Gum Disease and Heart Disease – New Proofs

teeth under magnifying glass

For several years there has been emerging science telling of the connections between having gingivitis and gum disease and increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementia, to name a few. It seems like such a in-consequential link on the surface. After all, gum disease doesn’t hurt, and is far away from the heart.…

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Teeth Whitening – What You Need to Know

teeth whitening before and after

The popularity of teeth whitening has become something of a phenomenon around the world. What at first started out as a tightly controlled in-office professionally applied cosmetic procedure, is now widely available in many over-the-counter (OTC) products, and in most dental offices today. The strong media and cultural spotlight on white teeth has brought with…

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Why Do Teeth Break?

broken tooth diagram

Here are three things you should know about cracked teeth: 1. A tooth can crack before it breaks. 2. Some cracked teeth hurt, some don’t. 3. Unlike bone, cracked and broken teeth don’t heal. That’s right! Cracks in teeth can’t and won’t ever heal! From a dentistry point of view, this is perhaps one of…

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Are Silver Mercury Fillings Bad?

silver fillings

You’ve seen them! Perhaps still have them! Those ugly, black, silver-amalgam mercury tooth fillings on back teeth. If you still have them, consider the following: Unlike safer composite fillings, silver-mercury (“amalgam”) fillings do not strengthen a tooth. In order for them to stay in the tooth, undercuts are made deep into the tooth structure so…

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Your Smile, Your Confidence, Your Career

Woman covering her mouth

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but we all do! One of the first judgments we make with people is how they smile and how confident they are. In fact it’s difficult to not form an immediate opinion about someone based on their smile. Smiles say a lot about who…

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Dr. Ostler Organizes Medical-Dental Meeting

Medical-Dental Summit

What many in our region and even our own patients don’t know is that Dr. Ostler is playing an increasing important role in healthcare both in our local community and across the nation. He is a former Board Member and Past- President of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, which is a professional health…

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