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Choosing an effective teeth whitening system

Today there is an endless variety of teeth whitening products available in dentist offices and over the counter, which can make choosing the teeth whitening system that is right for you an overwhelming decision. With whitening toothpastes, gels, rinses, trays, whitening strips, and more readily available, patients often ask us what type of whitening system is best. Below we answer some common questions that we hear from patients when it comes to choosing a teeth whitening system, and discuss our

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Advantages of Dental Implants

Although awareness of the importance of dental care has increased in recent years, tooth loss is still a common issue affecting millions of Americans. The most common causes of tooth loss that we see include injury, periodontal disease, and tooth decay. In the past, bridges and dentures were the only available options for those suffering from tooth loss due to these conditions; however, dental implants can now provide an effective, long-lasting solution for individuals missing teeth. Dental implants differ from

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The Importance of Dental Health in Preventing Systemic Disease

Holistic dentistry focuses on the integral role that oral health plays in overall health. This is due to a strong body of research that shows a clear association between chronic disease and poor dental health.  Although holistic dentists have recognized these links for many years, recent research has continued to emerge, confirming a relationship between dental disease and a wide variety of systemic conditions including neurological diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and even many cancers. This growing body of evidence on

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The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Periodontal Disease

We all know that getting enough sleep is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, a 2016 study from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention revealed that over one-third of adults in the United States do not get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep per night on a regular basis. This lack of adequate sleep can lead to a variety of negative health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and mental health

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The Link Between Chronic Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease

A recently released study from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan suggests a link between chronic periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, was led by Dr. Yu-Chao Chang and found strong evidence linking chronic gum disease to an increased risk of patients developing Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research on chronic gum disease and overall health Gum disease, which can lead to infection and inflammation in the body, has long been associated with an

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