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The Oral Systemic Connection of Pregnancy

Congratulations! You just found out that you are expecting a baby! You have so much to look forward to! Don’t forget the dental health of you and your unborn baby! WHAT?   Pregnancy is the period from conception (when a woman’s egg is fertilized) to...

The Oral Systemic Connection of Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into...

Oral Systemic Connection of Heart Disease

Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that...
What Is Periodontal Disease?

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and an important part of your self-esteem. But your smile is about more than how it looks. The health of your smile should be a priority as well. You may notice if you chip a tooth, but other oral health...