Cooperative Research Center, investigated how 23 sugar-free drinks affected oral health

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Our Comprehensive Dental Exam - We Check Every Aspect of Your Oral Health

What are the components of a comprehensive dental exam?

Over the past decades, we have gotten accustomed to a standard one-hour visit to the dentist. X-rays are taken, an exam is done by the dentist and teeth are cleaned by the hygienist. A routine dental visit may be appropriate for established patients, but today, a full dental exam consists of a lot more. Has the

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month Screening for oral cancer is conducted every six months during your teeth cleaning appointment at our office. We look at the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, under the tongue, and at the back of the mouth for any white or red changes. This routine examination is done regularly and at

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month Screening for oral cancer is conducted every six months during your teeth cleaning appointment at our office. We look at the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, under the tongue, and at the back of the mouth for any white or red changes. This routine examination is done regularly and at

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month Screening for oral cancer is conducted every six months during your teeth cleaning appointment at our office. We look at the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, under the tongue, and at the back of the mouth for any white or red changes. This routine examination is done regularly and at

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Oral Health: Part III Disease affecting the gum and bones surrounding the teeth

Gum disease: (aka: gingivitis and periodontitis) Gum disease is the most under-diagnosed disease affecting the teeth. The primary reasons is that like high blood pressure, often there are no symptoms. Gum disease can still be present when pain isn’t. Some of the subtle symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums when brushing and flossing, loose

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Dental nightguard stop permanent damage from teeth grinding at night.

Grinding your teeth may lead to the use of a nightguard

While you sleep and rest, your teeth should get some rest too! I have clients from all walks of life, but I often make the same observation with those in the corporate world: flattened enamel tooth cusps and sore jaws. The stress of their “Big City Jobs” cause them to grind their teeth at night. I’ve joked

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Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Update on your brushing habits!

Many of our patients buy expensive over-the-counter fluoride mouthwash. We applaud them for their healthy habits, but we have a tip that will leave their wallet and teeth feeling happy! Changing up the brushing routine Most of us brush our teeth and rinse our mouths out with water, but what if we left the faucets off?

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Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Cavities & Oral Health: Disease Affecting The Teeth

Cavities Dental cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are by far the most common oral disease affecting the hard structure of the tooth. Cavities are also the most preventable dental disease. What are cavities? Cavities are the melting of the hard outer layer of the tooth leading to a hole in that tooth. What

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Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Cavities & Oral Health: Disease Affecting The Teeth

Cavities Dental cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are by far the most common oral disease affecting the hard structure of the tooth. Cavities are also the most preventable dental disease. What are cavities? Cavities are the melting of the hard outer layer of the tooth leading to a hole in that tooth. What

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Oral Health: Part II Disease Affecting The Teeth - Cavities

Cavities & Oral Health: Disease Affecting The Teeth

Cavities Dental cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are by far the most common oral disease affecting the hard structure of the tooth. Cavities are also the most preventable dental disease. What are cavities? Cavities are the melting of the hard outer layer of the tooth leading to a hole in that tooth. What

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Avoid The Drill:Reuduc Future Cavities With Caries Management

Caries Management By Risk Assessment: Part II

In the previous post, we introduced you to CAMBRA, Caries Management by Risk Assessment, which evaluates the possibility of developing certain diseases in the future. Now we’ll go into further detail on how it all works. How is Caries Risk Assessment done? We meet with patients and collect information about their dental history and current condition

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