Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease: What is it? Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is very common and treatable. But do not underestimate it, it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Today, we will go over what periodontal disease is and the relationship between it and diabetes. To begin, you must first understand […]

The Value of Dental Implants

Finding this article is an enormous first step! As you probably already know, you are not alone. Did you know that there are approximately 178 million Americans that are missing at least one tooth? That is enough people to fill Heinz Stadium 2,602 times! But of all those people, how many of them get dental […]

Gum Disease and Its Link to Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, 30 million Americans are diabetic. Sadly, diabetes is connected to problems not limited to the world of medicine. There are studies reporting a major association between diabetes and gum disease. A diabetic is significantly more likely to develop gingivitis or periodontitis. Some studies show that having gum disease on […]

Oral Cancer Screening at the Dentist Can Save Your Life

Statistics show that 30,000 – 50,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with some form of oral cancer. It has also been cited that only about ½ will survive longer than five years. That is unfortunate considering that there is an 80 – 90 percent survival rate when the cancer is caught early! Oral cancer can […]

Dental News Tidbits

Word is that last year’s Tooth Fairy survey, provided by Delta Dental, discovered that cash for teeth under the pillow has skyrocketed to an all-time average high of $4.66. This is an increase of $.75 from the 2015 survey. Delta Dental reports that the tooth fairy has forked out in excess of $250 million for […]

Marijuana – Another Risk Factor in Gum Disease

The AAP Journal is reporting a connection between gum disease and frequent use of marijuana. Cigarettes and cigars are not the only culprits! Research has shown that regular smoking of recreational cannabis, (marijuana, hashish and hash oil), may elevate the risk of gum disease. It appears that even use of marijuana once a month for […]

HIDDEN DENTAL INFECTION AND HEART DISEASE

You could have a dental infection and and not even know it! A dental infection in the root of a tooth can increase your chances of heart disease, even if you don’t have any symptoms. These types of hidden dental infections are extremely common. Infections often go undetected until routine dental x-rays are taken and […]

Flossing Doesn’t Work? Says Who?

If flossing has been recommended by dentists and hygienists for years, why isn’t there proof that flossing works? Recently, the newspaper, the internet and the TV have been blasted with articles claiming that “there is little proof that flossing works”. This statement was inappropriately fed to the media and will likely have a negative effect […]

What You Should Expect at a Dental Examination

Your first visit to a new dental office is an extremely important visit for you. The first visit is also important to the dentist. This visit will pave the way for all future visits and the future health of your mouth. There are so many dentists to choose from! Whether you look online, in a […]

I Think I Have Gum Disease

I Think I Have Gum Disease: What Should I do? It is important to note that gum disease often has no symptoms. Sometimes there is redness, swelling, bleeding or bad breath. However, many times there are no symptoms to indicate there is infection or the symptoms may simply go unnoticed. For this reason, it is […]