Along with many other changes that happen during pregnancy, one of the changes that seem unrelated is your dental health. Many people are familiar with the obvious and common symptoms of pregnancy but many aren’t aware of the changes that can happen in your mouth. Some dental problems such as gum disease and increased risk … Continue reading Pregnancy can Affect Dental Health
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It seems like there are more and more links to health problems caused by gum disease. As if periodontal disease isn’t related to enough health problems a recent study found that people with poor oral health have an increased risk for precancerous gastric lesions leading to stomach cancer. Researchers have seen that people with stomach … Continue reading Periodontal Disease can Cause Stomach Cancer
For those that havn’t heard yet we have some exciting information about our new patient referral program! Last month we gave away a Yeti cooler to our winner! If you are a patient at our office all you have to do is refer a patient to our office. Yes, it’s that easy! When you refer … Continue reading New Patient Referral Program
When asking a handful of hygienists what they would say is the most important preventative dental product that we offer most of them said fluoride. If you come to our office regularly for your routine visits the hygienists have probably told you about fluoride every time. But, for those who don’t know fluoride has a … Continue reading Benefits of Fluoride
Last Friday Dr. Bender attended a lecture by internationally known dental clinician Dr. Gordon Christensen in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Dr. Christensen discussed exciting dental innovations and the latest changes coming to the practice of dentistry. Dr. Bender has known Dr. Christensen for over 25 years and has spent time in his private specialty practice in Provo, … Continue reading Continuing Education
Dental Erosion is the irreversible loss of dental hard tissue caused by acid and not bacteria. It is also known as acid erosion. Erosion happens when acids wear away the enamel of the teeth. The majority of the time erosion is caused by the food and drinks you consume. It is caused by food and … Continue reading How to Prevent Dental Erosion
I’m sure we can all agree that waking up with a headache is not a great start to your day! What if I told you there was a cure for some of you with frequent headaches that doesn’t require any medications? Believe it or not, your teeth can be the source of the headaches. If … Continue reading Is a Night Guard Right for You?
We’ve talked before about the effects that periodontal disease can have on the rest of the body, but tooth loss has other effects that most people don’t think about. Studies have shown that people that have fewer than 20 of their own teeth are more likely to become frail and have weak joints and muscles. … Continue reading Effects of Missing Teeth
If there was an easy way to prevent something from happening before it happens would you do it? Why not, right? Brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities but sealants are the next best thing. What is a sealant? A sealant is a protective coat that is applied on the chewing surface … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Sealants