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gum disease and heart disease

The Correlation of Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Healthy gums may pave the way to heart health. Both the American Dental Association and the American Heart Association recognize a correlation between gum disease and heart disease. In honor of American Heart Month, we want to take a moment to inform you of this often overlooked connection between your gums and your cardiovascular system.

Researchers are looking into the connection between gum disease and heart disease. At this time, they still have many questions, but the connection is well established.

According to Harvard Medical School, people with moderate or advanced gum disease are two to three times as likely to suffer a stroke, heart disease or a heart episode.

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different kinds of toothpaste

How Do I Pick From All Of The Different Kinds Of Toothpaste?

Sometimes patients feel overwhelmed by all the different kinds of toothpaste on the market. While most brands of toothpaste share common ingredients, there are some variations to suit different needs and preferences.

This guide isn’t a substitute for professional dental care, but we hope it clears up some of the mystery surrounding the different kinds of toothpaste available. By knowing a little about the options, you may be better prepared to make the right choice for you and for members of your family.

Before we discuss the different kinds of toothpaste, it is important to consider how most varieties of toothpaste are actually very similar.

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How to Handle Dental Emergencies While Traveling

Imagine you are enjoying your vacation until a tooth breaks or you lose a filling. A dental emergency while traveling is scary and often painful. Fortunately, emergency dental care may offer relief or even save your tooth.

You can never fully plan for life’s emergencies, however, it helps if you take the time to consider what you would do if you or a loved one suffers a dental emergency while traveling. Unexpected toothaches, broken teeth, or excruciating mouth pain can happen, but you don’t need to suffer.

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how to fix broken teeth

Step By Step Guide On How To Fix Broken Teeth

Patients sometimes ask how to fix broken teeth. Sometimes they ask out of curiosity and other times after experiencing the trauma of a broken tooth. This step-by-step guide outlines common causes, what to do if your tooth breaks, and how dental hygiene helps protect your teeth.

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most common dental emergencies

Most Common Dental Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Have you suffered from tooth pain or a dental emergency? If so, you want to get help fast. Start by contacting your local dentist for an appointment. Next, use home remedies that are dentist approved for emergency situations. These treatments help to save your teeth if you have a broken or chipped tooth. You can also reduce dental pain and oral irritation before your appointment. Here are five of the most common dental emergencies we see at Southview Dentistry, and home treatments our dentists recommend.

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