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Category Archives: Dentistry for Seniors

Questions To Ask A Nursing Home Or Long-Term Care Facility About Oral Care

Good oral health is important throughout one’s entire lifetime. However, sometimes individuals living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities receive inadequate dental care or even no attention at all to their oral health. As research has proven time and time again, our oral health is closely linked to our general health. It therefore becomes […]

Dental Issues That Are Unique To Females

While we all know that women face different general health risks and illnesses than their male counterparts, many do not realize that females also face unique dental health issues. As a health care provider, I feel it is of paramount importance to not only be mindful of these factors, but to also educate patients accordingly […]

Dr. Steve’s Top 10 Reasons To Visit The Dentist Regularly

1) Help Prevent Gum Disease & Tooth Loss Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. If diagnosed in its early stages (gingivitis), it can be treated.Waiting, however, can lead to a more advanced stage called periodontitis. 2) Screening for Oral Cancer Oral cancer can be deadly. However, if diagnosed early, it […]

Dental Implants: Teeth That Look, Feel And Function Like Your Own

The loss of permanent teeth can drastically affect your appearance, self-confidence and ability to enjoy certain foods. Fortunately, there is a solution in dental implants. There are many advantages to implants over bridges and dentures: Implants look like real teeth Only you and your dentist have to know that you have had an implant! Implants […]

DENTURES: What You Need To Know To Look Great, Be Comfortable And Get Value For Your Money

When it comes to dentures, there are many options available to consumers, as well as an abundance of information floating around about dentures – some of which can be confusing, misleading or even outright false. I write this article to help clarify things for those of you who might be considering dentures as a tooth […]

Inflamed Gums… What They Could Be Telling You

Inflamed gums are a common concern for many people. If ignored, they could lead to tooth loss or even more serious consequences if the inflammation is a sign of a medical condition. There are many reasons to explain why gums can bleed, become sore and swollen, including… Using the wrong type of toothbrush Toothbrush bristles […]

Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth – Regardless Of Where They Are

Understandably, patients often feel the need to replace teeth missing from the front of their mouths as they simply don’t like the unsightly gaps in their smile. When teeth go missing at the back of their mouths however, people are sometimes not as inclined to do anything about it – usually because they believe that […]

Diabetes and Dental Health

Many are aware of the serious ways in which diabetes can impact an individual’s general health, but fewer know about the strong relationship that exists between diabetes and one’s dental health. Higher risk of gingivitis Diabetes reduces your ability to fight bacteria, which causes a plaque build-up on teeth. The longer the plaque remains, the […]

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