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  • 5 Signs of a Healthy Mouth

    On our blog, we’ve talked a lot about how an unhealthy mouth can affect the overall health of a person. Today we’re talking about what a HEALTHY mouth looks like. A healthy mouth is often a sign of a healthy body! Your dentist will look for specific indicators of oral health during an exam: Healthy, […]

  • What We Can Learn From Diabetic Mice

    If you’ve got diabetes, you probably already know that diabetes can take a toll on your teeth and gums. There is a well-established connection between diabetes, tooth decay, and gum disease. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar, which results in high blood sugar levels. The higher your blood sugar level, the higher your risk […]

  • If Your Teeth Could Talk

    Are your teeth trying to tell you something? Maybe your gums are sore, your smile is a bit yellow, or a tooth is looking a little crooked. These could be small problems, or signs that you need to see a professional. An achy tooth Do you have throbbing or achy tooth pain? If it just […]

  • You May Not Know About This, But You Should.

    A whopping 62% of Americans know very little or nothing about oral cancer, yet the death rate for this cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely, such as cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, and endocrine system cancers. A few more facts you may not know (but […]

  • Cosmetics: Making Your Smile More Beautiful

    Have you ever looked in the mirror, and wished you could make improvements on your smile? Periodontal therapy includes cosmetic procedures,  called Periodontal Plastic Procedures, that can often make great improvements. Patients young and old can benefit from some common procedures that can make a big splash! Root Coverage Grafting You’ve most likely heard the […]

  • Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual?

    Even though dentists tell us that we should all be brushing twice a day for at least 2-3 minutes each time, the average person actually only brushes between 45-70 seconds per day, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Bacteria left behind on your teeth can increase your risk for cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis, and even more […]

  • Dental Hygiene Club of NWA

    The Dental Hygiene Club of Northwest Arkansas met on Tuesday, January 9th. Our guest speaker was Dr. Steven Whitaker, who spoke on the subject of Oral Cancer: The Emergence of HPV. We had a great turnout for the first meeting of 2018, and were treated to pizza by Crest. The Dental Hygiene Club is in its fourth […]

  • Is Your Mouth Trying To Tell You Something?

    We talk a lot about gum health on here, because we’re in the business of keeping your gums healthy. Gum disease is no joke, and unchecked it can wreak havoc on your teeth. But what else are your gums telling you about your health? Healthy gums will be light to medium pink in color, will […]

  • Chronic Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dental health professionals have long understood the key role that inflammation plays in periodontal health. They recognize similarities between the inflammatory process in periodontal disease and that of other chronic inflammatory diseases. Chronic periodontitis, a leading cause of tooth loss, is also associated with increases in markers of systemic inflammation throughout the body. But new […]

  • Hygiene Study Club

    We held another Hygiene Study Club on November 7th, the last one for the year, and had a great turnout for the meeting. Our speakers for the meeting were Debbie Jines & Sheila Ward, Dental Consultant and Provider Representative with Blue Cross Blue Shield.