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Red Wine, Over the Lips and Around the Mouth – Dentist Sandy Springs

Red Wine, Over the Lips and Around the Mouth – Dentist Sandy Springs

Drinking-Red-WineFor anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here’s a great one:

A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities.[1]They say this could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects.  Cavities, periodontal disease and tooth loss affect an estimated…

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Elderly may have trouble Accessing Medical Records - Dentist Sandy Springs

Elderly may have trouble Accessing Medical Records – Dentist Sandy Springs

Aging PatientsNEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Electronic medical records will let patients access their health information over the Internet, but a new study suggests some of the most vulnerable older Americans may be left behind.

http://news.yahoo.com/elderly-may-trouble-accessing-online-health-records-174256993.html;_ylt=AwrBJSCDWYdTzwcAGG7QtDMD

This is an increasing concern as a significant number of our…

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Dentist Sandy Springs: Prevention of Periodontal Disease

Dentist Sandy Springs: Prevention of Periodontal Disease

mature women smiling3During your checkup, we examine your gums for periodontal problems.  A probe is used to detect ‘pockets’ between the gums and the teeth.  The normal space or depth between teeth and gums should not exceed 3 millimeters.  If gum disease is diagnosed, we offer in-house treatmentor referral to a periodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of…

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Dentist Sandy Springs: Scaling and Root Planing

Dentist Sandy Springs: Scaling and Root Planing

Mature woman smilingIf you are lacks in taking care of your oral health you’re going to end up with one of two results, periodontal disease or lost teeth.  The former won’t go away by itself.  The later just falls out.  Your line of defense is prevention – good routine home care and seeing your dentist at least twice a year.  Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to preventing periodontal diseases. …

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Dentist Sandy Springs: Dental Plaque Cancer Indicator?

Dentist Sandy Springs: Dental Plaque Cancer Indicator?

mature women smiling3New research suggests that people who have more plaque on their teeth and gums are more likely to die prematurely from cancer.  According to the June 11 edition of BMJ[1] Open findings this is only a correlation, not a cause and effect relationship.

In the study, nearly 1,400 Swedish adults were followed for 24 years.  During this time, 58 of the subjects died, 35 from cancer.[2]  Specifically,…

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Dentist Sandy Springs: Tooth Loss linked to Depression and Anxiety

Dentist Sandy Springs: Tooth Loss linked to Depression and Anxiety

FearDr. R. Constance Wiener, a clinical scientist from West Virginia University, recently presented a research study titled “Association of Tooth Loss and Depression and Anxiety.”  Analysis involved frequency, Chi square analysis, and complex survey logistic regression.  Participants included 19 years or older, and had complete data on depression, anxiety and tooth loss.

Because of the complexity of…

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Periodontist Sandy Springs: How much does Periodontal Treatment Cost

Periodontist Sandy Springs: How much does Periodontal Treatment Cost

And will insurance cover it?

Root planingThis is an up and coming issue as our aged` population continues to grow.  While periodontal treatment is not as costly as replacing teeth due to tooth loss, its cost can vary greatly depending upon your needs.  Quite frankly, there is no way of really telling just how advanced your gum disease is without a proper diagnosis.  It can be as simple as gingivitis…

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Sandy Springs: Dental health a marker for heart disease?

Sandy Springs: Dental health a marker for heart disease?

Hygiene examMore than 15,000 patients with chronic coronary heart disease provided information on their dental health, with results showing that indicators of periodontal disease (fewer remaining teeth, gum bleeding) were common in this patient group and associated with numerous cardiovascular and socioeconomic risk factors.[1]  Conversely, a lower prevalence of tooth loss was associated with lower levels of…

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Dentist Dunwoody: To Remove or Not to Remove

Dentist Dunwoody: To Remove or Not to Remove

shakespeare-with-skullDental Amalgam and Other Restorative Materials.

According to Dr. Oz, mercury is a powerful neurotoxin and therefore, at certain levels, can cause neurological issues, autoimmune disease, chronic illnesses and mental disorders; you should remove your amalgam fillings.  The burning question is whether an unknown quantity of mercury vapor in our silver fillings at a constant exposure poses a…

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