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Gum Disease

3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Excessively dry mouth or xerostomia is a relatively common disorder with some devastating effects. Saliva is our mouth’s natural defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris before it can form into plaque, and helps to regulate your mouth’s microbiome, keeping some particularly nasty bacteria from overpopulating your mouth. Without it, we’re 30 percent [...]

Brushing Away High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension affects nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States, totalling nearly 75 million Americans. What’s worse is that nearly one third of those 75 million may not know they have it, putting them at greater risk for stroke or heart attack. According to a new study conducted out of [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Gum Disease, Hygiene|Comments Off on Brushing Away High Blood Pressure

Bacteria and Your Oral Health

It’s only within the last twenty-years that we’ve discovered just how important bacteria is to our bodies. The human “microbiome,” as it is often referred, has bacteria that outnumber human cells nearly 10 to 1. In fact, if someone were to collect all of our bacteria into a bucket, it would weigh between three and [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Gum Disease, Hygiene|Comments Off on Bacteria and Your Oral Health

Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

Diabetes comes with many potential oral health complications. This means that people with diabetes should make more regular dental visits than people without diabetes. In some cases, it is recommended that they visit the dentist three or more times a year, rather than the twice annual visits recommended for most people. However, the Journal of [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Cavities, Dentists, Gum Disease|Comments Off on Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

How Common Are E-Cigarette Explosions?

Last week, a Hawaiian man lost four teeth when his e-cigarette exploded in his mouth. He got 40 stitches, and the loss of his teeth will have him looking for dental implants. He also suffered serious burns to his lips and hand. As e-cigarette usage becomes more common, we can expect more [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Gum Disease, Tooth Injury|Comments Off on How Common Are E-Cigarette Explosions?