Archive for December, 2014

Technology And Your Teeth

Technological advances in the last twenty years have transformed the field of dentistry. Whether you are a fearful patient, a dental procrastinator, or a dental enthusiast, you’ll be wowed by the new techniques that are making procedures easier, faster, and practically pain-free.
One of the most exciting innovations is in the creation of crowns. With Cerec’s new technology, your crown is created by a
3-D computer out of pure ceramic while you wait, eliminating that second appointment as well as the temporary crown.
Another innovation is the Single Tooth Anesthesia system or STA. This technology allows injections to be more precise, with improved drug delivery and a higher level of client comfort.
Other new advances, like Intra Oral Photography, Digital Radiology, Diode Laser treatments, and others are providing patients more comfort and ease.

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Heart Disease

Researchers are finding possible links between gum infections and cardiovascular disease. In fact, some research suggests that periodontal disease may be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than high blood pressure…smoking… high cholesterol… gender…and age. Studies also suggest that people who have gum disease seem to be at a higher risk for heart attacks.
One theory suggests bacteria present in infected gums can become loose and move throughout the body. This same bacteria could travel to the arteries and irritate them, causing arterial plaque to form, which contributes to the hardening of the arteries.
Communication with your dentist and doctor is critical in the proper diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Regular dental examinations are crucial for patients with a history of heart disease to check for any signs of oral pain, infection, or gum inflammation.

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