Archives for November 2011

Diabetics Save Health Care Dollars With Dental Care

The long-term health care costs for diabetic patients can be staggering. In 2008 the American Diabetes Association reported that diabetes was in the top 10 for the most expensive diseases in the US. A recent review of insurance company data showed that insured diabetic patients who received dental … [Read more...]

Snoring and Daytime Sleepiness Caused By Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea which is a condition associated with snoring and daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing many times each night because the soft tissues of the mouth and throat relax, fall to the back of the throat and block the airway. It has been estimated that almost 90% … [Read more...]

Do You Need Dental X-Rays?

Lots of patients ask if they really need to have dental x-rays (radiographs). Yes, you do! The American Dental Association recommends taking bitewing x-rays (4-7 radiographs) every year and a full set (18 radiographs) every 3-5 years. Why? Because teeth are one of those parts of the body that feel … [Read more...]

Your Dental Health At Age 50+

Are you age 50 or older?  If you have been brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly your teeth are probably still very healthy. If not, here are some things to keep an eye on when you've past your 50th birthday: dry mouth, weakened bones, burning mouth syndrome and suspicious sores. … [Read more...]

Your Smile After Hitting the Big 4-0

Have you hit the big 4-0? It seems like age 40 is the start of certain changes for the human body but the good news is that if you have been taking care of your teeth your dental health should continue to be excellent. Things to keep an eye on when when you hit your 40's include: Replacing old … [Read more...]