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How Important Is a Custom Night Guard?

June 28, 2019 | Custom Night Guard

How common is it to grind your teeth? As it turns out, it’s pretty common. In a recent study, The Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache reported that 8 to 31.4 percent of people experience bruxism, the name of the diagnosis for unconsciously clenching, grinding, or gnashing your teeth. That means anywhere between […]

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Is Periodontal Disease Connected to Alzheimer’s?

May 09, 2019 | Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis, is associated with accumulation of the bacteria P. gingivalis in the affected areas of the mouth. In a 2019 study published in Science Advances, researchers discovered evidence that may suggest a connection between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s. After examining the spinal fluid, saliva, and brain tissue of individuals afflicted […]

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The Link Between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

April 29, 2019 | Periodontal Disease

Medical professionals have noticed a possible connection between oral and cardiovascular health. The long-term effects of untreated oral bacteria related to periodontal disease could potentially have severe consequences. There is a misconception that the plaque that triggers gum disease is the same that clog arteries, but that is not the case. There is still no […]

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The Science Behind Oil Pulling for Teeth

March 04, 2019 | Oil Pulling for Teeth

Oil pulling is an ancient dental hygiene technique that has recently become popular in the mainstream with its promises of whiter and healthier teeth. This alternative practice involves gently swishing vegetable-based oil in the mouth for approximately 20 minutes to draw out toxins and oral impurities. Many individuals swear by this folk remedy and even […]

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How Can I Replace My Missing Teeth?

February 06, 2019 | Dental Implants

Missing teeth can have detrimental effects not only on the aesthetic of a person’s smile but also the strength of their jawbone. The loss of permanent teeth can be attributed to factors that include tooth decay, injury, periodontal disease, certain illnesses (i.e., diabetes), and teeth grinding (bruxism). Some of the typical lifestyle choices that lead […]

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