Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease: What’s the Connection?
Medical professionals have long agreed that there’s a very real correlation between a person’s dental health and the body’s overall health. In fact, gum disease in particular has been linked to a number of health concerns including diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Yet, it’s estimated that by age 65, nearly a quarter of adults will […]
Dental X-rays: Why They’re Necessary and What to Expect
Preventive dentistry is an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile. In addition to professional cleanings and check-ups, preventive dentistry includes dental X-rays. These X-rays are pictures of the teeth, gums, and bones in the mouth and can help identify problems that might not otherwise be visible during a routine check-up. Many patients– and particularly […]