Category: Oral-Systemic Connection

Can I Get A Dental Implant If I’m Diabetic?

Over 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 2 is the most common. Type 2 diabetes results when your body does not produce enough insulin, or does not respond effectively to the insulin it does produce. Type 1 diabetes is when your… Read more »

More Than Tooth Decay

If you are busy with work and kids, dental checkups may seem a pointless expense, and a pain to try to attend. But would you skip out on your yearly physician’s exam? Probably not. You know that your doctor is checking for illnesses that you do not want to get, and it is a relief… Read more »

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Your Mouth And Your Body

You probably learned about symbiosis during your high school health class. Symbiosis is “a relationship of dependence or mutual benefit.” Your mouth and your body have a symbiotic relationship. If one remains healthy, so does the other. If one becomes diseased so can the other. Over the past several years this relationship has been researched… Read more »

What Your Dental Exam Can Tell You

Dental exams are an important aspect of preventive dentistry. Your bi-annual checkups can indicate future problems that you can nip before they become serious. Your dental exams can tell you a lot not only about your dental health, but about your overall health. Regular dental visits can help prevent other more serious health issues. If… Read more »

Diabetes and Dental Health

If you struggle with diabetes, you know that the condition can increase your risk for a number of health conditions. However, while your doctor may have cautioned you about the effects of diabetes on your heart or kidneys, no one may ever have talked to you about diabetes and dental health. The condition can increase… Read more »

Tooth Loss Could Predict Future Health

Tooth loss is a common effect of aging. Many senior citizens have lost one or more teeth due decay, accidents, and, most commonly, periodontal disease. Missing teeth can certainly affect your appearance and oral function. However, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that missing teeth can indicate whether a… Read more »

Gum Disease and Your Cardiovascular Health

Periodontal disease can severely damage your smile, leading to receding gums, tooth loss, bone recession, and even a changed jaw structure. As if all of these concerns are not enough, scientists have discovered another reason to seek treatment for gum disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, if you have periodontitis, you are twice… Read more »

How Important Is Your Toothbrush?

Normally you are probably very cautious about what you put in your mouth. Are you as fussy about your toothbrush? I bet not. Most people probably don’t think much about their toothbrush. They may choose it based on color or price, throw it in the shopping cart, and use it until the bristles bend or… Read more »

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Body

Did you know that your oral health might affect, contribute to, or be affected by the rest of your body? Research has linked your oral health to your overall health in many different studies. Periodontitis–the severest form of gum disease–has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. In today’s blog, your North Richland Hills… Read more »

What is Your Dental Health Like?

Your dental health is important. Many people may not think so that’s why so many people skip going to the dentist, but it is. Your dental health is linked to your overall health, so if you take good care of your teeth, there is a good chance the rest of your body will be in… Read more »