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The Surprising Side Effect of Gum Disease

added on: March 30, 2022
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Your dentist in Lakeland has known for quite some time that there is a strong link between gum disease and other whole-body concerns, such as an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. But recent research by the American Academy for Cancer Research has also shown a connection between gum… Read More…


Pandemic Stress & Oral Health Problems

added on: February 17, 2021
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As we head into the one-year mark of this pandemic, there are still several unknowns. But one thing has remained constant the whole time — stress levels are high, and rightfully so. Stress isn’t the best thing for health, especially at times like these. Prolonged periods of high stress can… Read More…


What Causes Receding Gums? 

added on: July 22, 2020
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If you have gum pain, swollen gums, or increased tooth sensitivity, particularly along the gum line, you may be experiencing gum recession. This oral health problem can lead to other issues down the road, including increased tooth decay, sensitive teeth, and even tooth loss. So what exactly causes receding gums,… Read More…


The Surprising Connection Between Gum Disease & Heart Disease

added on: February 7, 2020
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Every February, we celebrate Heart Health Month to raise awareness of how we can both evaluate our risk for heart disease as well as what we can do to reduce that risk. While it may seem out of character to hear your dentist in Lakeland talk about heart health, the… Read More…


How The Great American Smokeout Can Help You (& Your Kids) Stay Healthy

added on: November 22, 2019
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The Great American Smokeout is hosted on the third Thursday of every November. Its purpose is to help smokers set a day to work towards a smoke-free life. As you probably know, quitting smoking can help you get healthier, but it can also protect your children’s health, too. The truth… Read More…


Different Types of Dental Floss

added on: July 30, 2019
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When it comes to great oral health, you’ll often hear your dentist in Lakeland talk a lot about proper brushing and the importance of doing it every day. But there’s a good chance your dental team also talks to you about why you should be flossing every day. And with… Read More…


The Importance of Healthy Gums

added on: June 11, 2019
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Often we think of a healthy mouth as straight, white teeth. But the truth is, a healthy mouth goes beyond our smiles. Our gums are easily overlooked when it comes to talking about our oral health. However, our gums are crucial to not only our mouths but to our overall… Read More…


How Does Oral Health Affect Heart Health?

added on: February 12, 2019
heart health month

February marks the beginning of a month-long dedication to heart health. It’s officially known as American Heart Month, and its purpose is to raise awareness of the risks associated with heart disease. Many people know that things like smoking and a poor diet can cause troubles with the heart, but… Read More…


Can Stress Affect Oral Health?

added on: January 14, 2019
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Being stressed out is stressful enough, but knowing that constant or repeated high levels of stress can actually affect your health and make you sick certainly doesn’t help either. Too much stress can cause serious health issues throughout the body including heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and obesity. But the concerns… Read More…


How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

added on: November 13, 2018
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When it comes to all of the health complications that can go hand-in-hand with diabetes, oral health is often overlooked. At our Lakeland dental office, we want our patients and neighbors to know just how drastically diabetes can affect oral health, and precautions that those with diabetes should take to… Read More…


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