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The WOW Factor

February 27th, 2015

Wow FactorBy Ronald K. Greif, D.D.S., Originally printed in St. Louis Women’s Journal
Forget Veins and Wrinkles -This is the real WOW factor!
Focus on your smile and this will get the attention and the confidence you always wanted. So many men and women I work with come in to see me wanting to be rid of some painful condition. After doing so, they inevitably browse our”before and after” Read More

Your Gums, Your Body

February 27th, 2015

By Sam E. Ruvinov, D.D.S.
You may have read numerous articles on the subject, but I’ll chance it and say it again…the health of your gums effect the health of your body!
According to the National Institute of Dental Research, nearly half of adult Americans have periodontal (gum) disease.  Very often, patients are aware of having periodontal problems.  First symptoms, at the early stage of the disease, could be sensitive gums and blood on your toothbrush.  The cause of periodontal disease is Read More

Frequent Consumption of Sugary Beverages Causes Tooth Decay

March 25th, 2016

We all know soda is bad for us, but do you really know what it’s doing to your teeth? The sugar in these delicious carbonated drinks combines with bacteria in your mouth to form an acid that attacks tooth enamel. These attacks last for about 20 minutes, and start over every time you take another sip.
The trauma of these recurring attacks weakens the enamel on your teeth. Since children and teen’s enamel isn’t fully developed, they’re even more susceptible Read More

Warning: Your Hormones May Cause Gum Disease

March 25th, 2016

Women are continually getting the short end of the stick – suffering from hot flashes, PMS, and now gum disease.
A new study revealed that fluctuations in women’s hormones during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause can change conditions in the mouth and create a breeding ground for bacteria. Not only can this cause damage to your teeth and gums, the bacteria could enter your blood stream to cause bone loss, fetal death, and pre-term births.
The study’s publisher, Charlene Krejci, said “There’s Read More

Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Body

April 26th, 2016

We all know brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining a great set of teeth. But, do you really understand the real impact of forgoing proper oral care? Several recent studies have revealed that, not only can oral bacteria impact the health of your teeth and gums, it can affect your entire body.
“Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by the more than 500 bacterial species found in plaque below the gum line,” Read More

Do You Need to Have a Tooth Extracted?

July 28th, 2016

Not every toothache will require such drastic treatment. Your dentist will decide, after assessing the condition of your tooth, what route of treatment makes the most sense for you. Worst case scenario: the tooth will be deemed incurable and will have to be removed. Though, for many toothaches, this step is often not necessary.
A simple toothache doesn’t always mean a tooth needs to be extracted. In fact, more often than not, the issue can be resolved with a simple Read More

Oral Cancer: What You Should Know about the Disease

September 27th, 2016

You always think cancer won’t happen to you – then it does. Defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells, cancer invades and causes damage to surrounding cells. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx, appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that won’t go away. Like all forms of cancer, it can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion.
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Do You Know What Sugar Is Doing To Your Teeth?

July 6th, 2017

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that overdoing it with sugar can damage your teeth. But, understanding exactly what sugar is doing to your oral health is an integral part of preventing any further damage. For starters, it’s not sugar alone that causes damage to your teeth, it’s the chain of events that happen after you eat that donut.
Developing Cavities
Your mouth is full of hundreds of bacteria, the majority of which are actually good for you and Read More

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