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Does Dental Health Affect Heart Health?

 

Valentines Day, a day filled with love and hearts has come and gone, but did you know that you can keep your heart healthy with better oral care? Though the link between dental health and heart health is not completely clear, experts say it’s important to take care of both.

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, claiming around 610,000 lives each year. Nearly 1 in 3 lives are lost to heart disease and stroke each year. But research has found a link between this deadly disease and the health of your gums. According to a 2016 study by the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden, having gum disease increases the risk …

Are You Ready for the Big Game? Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday!

Super Bowl Sunday Has Arrived! Super Bowl! Super Bowl! SUPER BOWL!

 

Almost everyone has February 5th circled on the calendar. It’s Super Bowl Sunday – often the most-watched American television broadcast of the year and among the most watched sporting events worldwide. Getting together with friends to watch the Super Bowl is an American tradition.

However, lost in the tradition of overeating, complaining about the referees and admiring the advertisements is oral health. In fact, oral health is most likely the last thing on the minds of those watching the big game on Sunday.

Even if you’re not a football fan or your team is not in the Big Game, you may still host or attend a party. For several hours on Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll be among …

February is American Heart Month – Facts About Heart Disease

Did You Know? Taking care of your teeth can impact heart health by reducing your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke by 50%

 

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke – equal to 2,200 deaths per day. But heart disease is preventable and controllable.

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

 

Chewing Gum: One of the Oldest Ways to Clean Your Mouth

Chewing Gum is perhaps the world’s oldest confection…it began as an edible treat from trees.

 

In our history of odd oral cleaning techniques and tools, humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes, crushed shells to use as toothpaste, and re-purposed tortoise blood as mouthwash. When discovering and designing medical technologies, it seems nothing is off limits. But one of the oldest methods used to maintain a clean and healthy mouth is still widely popular today… chewing gum.

WHAT IS CHEWING GUM? Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. Chewing gum has existed in some form or another since the Neolithic period. In fact, 6,000 year-old chewing gum has been found with teeth marks in it, made from birch bark tar. Tree bark …

Is Your New Year’s Resolution Bad For Your Teeth?

Definition of New Year’s Resolution :  a promise to do something differently in the new year <Her New Year’s resolution is to exercise regularly.> ~Merriam-Webster

 

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior.

Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, a 2002 study found.

Many resolutions center around improving health. Whether you enjoy it or not, exercise is important for keeping your body functioning …

Welcome, 2017! Cheers to Another Amazing Year!

Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017. Happy New Year!

 

New Years is magnificent! It’s a time to say goodbye to the previous year and to welcome the promises of a new year. As we say our farewells to 2016 and welcome 2017, we thought it a good time to acknowledge our patients.

One of the most gratifying things about oral surgery is that our job consists almost entirely of caring for others. “Thank you for taking care of me” notes from our patients are a motivational wonder of our work. Patients thank us all the time, but we would like to take this moment to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for trusting us with your care. Thank you for choosing us to help you design how you want to face the world. …

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