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5 Things You Need to Know About Dental Implants

5 Thing You Should Know About Dental Implants

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss that can be caused by a multitude of things. Dental implants serve as a replacement for missing teeth that are often a great alternative to dentures. These structures are built with metal posts or frames that are then surgically attached to the jawbone. Unlike dentures, dental implants have…

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How to Stop Your Teeth Grinding Habits

What is Bruxism and How to Stop Your Teeth Grinding Habits

Although the term “Bruxism” may seem foreign, you are likely familiar with the behavior. Bruxism is the medical term that is used when someone grinds or clenches their teeth. Many people do this without even realizing it. In fact, it is very common for patients to grind their teeth in their sleep which can lead…

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Researchers Find Association Between Oral Bacteria and Esophageal Cancer

It seems more and more types of cancer can be traced to gum disease! Read the research findings below and thank you for visiting  Tower Dental Associates! University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell…

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Tooth Loss Increases the Risk of Diminished Cognitive Function

Another reason to do everything to save a tooth! Read the research below and thank you for visiting   Tower Dental Associates! The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled “Tooth Loss Increases the Risk of Diminished Cognitive Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” in the OnlineFirst portion of the JDR…

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The Health Routine Make Over – Improving your Dental Health

While many of us let our oral health routine slip, we don’t realize the impact not properly caring for our oral heath can have. By ignoring our mouths, we open ourselves up to a number of oral health issues (such as halitosis, tooth decay, and gingivitis) and a number of general health issues (pneumonia, infections,…

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9 REASONS SENIOR DENTAL HEALTH CARE IS IMPORTANT

From cradle to grave our teeth are very important! Thanks for visiting  Tower Dental Associates! As we age there are some things that we tend to let fall by the wayside. Dental health seems to be one of the personal hygiene steps that can be forgotten. Since dental health is connected to whole-body health, it’s important…

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SCIENTISTS MAP MOUTH MICROBES

A study that attempts to “understand” microbes in the mouth! Read the results below and thank you for visiting  Tower Dental Associates! A new study from the Forsyth Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory provides a detailed look at how the microbes in the mouth coexist. Using a novel fluorescence imaging technique and DNA sequencing, the scientists…

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Oral Bacteria Linked to Risk of Stroke

Can gum disease cause a stroke? Researchers think so, read more below and thank you for visiting  Tower Dental Associates! In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (cnm-positive Streptococcus mutans). Robert P.…

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Breathing Through Mouth During Sleep May Increase Tooth Decay Risk

Another issue for mouth breathers!!  Read the results of the study below and thank you for visiting  Tower Dental Associates! Comparison of acidity levels in the mouths of individuals who did and did not breathe through the mouth during sleep finds mouth breathing may promote dental erosion and decay. This was the finding of a study…

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CANKER SORES: CAUSES, REMEDIES AND PREVENTION

  If you have ever experienced a canker sore you know they can be very painful! Read more below and thank you  for visiting Tower Dental Associates! Canker sores go by a number of other names as well as the main medical one of aphthous ulcers or recurrent aphthous ulcers. These terms include aphthous stomatitis or…

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