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Common Dental Complaints

Common Dental Complaints

June 5, 2017 Let’s talk about some common dental complaints such as dental sensitivity, dry mouth, and bad breath. Dental recession often causes sensitivity. We often recommend sensitive toothpaste for dental sensitivity, but sensitivity isn’t always improved with dental products. Other causes of dental sensitivity include tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, and periodontal disease. […]

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We Are Here To Serve You!

We Are Here To Serve You!

February 28, 2017 Today we would like to discuss the dental treatment and options that we have available to our patients. Good oral hygiene, healthy teeth, and healthy gums are an important part of our body’s general health. Decayed teeth and gum disease can not only be painful but are also linked to other serious […]

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Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart!

Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart!

Did you know that a healthy mouth goes hand in hand with a healthy body? Decayed teeth and red, puffy gums not only attribute to bad breath and affect self-esteem, the bacteria involved in causing decay and gum disease is directly related to cardiovascular problems such as heart disease. Diabetes, premature birth, and strokes. The […]

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Do Your Gums Bleed?

Do Your Gums Bleed?

8/30/16 Do your gums bleed? If you answered “Yes” to this question you have infection present in your mouth. Gums should not bleed! If you’re saying “they only bleed when I brush or floss them”, they should not bleed.  Bleeding of the gums often occurs when there is inflammation. This inflammation is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is […]

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Stress- The Silent Killer!

Stress- The Silent Killer!

Are you able to cope with stress effectively? We all have stress in our lives on occasion. For some, stress can be debilitating. Not only is stress being blamed for diseases such as heart disease, there is also evidence showing it’s link to gum disease. Stress can affect our sleep habits and damage teeth. During […]

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Ticker, Teeth, and Gums, OH MY!

Ticker, Teeth, and Gums, OH MY!

6-13-16 How many times has your dental professional asked you if you floss your teeth? Every time you go, right? Did you know that healthy gums can keep your heart healthy? The mouth is a gateway into the body. Bacteria can be found readily in the oral cavity. Once the bacteria penetrate into the blood […]

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Diabetes In The Dental Office

Diabetes In The Dental Office

5-9-16 Diabetes is estimated to affect 20 million people,but only two-thirds of these individuals are diagnosed. Studies show that diabetics are more susceptible to periodontal disease and oral infections than non diabetic patients. Some of the most common oral health problems associated with diabetes are: Gum disease. Recent research suggests that the connection between gum disease […]

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Your Gums Can Give Indication Of Underlying Health Problems

Your Gums Can Give Indication Of Underlying Health Problems

8-12-15 Did you know that the gums can give us an insight to your overall health? Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. When left untreated the body’s immune system must fight the bacteria that are below the gum line. Toxins break down the bone and tissues surrounding the teeth. If not treated this […]

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Poor Nutrition Could Be Affecting Your Dental Health!

Poor Nutrition Could Be Affecting Your Dental Health!

March 19, 2015 March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a time for us to focus on the importance of making important food choices. We all know that a well balanced diet is essential to healthy living. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for chewing and swallowing. Without good digestion, a person’s overall health could be […]

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Saliva testing now available at Lima Dental Associates- December 2014

Saliva testing now available at Lima Dental Associates- December 2014

Over the past 7-10 years there has been significant development in the oral/ systemic health connection. Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the American population over the age of 35 is suffering from some form of periodontal disease? More concerning is the connection that Scientists have made between periodontal infection and potentially life threatening […]