Archives for April 2013

Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is important and you should do your research. Deciding on a cosmetic dental makeover can be life changing - many patients have been afraid to smile or laugh in front of others because of their teeth. Imagine the feeling of freedom when you can smile without … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t You Flossing?

You know the drill (no pun intended), every six months you visit the dental hygienist and are told about the importance of flossing. The problem is that most people ignore the advice. Why aren't you flossing every day? Flossing does about 40% of the work required to clean all the plaque from your … [Read more...]

To Keep a Healthy Heart – Keep Clean Teeth

Clean teeth seem to help with at least one common heart problem. A new study in the International Journal of Cardiology shows that atrial fibrillation risk can be reduced by dental hygiene cleanings. The authors of the study propose lowering the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common … [Read more...]

Save on Medical Costs by Treating Your Gum Disease

Yes, treating your gum disease can actually save you health care dollars - at least for patients in an oral health study conducted by United Concordia insurance. The annual medical expenses were lower by almost $4,000 per year for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and $2,400 for pregnant women who … [Read more...]