Periodontal Links to Systemic Disease
Periodontal disease refers to inflammatory processes in tissues surrounding the teeth, in response to bacterial accumulations, aka dental plaque, on the teeth. Anaerobic bacteria found in invasive microbial plaque can penetrate gingival tissues in the gums. When this happens, it can induce tissue destruction as well as inflammatory responses from cells such as lymphocytes, macrophages, leukocytes, and other cells with crazy names that are associated with the immune system. Th
A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
Dear Valued Patients, The health and safety of our patients and team members has always been our most important consideration. Regardless of the circumstances, this is our top priority every day. As you know, the Coronavirus has become a widespread concern. I wanted to share with you personally our efforts to providing a safe and healthy environment for you, our team members and our community. First, we are carefully monitoring the conditions presented by the US Centers for D
The importance of Scaling and Root Planing
Plaque is the biofilm of bacteria that can be found clinging to the front of the teeth, the back of the teeth, the spaces between the teeth, and other surfaces throughout the human mouth. Over time, it hardens into tartar, which speeds up the formation of more plaque by providing the bacteria with perfect surfaces to cling to. This is a serious problem because their presence is responsible for causing cavities and other oral diseases. As a result, a routine visit to the exper
Is There A Link Between Obesity And Oral Health?
We see it all around us—obesity issues on the news, new diet fads making top headlines and big brand companies releasing diet versions of top-selling sodas. While obesity is well established to be a risk factor for development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes, other researchers have specifically investigated the relationship between obesity and periodontal health. Many studies are showing that obesity is associated with greater risk of d