Periodontal

ADA, others urge Congress to oppose tobacco bill

March 31, 2017 Washington — The ADA and 42 other organizations are urging Congress to oppose, H.R., 1136, legislation that would exempt e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products from “an important product review designed to protect public health.” H.R. 1136, the Food and Drug Administration Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017, would “significantly weaken FDA’s ability …

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Dental Health in Pets

Dental health is just as important for pets as humans! It requires regular maintenance interspersed with professional cleanings and procedures when necessary. Unfortunately, oral hygiene is often one of the most under-maintained areas of animal health. In fact, periodontal disease – an inflammatory disease affecting the soft and hard tissue around the teeth – is …

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20 Uses For Dental Floss That Don’t Involve Your Teeth

  Recently I was working on a post idea about things we should stock up on in case of emergencies and the term “dental floss” kept cropping up over and over during my research. The more I learned about this versatile material, the more I realized it really deserved its own post altogether! Considering most of …

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Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important – Medical News Today

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate what other – perhaps …

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American Dental Association’s Stance on Oil Pulling

The Practice of Oil Pulling May 14, 2014 In recent months, various news agencies,1 social media sites and blogs have reported about the practice of “oil pulling” (swishing oil in the mouth) and its potential benefits on oral and general health. Websites that support natural therapies are also fanning hope—and strong emotions—about oil pulling procedures, with …

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Update from the American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Board of Trustees created a Task Force in 2014 to develop a clinical interpretation of the 1999 Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions. (1, 2) This was done to “address concerns expressed by the education community, the American Board of Periodontology, and the practicing community that the current Classification …

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Study: Poor Oral Hygiene Habits May Increase Hypertension Risk | news.sys-con.com

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – July 28, 2015) – In a recent study, Korean researchers have found that poor oral hygiene habits may lead to increased incidence of hypertension. The study, published in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, suggests periodontitis and hypertension may be linked by way of inflammation and blood pressure elevation. …

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Due to recent public health concerns, we are actively monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local officials regarding the spread of COVID-19.

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. As such, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule elective procedures until it is deemed safe by the American Dental Association & the CDC for us to open the office for all dental procedures.

We are evaluating this on a weekly basis and will be in contact to reschedule any elective procedures.

Our office and phone lines remain open to treat any emergency situations that arise so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any concerns or questions.