We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Nearly half of the American population has some form of gum disease. From the beginning stages of gingivitis to the more advanced periodontal disease, gum disease damages your teeth as well as your gums. A gum infection could point to the fact that you have gum disease. What are the signs of a gum infection and what could they mean…Continue reading
The connection between diabetes and gum disease has long been known, but in the past it was thought that it was mostly diabetes that affected their periodontal health, and not the other way around. Patients who are diabetic are at much greater risk for developing periodontal diseases than those who are not, and those who have less control over the…Continue reading
Most of us have been in a situation before where one particular tooth experiences a momentary pain twinge for no apparent reason, and then it just goes away and everything is fine. Sometimes this happens only once, and could have been caused by any number of passing anomalies, but then sometimes the twinge returns and we continue to tell ourselves…Continue reading
If you have ever considered dental implants to preserve your smile, please read our most recent case study: When Dorothy first visited us, most of her posterior teeth (her molars) were missing. She had completed chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer treatment about 8 years previous to her visit. About five years after her cancer treatment was complete she…Continue reading
More facts about hypertension and gum disease: • Patients with severe gum disease have 21% higher health care costs as compared to those with no gum disease • Preventing or treating gum disease may help reduce overall health care expenses • There is evidence of a direct relationship between levels of bacteria that cause gum disease and hypertension Are you…Continue reading
Interesting Facts: According to the American Heart Association: • 75 million people in the United States 20 and older have high blood pressure (HBP), only 77.6% are aware of their condition • One in three adults has HBP, 55.9% do not have it under control • In 2006 HBP killed 56,561 people in the United States According to the American…Continue reading
We are excited to offer three new laboratory tests to our patients. All three tests are non-invasive and only require the patient to swish a saline type liquid in their mouth for 30 seconds then discard in the test cup. All tests are sent via FedEx to the Oral DNA Lab in Tennessee and we receive the results in a…Continue reading
What You Should Do: • Seek the care of a dentist or hygienist if you have any of the risk factors. • When applicable, smoking cessation and dietary counseling can provide you with support to modify your risk factors & behaviors. • Replace failing dentistry, before it becomes urgent, to avoid the pain, inconvenience and added expense unplanned dentistry can…Continue reading
What You Should Know: • Risk factors such as diabetes and smoking are far more potent than others such as faulty dental work and missed hygiene appointments. • All risk factors are not created equal. The greater your risk, the more likely you are to have a periodontal infection in your lifetime, in some cases severe. • Periodontal disease is…Continue reading
Did you know the risk factors for periodontal disease include: □ Heredity / Family History* □Poor oral hygiene □ Smoking* □ Faulty dentistry □ Diabetes* □ Hormonal variations □ Ethnicity* □ Immunocompromised □ History of perio disease* □ Connective tissue diseases □ Stress □Transmission of pathogens via shared saliva □ All medications □ Nutrition *Top five areas of risk What…Continue reading