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4 Ways Dental Implants Will Change Your Life
4 Ways Dental Implants Will Change Your Life

If you are missing teeth, dental implants really raise above all teeth replacement options: bridges, partials, complete dentures. Unlike any other option, they replicate the entire tooth structure. They look and feel natural and proven to have a 95% success rate in the hands of a skilled surgeon. Moreover, they can completely transform your daily life. 1. Dental Implants Feel…

Oral Health and Brain Function
Oral Health and Brain Function

RECENT STUDIES DEMONSTRATE THE STRONG LINK BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH AND DETERIORATING BRAIN FUNCTION The Link Between Periodontal Disease & Alzheimer’s Disease According to a recent analysis conducted by the National Institute on Aging (2020), the bacteria associated with periodontal disease that causes chronic inflammation is also associated with the development of and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia, especially…

From Dental Health to Overall Health
From Dental Health to Overall Health

WHEN WE THINK of being healthy, how much are we thinking about oral health? Just because we go to our dentists for oral health concerns and physicians for overall health concerns, it doesn’t mean there’s no connection between the two. The Mouth Is the Bridge Between Body and World If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the mouth…

5 Weird and Fun Mouth Facts
5 Weird and Fun Mouth Facts

HOW MUCH DO you know about your mouth? Prepare to know a lot more, because we’re about to share a bunch of strange and fascinating mouth trivia. Let’s get started! #1: Our sense of taste needs saliva to work! We have approximately 10,000 taste buds in our mouths, most of which are on our tongues, but they can’t taste anything until molecules…

What Are All Those X-Rays For?
What Are All Those X-Rays For?

JUST ABOUT ANYONE who’s been to the dentist has had dental X-rays taken, but how much do you know about the role they play in dental care? Let’s take a quick look at the different types of dental X-rays and what we use them for. Seeing Inside Your Teeth: The Value of X-Rays One of the main goals of a dental…

Stress and Our Mouths
Stress and Our Mouths

MENTAL WELL-BEING or lack thereof can often have an impact on physical health. Among those impacts are the ways that oral health can be affected by stress, and we want to make sure our patients are aware of the connection so they have more tools to fight back. Grinding Your Teeth? Stress May Be Behind It. The technical term for habitual…

What Makes Teeth Sensitive?
What Makes Teeth Sensitive?

IF YOU CAN’T REALLY enjoy ice cream because every bite sends a nasty jolt through your teeth, then you know what it’s like to deal with tooth sensitivity. You aren’t alone in that; at least one in eight people in the U.S. has sensitive teeth, including kids. So why does this happen to so many of us? Dental Anatomy 101 To…

Sleep Apnea, Jaws, and Gums
Sleep Apnea, Jaws, and Gums

IN JUST THE UNITED STATES, sleep apnea affects over 18 million adults and up to 20 percent of children who habitually snore. Sleep apnea is a disorder involving brief, repeated interruptions to normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being potentially life-threatening, this disorder can be very harmful to oral health. The Different Types of Sleep Apnea There are different ways…

What Are Tongue Ties and Lip Ties?
What Are Tongue Ties and Lip Ties?

BEING “TONGUE-TIED” is a common expression in the English language, but it’s also a real medical condition. Being lip-tied is another, and both are caused by thin pieces of tissue called frenula. One frenulum connects the upper lip to the upper gums, and another connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. We have other frenula, but these are the…

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