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How Do Probiotics Help My Oral Health?

August 15, 2023

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Everyone wants a beautiful smile, and that means caring not just for your teeth, but also for your gums. If bacteria develop below the gum line you risk contracting an infection or developing gingivitis. You already know that one of the simplest ways to prevent gum disease is by brushing and flossing your teeth and gums regularly. Did you know, however, that there’s a new method for avoiding periodontal disease? A recent clinical study has shown that probiotics can also contribute to keeping your gums infection-free. Continue reading to learn more about why you should incorporate them into your daily routine!


5 Foods That Maintain Your Gum Health

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 7:46 am
Various fresh produce of all colors, including but not limited to cabbage, cauliflower, bell peppers, cucumbers, apples, eggplants, grapes, and oranges

Gum disease is more common than you might think. Studies show that about 50% of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. However, just because a lot of people have it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously. When it’s caught early, gum disease can be treated and even reversed. A combination of keeping up with your regular dental checkups, a good oral hygiene routine, and dietary changes can help your gums immensely. Here are 5 foods that can maintain your gum health and prevent gum disease.


5 Lies Your Dentist Sees Through

July 5, 2023

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Woman sitting in dentist's chair as a person in scrubs explains something with their hands

With a bright light up to your face and your dentist looming closely overhead, your appointment can feel like an interrogation. Some people even nervously utter a white lie or two. When it comes to your teeth, your dentist really only cares about two things: your oral health and comfort. There’s no need to fear their judgment: you’re on the same team! Here are 5 lies your dentist sees through and how they can tell.


Could Gum Disease Raise Your Blood Pressure?

June 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 10:36 am
A closeup of a woman with gum disease

If you have gum disease, you may think it’s confined to your mouth. After all, how could a dental problem harm the rest of your body? The reality, though, is more complex. It turns out that gum disease and high blood pressure are linked; having the former raises your risk of the latter. Just let your Raleigh dentist explain to learn how that’s possible. Here’s a summary of the link between gum disease and high blood pressure, its cause, and tips on preventing both conditions.


4 Reasons Why Implant Placement isn’t Scary

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 9:15 am
An older man happy with his implant treatment

Honestly, dental implant work is a big commitment. That’s only natural – the procedure places foreign objects directly into your jawbone. As such, the placement process is inevitably invasive and involved. Still, the truth is that implant treatment isn’t scary. Patients can expect it to be smooth, comfortable, and beneficial to their smiles. In fact, your local Raleigh dentist has proof for this latter claim. Here, then, are four crucial reasons why you shouldn’t fear implant surgery.

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