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Is Gum Disease a Cause of High Blood Pressure?

May 4, 2022

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It’s essential to maintain healthy blood pressure because when it is high your chances of having health problems are elevated accordingly. Your brain, heart, and the rest of your organs receive nutrients and oxygen via your blood flow. High blood pressure is very common with more than three million cases per year in the U.S. According to a 2021 report in the journal Hypertension, severe gum disease can make an otherwise healthy person significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Glendale how you can protect yourself from this dangerous combination.

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The Non-Anxiety Related Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

April 12, 2022

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Many people assume that sedation dentistry is simply a means for battling dental-related anxiety; but did you know that the practice has many other useful applications? Helping patients conquer their fear of the dentist is certainly its biggest draw, but there are other benefits of sedation dentistry that are lesser-known and often overlooked. Keep reading to learn more.

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How Binge-Watching Affects Your Oral Health

April 2, 2022

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Have you ever found yourself totally couch-locked while watching episode after episode of your favorite series, with little care or concern for the outside world? Binge-watching is something that many of us partake in; but what we often don’t realize is that this addictive habit is usually coupled with constant snacking, which can negatively impact your oral health! Here are some of the common treats and drinks that are paired with binge-watching and how they can put your mouth at risk.

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How Can Going Outside Daily Benefit my Oral Health?

March 24, 2022

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As wonderful as the air conditioning feels this time of year, spending time outdoors is crucial for oral health. On top of being fun, outdoor activities provide your body with nutrients that are required for your smile to thrive. This is because spending time under the sun’s rays gives your body vitamin D. It is estimated that one billion people in the world are suffering from vitamin D deficiency which can cause problems like rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the importance of vitamin D and how you can be sure you’re getting enough to support good oral health in Glendale.

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What Is Adjusting to Implant Dentures Like?

March 4, 2022

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Bagels and cream cheese, bacon and eggs, Laurel and Hardy…some things are just better together! That’s also the case when dentures and dental implants join forces. You do not need a dedicated implant for each tooth you intend to receive. Implant dentures are usually held in place with 4-6 implants, and each one integrates with your existing bone and gum tissue to ensure a long-lasting fit. Keep reading to learn if you are a candidate, discover their benefits, and find out what it’s like adjusting to implant dentures in Glendale.

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Tips to Help You Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

February 18, 2022

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man smiling after transitioning from dentures to dental implants

For centuries, people have been using dentures to replace several or all their missing teeth. Though these restorations allow you to sport a full, healthy-looking smile once again, they tend to slip around in people’s mouths and leave them feeling insecure about eating and speaking in front of others. For this reason, some people opt to switch to dental implants. If you’re interested in making the transition from dentures to dental implants, read on for information on what you should expect as well as tips on how to make the switch easier.

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Can Bad Teeth Run in the Family?

January 24, 2022

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Do you find that you always seem to have some sort of dental issue that you’re dealing with? You might even feel like it doesn’t really have much to do with your oral hygiene routine. Can bad teeth run in the family?

Genetics and family life do play a role when it comes to your oral health, but this doesn’t mean that you need to suffer from dental issues for the rest of your life. Read on to learn from your dentist in Glendale what you need to know about oral health and heredity.

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What Are Ways to Beat Your Sugar Cravings?

January 4, 2022

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Do you find it hard to reject your sweet tooth? There’s a reason for that – sugar is highly addictive and can become compulsive over time. Studies show that it even shares certain qualities with other common behavioral and drug addictions. Not only is the overconsumption of sugar bad for your general health, but it can also wreak serious havoc on your teeth. It contributes to higher rates of tooth decay and cavities. Luckily, there are ways to overcome your sugar cravings. Read on to get some ideas from your dentist in Glendale.

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What New Year’s Resolutions Can Help Me Maintain a Healthy Smile?

December 4, 2021

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If you think about it, most New Year’s resolutions you’ve made in the past probably either involved your finances or your health. What about goals that enable you to do both?!

When you commit to improving your oral health, it can improve your overall quality of life and save you a pretty penny when it comes to paying for dental treatments after you’ve developed problems. You can alter your daily regimen, and before long you’ve changed a problematic behavior without even thinking about it.

Read on for tips about New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile from your dentist in Glendale.

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Answering 3 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

November 30, 2021

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Over 75% of adults experience dental fear, and a further 5 to 10% experience dental phobia. Luckily, dental sedation can help fearful patients make it through their appointments in comfort and safety. Read on to learn more as we answer three frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry in Glendale that will help you understand the numerous benefits it provides to patients.

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