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May
9

Pacifier Use & Your Child’s Teeth

While there are a quite few documented benefits to giving babies pacifiers, there are downsides to prolonged pacifier use. Research shows that pacifiers can actually help reduce the incidences of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Babies who suck on pacifiers while they sleep don’t fall asleep as deeply as those who don’t suck on pacifiers. […]

May
2

Using An Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush

If you are using a regular toothbrush you’ve probably wondered at least once if you should switch to an electric toothbrush. If you’re using an electric brush you’ve probably wondered if you really need one. Both are legitimate questions which we hope to answer in this blog. Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush In the most […]

Apr
18

You’re Never Too Old for Cavities!

If you think that cavities are solely associated with children, think again! You may have made it through your younger years cavity-free, but it doesn’t mean that you are 100% safe from those painful decay formations. Cavities & Aging While cavities seem to be most prevalent in children, they truly can occur at any age. […]

Apr
11

Jaw Pain: Three Treatments for TMD

Have you ever experienced jaw pain? Maybe when you wake up in the morning you have tenderness in your face and problems opening your mouth? Or perhaps you hear a clicking or popping sound when you chew? If you have experienced any of these symptoms you may have TMD, otherwise known as temporomandibular disorder. What […]

Apr
4

3 Reasons Pregnant Women are at Risk for Periodontal Disease

Pregnancy & Oral Health Here at Sirakian Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry, we have many female patients who experience problems with their gums and teeth during pregnancy. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause sensitive teeth and gum swelling and bleeding. Because of the changes to oral health during pregnancy, it is very important for pregnant women […]

Mar
28

4 Things a Dentist Can Tell by Looking in Your Mouth

When your dentist looks into your mouth, teeth are not the only things they see. In fact, your mouth can tell an oral health professional a great deal about your overall health. Many dentists call the mouth the window to the body, and rightfully so. Just by looking into your mouth, your dentist has the […]

Mar
8

Missing Teeth and Cardiovascular Health

A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and death. The study found: 1) “More than five missing teeth increased the risk for coronary heart disease events and myocardial infarctions as much as 140%.” 2) “More than nine missing teeth indicated an increased risk for […]

Feb
28

Ways that diabetes can affect your oral health

The body is an intricate network working together, so if one system is failing the others suffer as well. While it’s important for everyone to maintain proper oral health, diabetics need to pay extra attention to keeping their mouth healthy. This becomes clear in the varying ways that diabetes can also impact oral health. 1. […]

Feb
20

4 Surprising Risk Factors of Bad Oral Health

We all know that not brushing or eating sugary foods are predictors of bad oral health, but there are a few risk factors that are correlated with bad oral health that might surprise you. 1. Being male – Men lose more teeth, sooner than women. This is in part because men are not as proactive […]

Feb
10

How Bad is it Not to Brush Before Bed?

We all have those nights when you are snuggled in bed, cozy and warm, watching an episode of your favorite show, or reading a book, on the brink of falling asleep, when it hits you—you haven’t brushed your teeth yet. Sometimes it is tempting to stay in bed, tell yourself that you’ll brush in the […]

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