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Health History Update

Why Is Health History So Important? When you visit the dentist, whether it's your first visit or you're a returning patient, it's essential to provide a full account of your health history. Why are we so insistent? There are some excellent reasons for this policy. We are here to help your teeth and oral health, but we are also concerned with your overall well-being. By learning about what you are [...]

Health History Update2022-01-25T08:00:06-08:00

Pregnancy Periodontics

Periodontal Health During Pregnancy The swelling of gums is caused by plaque buildup. One of the unique concerns women face during pregnancy is an increase in plaque that can threaten periodontal (gum) health. If left untreated, plaque buildup can lead to conditions such as pregnancy gingivitis and pregnancy tumors. Much of the change in oral health is due to hormones, so before the situation deteriorates, get the care you need [...]

Pregnancy Periodontics2021-05-11T08:00:29-07:00

Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?

Alert Us to Changes Any changes in your health should be discussed with your dentist. Whether you're a new patient visiting us for the first time, or a returning patient and it's been awhile since your last checkup, it's important to update us on any changes. Dental care is just one component of your overall health, but it's an important one! Many conditions, diseases, and side-effects of medications can have [...]

Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?2020-08-25T08:00:19-07:00

Inside Look at Women’s Oral Health

Women Encounter More Challenges to Their Oral Health A woman's oral health is often directly related to her stage of life. Changes in hormone levels during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause all impact the chemistry of what's going on in her mouth. It is important for everyone to practice good habits of brushing, flossing, and getting regular dental check-ups, but women need to remain extra vigilant during certain times [...]

Inside Look at Women’s Oral Health2019-03-26T08:00:50-07:00

Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy

Oral Health can be Compromised During Pregnancy It used to be conventional wisdom that a woman would lose a tooth for each child that she had. Thankfully with modern dentistry this is no longer true, but there's some factual basis for it. Your teeth and gums are affected by pregnancy, just as other tissues in your body. Managing Perio During Pregnancy The more we learn about periodontal (gum) disease, the [...]

Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy2018-07-03T00:00:18-07:00

The Long & Short of Gum Disease

Surprising but true: the major cause of tooth loss in adults is not decay, but periodontal disease. More than half of all people over age 18 have at least the early stage of periodontal disease. After age 35, about three out of four adults are affected. Some people seem to be more susceptible to gum disease than others. Anything from pregnancy, systemic disease (like diabetes), and certain medications can contribute [...]

The Long & Short of Gum Disease2018-05-15T08:00:24-07:00

Don’t Forget Your Calcium

Since childhood we've been told we need calcium to build strong teeth and bones. But the fact is we never outgrow our need for this important mineral. Why...? Osteoporosis and loss of bone around the teeth can result when we don't consume enough calcium Authorities say that to reduce the risk of weak, brittle bones later in life, you need a daily intake of 800 mg (men) or 1000-1500 mg [...]

Don’t Forget Your Calcium2018-03-06T08:00:00-08:00

Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh

There’s a lot we can learn from looking into your mouth during a routine oral exam. Not only is the oral cavity a mirror of your overall health—it’s a sort of early warning system that helps diagnose everything from malnutrition to diabetes to cancer. If you’re not getting enough Vitamin C or B complex in your diet, there’s a clue: tiny cracks in the lips. Insufficient iron? A burning sensation [...]

Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh2014-08-19T00:00:03-07:00

Women’s Oral Health

Do women need to be more careful with their oral health? Women's oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren’s Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of conditions will my dentist [...]

Women’s Oral Health2014-03-18T00:00:48-07:00
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