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All Posts in Category: Heart Disease

I Have A Cavity, But Why Doesn’t My Tooth Hurt?

Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they reach more advanced stages.i gotta filling

This is true for cavities, Oral Cancer and even gum disease. In fact 80% of all patients have gum disease and don’t even know it.

Teeth are one part of the body that cannot heal themselves.

We often say, here at Loveable Smiles in Richardson that “Neglect is the most expensive thing in dentistry.”

Additionally, when you have any issues within your teeth and gums, it can affect your entire body.

This is why it is imperative to visit Dr. Korenman on a regular basis.

Here are the top 4 ways your hygiene appointment is a real medical appointment:

  1. We check your blood pressure. Evidence links Gum Disease and heart health. Check out the WebMD article on this important topic.
  2. We evaluate your gum tissue for gum disease.
  3. You will be screened for Oral Cancer.
  4. We check your biting, chewing and swallowing patterns.  Improperly aligned teeth can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth.

Early detection of minor issues can be corrected before they become bigger, more painful and more expensive issues later.

Call Loveable Smiles today!  972-231-0585 to schedule your appointment.

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February Is American Heart Month: See Your Dentist

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, contributes to 2,400 deaths each day.

Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth loss.

While the two diseases may seem unrelated, evidence is mounting that people with gum disease may be at a higher risk for heart disease.

In fact gum disease my worsen existing heart conditions.

Managing one disease may reduce the risk for the other, according to a consensus paper on the relationship between heart disease and gum disease published in the American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of Periodontology.

Here are some tips you can follow to ensure optimal oral health:

1. Watch for possible warning signs of gum disease:

• Red, swollen or tender gums
• Bleeding while brushing or flossing
• Gums that pull away from the teeth
• Loose or separating teeth
• Persistent bad breath

2. Brush and floss regularly.

3. Visit Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson regularly for exams and cleanings.

4. If you currently have heart disease, tell Dr. Korenman and he will create a treatment plan aimed at maintaining good oral hygiene.

Loveable Smiles 972-231-0585.

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