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As holiday time approaches with its accompanying sweets and treats, we’re often asked, “Is sugar the root of all evil, or if it’s okay to indulge a little this time of year?” The answer may surprise you!
By now, it is common knowledge that smoking harms the general health of an individual. But did you know that it has an adverse impact on oral health as well, especially on the success or failure of an implant placement? Additionally, some people believe that while traditional cigarette or pipe smoking may harm them, vaping does not. This assumption that vaping is less harmful to oral health, especially implant placement, is incorrect. Continue reading “The Connection Between Smoking, Vaping, and Implant Failure”
Oral cancer is on the rise. In fact, while over the last decade most cancer rates have declined, in this year alone 45,780 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Worse, because it is difficult to discover oral cancer until the late stages, every hour an American with oral cancer dies from the disease. Even though the Center for Disease Control recommends an annual cancer screening, oral cancer is notoriously tough to detect until the late stages. Continue reading “Introducing Oral ID To Detect Oral Cancer Early”
Biofilm, a slimy bacterial buildup similar to pond scum, thrives in individuals’ mouths if not regularly removed. Over time, biofilm contributes to gum disease, cavities, and other oral health concerns. Oral health professionals have traditionally removed biofilm manually through time-consuming scraping and noisy, cumbersome power instruments. Not at North Raleigh Perio. We are happy to provide Airflow One therapy to patients for the most comfortable and complete cleaning possible. Continue reading “Optimizing Patient Care and Comfort with Airflow One Therapy”
At North Raleigh Perio we continuously strive to provide cutting-edge, effective treatment tailored to each patient’s needs. And what could be more unique to a person than their DNA? Now we are able to utilize your DNA to perform oral microbial analyses, allowing us to pinpoint exactly what kind of bacteria is attacking not only your oral health but also your overall health and wellness. In turn, we can diagnose and treat you even more effectively. Continue reading to learn how this DNA testing works, what it does, and how it helps us help you. Continue reading “DNA Testing: How We Target and Eradicate Your Oral Bacteria”
Did you know North Raleigh Periodontics offers solutions to Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Our latest newsletter discusses the signs and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and two alternative treatments to the traditional CPAP machine. Read on to learn more…
Periodontal disease, an inflammatory condition that affects tooth-supporting structures, adversely impacts not only oral health but also a plethora of other health conditions throughout the body. In particular, gum disease has been linked to high blood pressure. Gum disease also makes it more difficult to treat high blood pressure levels. Why? Continue reading “Periodontal Disease and High Blood Pressure”
It is not hard to comprehend why periodontal disease, typically caused by a bacterial infection in the mouth, damages the teeth, gums, and bone. But did you know that periodontal disease impacts not just the mouth, but also the whole body? Continue reading “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body”