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Is heart disease related to gum disease?

Studies have shown that the two can be related although the mechanism is poorly understood.  Periodontal disease (sore, bleeding gums, teeth that are mobile) forms gum pockets around teeth that fill with bacteria.  When we think of a “pocket” you want to be able to retrieve what’s at the bottom with very little effort, similar […]

Visit Your Dentist First Before Considering Joint Replacement

Joint replacement is a remarkable medical procedure that is becoming routine in our time.  Just think of that phrase “joint replacement”.  The fact that surgically a failing knee, shoulder or hip can be removed and replaced is something to marvel at.   But, many times patients who have these procedures ignore what can potentially cause […]

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