Gum Disease Linked to Elevated Cancer Risk

Gum disease is a chronic infection that can have far-reaching consequences. It is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults, but beyond that it’s been linked to heart disease and dementia. Now a new study is showing that strong evidence links gum disease to an elevated risk of cancer. This [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Gum Disease|

What Could Be Causing Your Jaw Pain?

If you are experiencing jaw pain, you might be tempted to dismiss it. You might think, Doesn’t everybody get little aches and pains sometimes? That may be true, but there are good reasons to pay attention to your jaw pain. There are many potentially serious causes of jaw pain. Here are some [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Gum Disease, Root Canal, TMJ|

Are Low Testosterone Levels Associated with Chronic Gum Disease?

We know that gum disease is associated with many serious health conditions. Heart disease. Diabetes. Kidney disease. Some studies even suggest that chronic gum disease can be associated with low testosterone levels and men’s sexual dysfunction. But not all studies agree about this association. A newly published review sought to determine whether this [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Gum Disease|

Don’t Wait Until It Hurts to See the Dentist

Many, many people frame their questions around the issue of pain. Either they’re only looking for treatment because they have pain, or they think they shouldn’t get treatment because they don’t hurt. This is not the right way to approach your dental care. Pain is a terrible indicator of your need for treatment, and here’s [...]

Strategies for Keeping Dental Implant Costs Down

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available. They are basically like getting your natural teeth back because they look and function like your natural teeth and don’t require any special maintenance. As long as you treat them right, they can last for a lifetime, too. The only problem is: [...]