Archive for the ‘ Oral-Systemic Health ’ Category

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Why We Need to Take X-rays (& How We Do Them Safely)

When a patient reaches out to make an appointment with us for the first time, they sometimes ask if we HAVE to take a full mouth series of x-rays. If they don’t have good quality x-rays that have been taken within the last 12 months, the answer is, invariably, yes. Without them, Dr. Yoshida can’t […]

Healthy Gums for a Healthy Brain

Healthy teeth require healthy gums and bone to support them. Periodontal (gum) disease puts all three at risk. But that’s hardly the only reason to stay diligent about healthy eating, good home hygiene, regular dental appointments, and the rest. Gum disease also raises your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, lung diseases, some […]

Are You Breathing Through Your Mouth or Your Nose? The Answer Matters

Think “nutrition,” and you probably think of food. But in a broader sense, it can encompass anything we provide to our body to fuel it, sustain it, and, ideally, keep it in good working order. Think exercise. Or sleep. Or water. Or the air we breathe. One thing you might not realize, though: How you […]

Puffy, Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease – and a Greater Risk of Some Cancers, Research Suggests

Think about what you can do to lower your risk of developing cancer. Things like healthy eating, exercise, and limiting exposure to EMFs and environmental toxins probably come to mind. And those are all helpful, to be sure. But many folks don’t realize that maintaining good oral health is a part of that, too – […]

Bacteria in Your Mouth May Affect Your Risk of Cancer

Of all the links established between oral and systemic health, the relationship between oral health and cancer elsewhere in the body is perhaps the most surprising. Yet research continues to show that the oral microbiome – the community of bacteria living in your mouth – is a potential influence on cancer risk. Consider, for instance, […]

Could Hidden Jawbone Infections – Cavitations – Be Affecting Your Health?

Not all dental problems are obvious ones. Infections in the jaw can go on for years without causing any pain or discomfort – infections that can have a real impact on your overall health. One such infection that not many know about is chronic ischemic jawbone disease. “Chronic” simply means ongoing. “Ischemic” refers to a […]

Mixed Metals in the Mouth Can Be Trouble: Oral Galvanism

For all the amazing things modern dentistry has to offer, it still holds forth some pretty bad ideas. Filling teeth with neurotoxic mercury amalgam is one. Another? Placing a variety of metals in a person’s mouth. Now, there are a number of ways you could wind up with more than one metal in your mouth. […]

How Are Oral & Overall Health Linked? Let Us Count the Ways…

It wasn’t so long ago that orthodox dentistry scoffed at the idea that oral and systemic health could be linked. These days, we have a World Oral Health Day that focuses on that very relationship. For oral health is much more than just a nice smile. Oral health and general health have a two-way relationship, […]

Implants, One Option to Replace that Missing Tooth

If you’ve had a tooth extraction, you may be faced with the decision of how to replace that tooth for optimal esthetics and function. Depending on your particular circumstance, you may have some options for that. Increasingly, patients are choosing an implant to fill that gap. Traditionally the only material choice for implants was titanium. […]

Whole Body Vibration May Just Jiggle You to a Healthier, Longer, Stronger Life

Exercise is the new wonder drug, according to the British Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.  In a recent report, Exercise: the miracle cure and the role of the doctor in promoting it, The Academy details how exercise, just exercise, can reduce chronic diseases of inflammation by 30% or more.  You know the ones, diabetes, heart […]