Blood Pressure Meds and Oral Health

If you have high blood pressure and are taking medications to control it, you should know how to protect yourself from the effect these medications have on your oral health. High Blood Pressure Affects Gums If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and you’ve been prescribed medications to control the condition, be aware…

Missing Teeth

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It’s time for Halloween and carving up the pumpkin.  Part of the pumpkin carving tradition is to carve triangular eyes and missing teeth.  Missing teeth may be fun on a pumpkin, but in real life missing teeth are no laughing matter. Complications of Missing Teeth In addition to the cosmetic affect of missing teeth, the…

Tips to Keep a Healthy Summer Smile

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Summer cookouts introduce sweets to the teeth.  With BBQ sauces, sweetened refreshments and the oh-so-loved ice cream, we need to be more diligent about keeping a healthy summer smile. Summer Treats for Summer Smiles When you bite into that scoop of ice cream, it may send chills of delight to your brain, but if chills…

Permanent Teeth fill The Gaps

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In today’s advanced world, there’s no excuse for having gaps in your teeth.  Cosmetic dentistry can fill those gaps with permanent teeth over implants. Permanent Teeth are Strong Let’s face it.  No one is born perfect and that applies to teeth as well.  Many people have teeth that are weak and become loose of even…

The Trouble with Adhesive Dentures

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Old fashioned adhesive dentures are enough trouble alone but they are responsible for other problems as well.  Simply, everything is more difficult with adhesive dentures. Adhesive Dentures irritate Gums Because adhesive dentures sit on top of the gums, the gums do not get the exercise they need from chewing.  This causes the gums to shrink…

Adult Tooth Decay

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As we age, our teeth can wear down and gums may recede giving way to a breeding ground for bacteria resulting in adult tooth decay. Preventing Adult Tooth Decay When you are aware of the causes of adult tooth decay, you have the power to practice preventative oral health care. Brushing your teeth is important. …

Modern Implant Dentures take a Bite out of Uncertainty

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There’s an old tale that says George Washington had wooden teeth to replace all of his permanent teeth.  The truth is that Washington had lost most of his permanent teeth, but he searched the world for the best replacement teeth he could find. By age 29, George Washington had major problems with missing teeth, tooth…

Modern Dentures don’t Lose their Grip!

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The effects of Adhesive Dentures At some point in your life you lost all or most of your teeth.  It could have been a result of bad health or serious trauma from an accident.  Either way, you now know how difficult it is to try to function normally with adhesive dentures. Adhesive dentures affect your…

Chew Your Way to Better Health

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Knowing the way your digestive system works is a benefit for a healthier body and a guide for the best foods to aid in digestion.  But, did you know that chewing your food properly is the very beginning of the digestive process? Are Your Teeth built to Chew? Many people are born with sturdy, healthy…