I often see patients who have damaged teeth from brushing. The damage happens at the gum line and over time created a V-shaped notch in the tooth. These areas often become sensitive, are at high risk for getting a cavity, and can also get nerve exposure. Some hints to prevent this from happening: Use a […]
This year, the American Heart Association has acknowledged research studies showing the DIRECT connection between bacteria found in the mouth and acute heart attacks! As many as 1/2 of heart attacks are being triggered by oral pathogens… Oral bacteria were found in every blood clot. Oral health and dental care are an integral part of […]
Oral Cancer screenings are another reason we like to see you for a checkup every 6 months… The statistics are staggering… Close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 42,000 newly […]
During the 2nd trimester of pregnancy, the bacteria in your mouth becomes more toxic and increases your risk of delivering a pre-term low birth weight baby. In addition, the changes in your hormones put you at risk of developing pregnancy associated gingivitis. It is recommended that expecting mothers have their routine cleaning scheduled for the […]
SALIVA… Who knew it was so important? Not only does it lubricate your mouth, It helps to neutralize the pH after you eat. Each time you put something in your mouth, the bacteria metabolize the food and then produce ACID! In a normal patient, it takes 20 minutes for their saliva to neutralize. This is […]
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Did you know that having crooked teeth can harm your cardiovascular health? Sounds crazy, right? The truth is, even minimal crowding can prevent you from cleaning your teeth well, which means a buildup of harmful bacteria in these hard to reach areas! Once the plaque and bacteria build up on your teeth, this can lead […]
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