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Do You Scrub or Do You Brush?
October 13, 2011

How hard do your brush your teeth? Do you scour energetically, like you’re scrubbing a cement floor? Do you brush like…

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Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by Preventing Gum Disease
May 27, 2011

As a general and family dentist, I try to stress the importance of having good oral health as much as possible to my patients. It’s clear that maintaining quality oral health is essential to optimal wellness and overall health.

The month of May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to discuss why keeping your mouth healthy is so important.

In addition to being linked to health issues like tooth loss, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, gum disease is a leading risk factor for strokes.

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Easing Dental Fear for Dementia Patients
May 2, 2011

Maintaining proper oral care may be difficult for patients with dementia. Researchers conducted several studies showing the connection of periodontal disease with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. To maintain proper oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing after meals, and visiting the dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning and check up.

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Strokes Linked with Periodontal Disease and Sleep Apnea
April 29, 2011

Strokes result from impaired oxygen delivery to brain cells from the bloodstream. Bloodflow can be compromised from a blockage of an artery, a blood clot, or a cerebral hemorrhage. Common risk factors for strokes are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking. However, recent studies have linked periodontal disease and sleep apnea to stroke.

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The Truth about Teeth Causing Headaches
April 25, 2011

Headaches inhibit daily activities. They range from annoying to debilitating, and can be chronic While difficult to find the cause of headaches, doctors can research a patient’s stress, diet, genetics, and lifestyle to find clues. If you suffer from chronic, severe headaches, and/or migraines, you may want to consult your dentist. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD, also referred to as TMJ) could be to blame.

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What Are White Fillings?
April 18, 2011

Treatments, procedures, and technology constantly change throughout the dental world. Scientists research and develop products to assist dentists in providing safe, comfortable, and even natural-looking treatments for their patients.

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Perio Protect ® in Waco
April 7, 2011

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Researchers have found that people who suffer from severe periodontal disease double the risk of having pre-cancerous lesions and have four times greater risk of developing an oral tumor. Surviving oral cancer, like most cancers, depends on the stage of the disease at diagnosis. If periodontal disease is diagnosed and treated, the risk of oral cancer decreases.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea
April 4, 2011

Snoring not only annoys you and your loved ones, but also can lead to greater problems. Frequent, loud snoring may signal the presence of sleep apnea. This treatable condition often goes unrecognized. If left untreated, you put yourself at a greater risk for more serious health conditions.

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Men and Oral Health
March 24, 2011

Unlike women, men tend to ignore health issues, including oral health issues. Oral health plays a major role in overall health. However, recent polls show that men rarely seek preventative dental care and often neglect their oral health for years.

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Harmful Dissolvable Tobacco Products
March 21, 2011

Cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and dip cause cancer and other health issues. Studies now reveal that dissolvable tobacco products have the potential to cause mouth diseases, as well. These pop-into-the-mouth products replace cigarettes and other tobacco products. They are a popular alternative in social settings.

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