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January 10, 2021

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What do you call two dentists who live on opposite sides of the world?

Molar opposites. 😂

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Six Myths About Oral Health And Overall Health by Steve Auger

December 20, 2020

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Myths can be stubborn creatures. While some myths may not be harmful, misconceptions about our health can be a different matter.

See if any of these persistent myths could be affecting your oral health or general wellbeing.

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “at least you have your health.” Maybe you’ve uttered it yourself. It’s usually said in an effort to make the best out of a less-desirable situation, though there’s some truth behind it. Serious conditions such as heart disease, cancer, ALS, Type II diabetes and mental illness usually grab headlines in the healthcare field. But many people don’t realize the connection between oral health and overall health.

The mouth serves as a window into a person’s health, but there tends to be a lot of confusion about how mouth care affects our well-being. Let’s bust some myths about your oral health:

‘Tooth Decay Is Mainly Caused by Sugar.’

Not so, according to Dr. Gerry Curatola of Rejuvenation Dentistry in New York City. Sugar certainly plays a role in tooth decay but it isn’t the main perpetrator. Acids from naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth combine with saliva, resulting in plaque buildup on teeth. Often this happens during the consumption of carbohydrates.

‘Fillings Made of Silver Aren’t a Health Risk.’

Fifty-two percent of silver fillings are made of mercury, according to Curatola, and over time, this mercury can leech out into the mouth. Mercury has been linked to a few autoimmune and chronic diseases, and fillings containing this element should therefore be replaced in a timely manner, if not avoided altogether. People with silver fillings who grind their teeth, drink a lot of hot or carbonated beverages and chew a lot of gum may be particularly prone to this effect.

Gum Disease Isn’t Very Common.’

Gum disease is all too common. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that 47 percent of adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease. And as we age, we’re naturally more susceptible to infections, including those in the gums. Sixty-four percent of adults age 65 and older have either moderate or severe gum disease.

Bad Breath Is a Sign of Gum Disease.’

Although bad breath indicates you might have gum disease, it’s also a sign of other potential health issues. The only sure way to know is by making an appointment with your dentist. If he or she gives your mouth a clean bill of health, consult your primary care physician. Bad breath can also be a symptom of acid reflux, a bowel obstruction or some other digestive issue, often nicknamed “stomach breath,” according to Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

‘Diabetes Means You’ll Get Gum Disease.’

Diabetes, a condition many people deal with on a daily basis, affects the processing of sugar in the human body and can lead to issues with the heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. Poorly regulated blood sugar makes it hard to curb common issues like gum disease, but it doesn’t cause an infection of the gums. Those who have diabetes need to be meticulous when taking care of their teeth, so they can remain as healthy as anyone else.

Women Can Ignore Bloody Gums When They’re Pregnant.

The American Dental Association (ADA) Mouth Healthy site notes that some women experience a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis.” This doesn’t occur in all women, though. Thorough toothbrushing and flossing, along with additional dental cleanings, will abate bleeding gums despite the complications that come with pregnancy.

The best way to avoid any oral health issues is to make mouth health a priority. That means regular brushing, flossing and trips to your dentist for check ups and professional cleanings every six months. Using a toothpaste like Colgate Total® Advanced Deep Clean is a good way to prevent cavities, gingivitis and bad breath. Recognizing the importance of oral health and overall health will keep your body working just right.

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Are you brushing the right way?

December 10, 2020

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We know how to eat candy, but do we know how to brush our teeth? http://r29.co/2wEQgDt

Gobble Gobble

November 26, 2020

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Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Mitchell and the team!

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Dental Jokes are FUN!!!

November 12, 2020

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Do you know what mamelons are? No, they’re not a type of fruit.

When your child’s permanent incisors erupt, you may notice bumpy ridges on the end of their new teeth. These are known as tooth mamelons. They’re nothing to worry about and usually wear down over time.

 

Do you know what mamelons are? No, they're not a type of fruit.When your child's permanent incisors erupt, you may…

Posted by Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

FLOSS FLOSS FLOSS

November 1, 2020

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Flossing your teeth every day removes food particles, plaque, and debris that brushing can’t reach. This helps you keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. But not everyone knows the right way to do it.

 

 

Happy #Halloween! Don’t scare your teeth loose with too much candy!

October 31, 2020

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October 20, 2020

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You rely on your teeth daily to help you eat, smile, laugh, and talk! Knowing a little more about your teeth and how your behaviors affect your dental health can help you take better care of them, and keep you 😃 long into the future.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/top-facts-your-dentist-wants-you-to-know-1059131

 

Yikes the end of the year will be here before you know it!

October 19, 2020

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Use It or Lose It! Why pay a premium if you don’t use it? Don’t lose out on benefits before they expire at year’s end. Let’s take care of any dental treatments that you may have put off. Call: (972) 233-1311

 

 

October 10, 2020

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Welcome to the happiest way to exercise.

Posted by Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS on Monday, June 8, 2020

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