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How Your Heart Is Affected When Your Gums Get Neglected
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Jeremy Burke
You may hear over and over how your oral health is vital to your overall health and when it comes to the heart, having healthy gums is critical. Dentistry is more than just filling cavities and teeth cleaning. We can detect other health problems when we do an oral examination. The reason why we place so much emphasis on having a healthy mouth is that, in many instances, that is where other health conditions start. Additionally, things like gum disease can negatively affect other organs in your body, such as the heart. How Healthy Mouths Help Your Heart Scientific research confirms what many healthcare professionals have suspected for decades. Your oral health is linked to your heart health, among other things. Brushing and flossing along with regular dental checkups could mean the difference between having a healthy heart and being at risk for cardiovascular disease. It is not the only factor. Some people are predisposed to heart conditions due to family history or other health issues, but we can do an examination and detect your risk for heart disease. The link between inflammation of the gums and hardened arteries seems to be the most evident connection yet between both conditions. When a patient has hardened arteries or atherosclerosis, the blood flow to the heart is obstructed and can result in more severe problems such as heart attack or stroke. Neglecting anything in your mouth can not only lead to other oral health problems in the future, but it can also affect other organs in your body, such as the heart. Gum disease or inflammation of the gums is believed to be one of the most serious diseases because, when left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss or even heart disease. Please let us know if you have any questions about how your heart is affected when your gums get neglected....

Dental Gifts You Should Consider Giving
Posted on 9/30/2018 by Jeremy Burke
Now more than ever, people realize that dental health is critical to their overall health. Dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and the care we provide is focused on patient comfort and the prevention of more severe diseases. If you are considering making a dental gift, there are some wonderful ideas we can share with you. For people who lack the financial means to come to our office, a dental gift can help to improve their oral health and save their teeth. One of your contributions can help us provide dental care for a patient who desperately needs treatment and cannot afford it. Dental Gift Ideas One of the easiest things you can do is donate money. Any amount helps, and even $20 can help with treatment costs for patients who can't afford it. A little can go a long way, and we welcome any monetary donations. Also, if you are able and willing, you could pay for a dental checkup. Patients who lost coverage because they are no longer employed or do not get dental insurance through their employer, usually cannot afford to pay for a dental cleaning at our office. Moreover, you could sponsor a specific patient and donate his or her regular visits. This works well with children because you can monitor their progress until they become young adults. We welcome you to ask us about this option. Our office provides volunteer dental care to some patients who can't afford regular visits to continue caring for their oral health, and we welcome any donations and generosity in the form of contributions to these treatments. To receive services at reduced costs or procedures paid for by donations, the patient must qualify and fill out a questionnaire to determine eligibility. We thank anyone who wants to donate and appreciate their dental gifts....

Dental Benefits of Eating a Lot of Fiber
Posted on 9/20/2018 by Jeremy Burke
Fiber is one of the best things you can eat for a balanced diet that will help with your digestion. Your body needs to consume fiber daily to keep regular bowel movements and prevent constipation. Fiber also enables you to eliminate toxins and waste that the body can't use through the colon. Aside from the benefits eating fiber has for your body, it can also be extremely beneficial for your oral health. Why is Fiber Good for Your Teeth? It is important to note from the onset, that fiber is essential for good digestive health and can improve your oral health as well. However, you won't get the same benefits from taking fiber in pill form. For you to get the maximum benefits from fiber on your oral health, you must eat them in your diet. We are keenly aware that when it comes to your dental care, prevention is vital. Aside from brushing, flossing, and visiting our office twice per year, or as recommended by our dentists, there are other things you can do to keep your teeth healthy. One of those things is eating foods rich in dietary fiber. Fiber contains essential minerals and vitamins that promote good oral health and help prevent conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. In general, foods that are rich in fiber require lots of chewing, which massages your gums, increases the production of saliva, and helps to clean food particles that can produce plaque, the sticky residue that attaches to your teeth and causes cavities. Saliva is a natural antibacterial agent that cleans your teeth when you don't have access to a toothbrush. The dental benefits of eating a lot of fiber make it one of the most important elements of your diet not only for your digestion but for your dental health....
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