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Stress Affects Oral Health?

Stress Affects Oral Health?

December 6, 2106 Stress affects us all, children and adults! Whether it’s financial worries, social pressures, family problems, or natural disasters, stress is a common response to them all. Not only can stress decrease the immune system, it can cause decreased saliva, increased snacking, increased clenching of the teeth, and decreased home care. Our staff […]

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Do You Suffer From Frequent Headaches?

Do You Suffer From Frequent Headaches?

Headaches are debilitating. How often do you wake up with a headache? But did you know that your headache can be caused by a dental problem? Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), Clenching, and Grinding can all be causes of headaches. The cause of TMD can vary from unknown causes to trauma from an accident. A patient can […]

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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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What Does Oral Cancer Look Like?

What Does Oral Cancer Look Like?

I was reading an article not long ago about a patient who noted a sore in her mouth. She mentioned it to her physician. The physician examined the area and scheduled the patient to be rechecked in 7 days. At the patient’s dental appointment she again mentioned the sore in her mouth. The dentist immediately […]

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Headaches, Neck Aches, and Toothaches…OH MY!

Headaches, Neck Aches, and Toothaches…OH MY!

7-22-15 Did you know that approximately 30 million adults are affected by bruxism (clenching or grinding of teeth?) Bruxism is most commonly linked to stress and can also be the body’s reaction to teeth being aligned wrong, a side effect of medication, or even sleep apnea. It often occurs during sleep. Symptoms of bruxism are […]

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I’m a little STRESSED right now……

I'm a little STRESSED right now......

April 15, 2015 Did you know STRESS can play havoc in our lives and to our health? Stress can also affect our sleep habits and damage teeth. Most of us know what it takes to keep our teeth healthy, but many don’t realize the effects stress can have on our teeth and bodies. We are […]