Chances are, you use your mouth for the majority of your day. Most of us go through our daily morning routine without giving much thought to what is going on in our mouths. Sure we brush our teeth and floss, but what’s really going on in there? Here are 15 facts you may not know:… Read more »
Tag: Oral Health
With summer on the horizon, we are looking forward to seeing more sunshine – and not just for beach days! Studies have shown that Vitamin D, which your body naturally produces when exposed to sunlight, can aid your oral health. Why Vitamin D? Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial roles in the oral cavity. It… Read more »
Conditions like arthritis can have a direct impact on your oral health. Over the last decade doctors have discovered a strong link between oral health and total body health. According to Sally Cram of the American Dental Association, physicians are taking a holistic approach to their patients’ overall health. The same can be said for… Read more »
Although fluoride is not essential to every person, fluoride can be a huge help to those who have periodontal disease. Every patient we see in our office receives a fluoride treatment unless they do not want it. It helps in the process of fighting gum disease and maintaining your overall oral health. What Does Fluoride… Read more »
Recent research suggests that there may be an association between oral infections and poorly controlled diabetes, cardiovascular disease and preterm birth. If you have diabetes, you’re already at increased risk of developing gum disease. But chronic gum disease may, in fact, make diabetes more difficult to control, as well.
Your posture and your bite are closely related. When any part of your body is out of alignment with the other parts, there is a similar chain reaction.
Depending on what is needed we pick the right dental homecare instrument and recommend it to the patient. I highly recommend daily brushing, flossing and some electric toothbrushes.
Educating patients is the key to creating trust and creating an environment that is conducive to case acceptance.
If there is improvement, then we can reevaluate at the next hygiene visit. If their condition is staying the same, a treatment plan may be as simple as telling the patient to increase the frequency of their dental hygiene visits in your office until improvement is noted.
When we think about heart disease we should take the time to consider our nutrition. There are key fruits and vegetables that are especially good for your Heart and Teeth.