Tag Archives : DDS

Invisalign to the rescue!

Generally my blogs surround topics of interest in areas of medical emergency, preparedness and management of patients with special needs. Today, I digress. I’d like to chat for a minute about my new exciting endeavor! I’ve been practicing traditional orthodontic therapy for almost 20 years. During this time I’ve come to many conclusions. The most […]

What do periodontal disease and heart disease have in common?

Studies have reported that people who have heart disease have a 1.5- 4 times increased risk for periodontal disease. (The risk is highest for patient with extensive gum disease, bleeding from every tooth). Acute coronary syndrome, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol have also been associated with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has also been […]

Help your patients understand what role their chronic illness have on their periodontal health

Doctors and hygienists are in a unique and powerful position to educate their patients about the effects of their chronic illnesses on their teeth and periodontal health. Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection-putting the gums at risk. In addition, people who have inadequate blood sugar control may develop more frequent and sever infections of […]