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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Diabetes and Gum Disease: What's the Connection?
The increasing rates of obesity and diabetes in Americans have been getting a lot of attention lately...

Certain Drugs Taken for Osteoporosis Could Affect Dental Care Outcomes
...In addition, patients with certain risk factors like diabetes, tobacco use or corticosteroid therapy appear more vulnerable to osteonecrosis...

Bleeding Gums are a Possible Sign of Periodontal Gum Disease
...That doesn’t mean it’s normal, though; in fact, unless you’re pregnant, have a systemic condition like diabetes or take blood-thinning medication, it’s more likely a sign that an infection has caused your gums to become inflamed and tender...

Reduce Sugar Consumption - for a Healthier Mouth and Body
...with type 2 diabetes: today, there are over 50,000 documented juvenile cases...

Include Limitations on Sugar in Your Tooth Decay Prevention Strategy
...But the trend has also been linked to serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease...

3 Situations for Seeing a Periodontist
...If you have such a condition like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, you may opt to see a periodontist first for a more comprehensive evaluation...

3 Common Causes for Chronic Dry Mouth and What You can do About It
...Some systemic diseases like diabetes or Parkinson’s disease can lead to xerostomia...

Your Age Doesn't Have to Keep You from a Straighter Smile
...If you have systemic conditions like severe cardiovascular disease, bleeding problems, leukemia or uncontrolled diabetes, orthodontic treatment could worsen those conditions...

Follow the Fast-Food Lead: Cut Back Sodas in Your Child's Diet
...Keeping sodas to a minimum could help benefit your child later in life by reducing their risk for heart disease, diabetes and other major health problems...

Managing Diabetes and Gum Disease Together will Lessen the Effect of Both
...Patients with diabetes are at particular high risk for acute forms of gum disease...

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Stop Bad Breath
...Dental diseases like tooth decay or gum disease can also create unpleasant mouth odors, as well as serious conditions like diabetes, kidney infections or certain cancers...

Oral Systemic Connection
...But recent scientific evidence suggests that it may have an even greater benefit to your overall health: Specifically, it could potentially reduce your risk for a number of systemic (whole-body) diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis — even premature birth...

Periodontal (Gum) Disease
... Periodontal Disease & Your Overall Health Periodontal disease starts in your mouth but has actually been linked to more serious conditions, such as cardio-vascular disease (CVD), diabetes and preterm births...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
... In addition, some systemic diseases (such as diabetes, Crohn's disease, and heart disease) may produce effects that can be observed in the mouth...

Aging & Dental Health
...It's possible that medications prescribed for other diseases can adversely affect a person's oral health; it's also possible that a decline in oral health can worsen existing maladies (such as diabetes), or even cause systemic (whole-body) inflammation...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... Guidelines for Antibiotic Premedication Prophylactic antibiotics might be recommended before dental procedures if you have one or more of the following heart conditions: A heart transplant Artificial heart valves A history of infective endocarditis Some types of congenital heart problems - particularly if they haven't been completely repaired, or if their treatment involves prosthetic material If you have undergone a joint replacement procedure, prophylactic antibiotics might be recommended if you also have one or more of the following risk factors: A systemic inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus erythematosis A weakened immune system resulting from HIV, cancer, radiation or chemotherapy, or another cause Insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes or hemophilia A history of previous infection in a prosthetic joint Undernourishment or malnourishment There are other circumstances where taking prophylactic antibiotics would be a prudent step; there are also a number of situations where these medications might have been recommended in the past, but aren't currently required in all cases...

Bad Breath
...Halitosis may occur in people who have a sinus or bronchial infection, an oral yeast infection (which can be caused by antibiotic use), or even a systemic (general body) disease such as diabetes, kidney failure or a liver malfunction...

Diabetes & Oral Health
Diabetes is a group of chronic inflammatory diseases that affect the body's ability to process sugar...

Dry Mouth
...Other diseases known to cause dry mouth include diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cystic fibrosis and AIDS...

Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health
...Some research has even indicated a link between periodontal (gum) diseases and other serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes...

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