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Sep 28th, 2018

Oral Bacteria and Immune ResponseFor years, oral health problems were thought to exist on their own, affecting the teeth, gums and, in severe cases, jawbones, but never encroaching on the rest of the body. But in recent years, research into periodontal disease pathogenesis has proven otherwise, and today we know…

Sep 28th, 2018

We use the highest quality, all-porcelain crowns. Your veneers are manufactured by in high-end, private laboratories. Being hand-crafted by master ceramists, the veneers will perfectly match the color of your natural teeth and complement your complexion. No transition lines. No color step-offs. We wrote the book.

Sep 28th, 2018

This saliva test determines if the patient has a genetic predisposition to developing excessive inflammation when infected with pathogens. The human cells from the lining of the mouth (“mucosal cells”), collected from the patient’s saliva, undergo DNA analysis at the lab. Some individuals have genetic variations that may lead to…

Sep 28th, 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes widespread inflammation throughout the body’s joints. So what does it have to do with your oral health? According to recent research, plenty. Like rheumatoid arthritis, periodontal disease involves inflammation, not just in the mouth and gums, but systemically. Bacteria associated with gum…

Sep 28th, 2018

This test not only detects the presence of bacteria in a patient’s mouth, which causes periodontal disease but also identifies specific bacterial species being involved and their quantities. The test is based on recognizing the genetic makeup of each present pathogen, using bacterial DNA sequencing. These bacteria cannot be grown…

Sep 28th, 2018

We all heard of “gum disease”. Today, in our electronic and informative world, we can “Google” hundreds of references on any subject with a click of a key. But then you have to figure out on your own what information is correct and what is wrong. So, let me help…

Sep 28th, 2018

Did you know the health of your teeth and gums could have an impact on your ability to conceive? It’s true; research has shown the bacteria that cause periodontal disease can spread throughout the body, causing widespread inflammation, which, in turn, can take a toll on a woman’s fertility.The Link…

Sep 28th, 2018

Inflammation is part of the body’s natural immune response to disease and pathogens, and while it can play a beneficial role in helping the body ward off disease, it can also have negative effects on health and wellness, including pregnancy. Recent studies have shown inflammation can be especially harmful to…

Sep 28th, 2018

In a collaborative study, published in 2009, Case Western Reserve University (Department of Periodontics) and Yale University (Dep. of Obstetrics and Reproductive Science) concluded that intra-amniotic infection and inflammation are major causes of preterm birth. Women who were identified having bacterial DNA more often had elevated levels of inflammatory markers…

Sep 28th, 2018

Expectant moms will go to great lengths to protect the health of their unborn babies, changing their habits, their diet ― even the personal products they use, simply to reduce negative health risks for the lives growing inside them. But recent research suggests there’s a threat most moms aren’t aware…

Sep 28th, 2018

Similar to how bacteria form plaque on your natural teeth, bacteria build heavy clumps of colonies on the surface of implants below the gum line. If not controlled, bacteria penetrate deep into the live tissue surrounding an implant. Gums at that site become red, inflamed and easily bleed. This is…

Sep 28th, 2018

Similar to how bacteria form plaque on your natural teeth, bacteria build heavy clumps of colonies on the surface of implants below the gum line. If not controlled, bacteria penetrate deep into the live tissue surrounding an implant. Gums at that site become red, inflamed and easily bleed. This is…

Sep 28th, 2018

For years, oral health problems were thought to exist on their own, affecting the teeth, gums and, in severe cases, jawbones, but never encroaching on the rest of the body. But in recent years, research into periodontal disease pathogenesis has proven otherwise, and today we know the bacteria that cause…

Sep 28th, 2018

About 12 million Americans suffer from some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia accounting for about 60%‒70% of all dementia cases. In Alzheimer’s disease, healthy brain cells begin to die in increasing numbers, resulting in an array of cognitive problems including short-term memory loss. Over…

Sep 28th, 2018

About 21 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S., according to the CDC, and another 8 million have the disease but remain undiagnosed. It’s been well-established that people who have diabetes are also at an increased risk for gum disease. But recent research indicates the reverse is…

Sep 28th, 2018

Most people with diabetes understand they’re also at greater risk for oral health problems, including periodontal disease. But now, new research shows getting rid of disease-causing bacteria ― even before it triggers symptoms of gum disease ― can help you lower your diabetes-related risks. And it all starts with a…

Sep 28th, 2018

Invisalign is a popular and effective way to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal wire braces, which, if not properly cared for, often lead to teeth damage and developing periodontal disease. By using a series of removable and transparent aligners (as seen in the photo), Invisalign straightens your…

Sep 28th, 2018

Amalgam fillings are often called silver fillings because of its appearance and composition. In preparation of amalgam, the metal powders of silver (35%), tin (13%), copper (2%) and a trace of zinc are mixed with pure liquid mercury (50%). This rather flexible, plastic mixture, resembling painter’s or plumber’s putty, can…