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Our blog will be filled with articles, advice and comments on everthing relating to dentistry. We'll talk about everything from the latest technologies to proven techniques to maintaining your healthy smile. Please feel free to contact me about any of the topics discussed here, or about anything you would like to see.

Want a Brighter Smile? Visit the Dentist, not the Shopping Mall

Friday, January 22, 2010   Advice

Although teeth whitening may be one of the safest, non-invasive and cost-efficient ways for teens to immediately boost their appearance, parents should learn about the best whitening options for their adolescent, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education.

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Important Oral Health Considerations for Women at All Life Stages

Friday, January 22, 2010   News

Women can attribute bloating, irritability, moodiness, and the occasional hot flash or emotional outburst to hormones. But, according to an article in the May 2009 issue of AGD Impact, the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) monthly newsmagazine, the state of one’s oral health is hormone-dependant as well.

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Gum Disease and its relationship to Heart Disease

Friday, January 22, 2010   News

Researchers are finding possible links between periodontal (gum) infections and other diseases throughout the body. Current studies suggest that there may be a link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. In fact, some research suggests that gum disease may be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than high blood pressure (hypertension), smoking, high cholesterol, gender and age. Studies suggest that people who have gum disease seem to be at a higher risk for heart attacks, although no one is certain how this relationship works. Your oral health affects your overall health, but studies that will find exactly why these problems are linked are still underway.

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