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Posts for: August, 2015

A new study from the universities of Madrid and Zurich suggests that drinking red wine could lead to stronger teeth, healthier gums, fewer cavities and ultimately a brighter smile.  

Researchers believe compounds in reds have an antimicrobial effect that kills damaging bacteria.  

We'll raise a glass to that!  


August 25, 2015
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Report Finds People Over 55 Neglect Oral Health More Than Other Age Groups.

A recent study said that oral health is one of the areas in which people over age 55 did WORSE at than other age groups.  This means many older Americans don’t see the dentist as often as they should at a time in their life when it can dramatically affect their health.  

What's the connection between oral health and overall health?

Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

In addition, certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers and diuretics — can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbial invasion or overgrowth that might lead to disease.

Studies also suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease — might play a role in some diseases. In addition, certain diseases, such as diabetes, can lower the body's resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe.

 -Dental Exams Needed for Children- 

If you have a child going into Kindergarten, second, or sixth grade, you'll need to have the Dental Examination form, for your school, completed by your dentist, according to Illinois State law.

Give us a call soon to schedule your child's appointment.  We have extra forms here so don't worry if you forget to bring them to your child's appointment.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer!