Thursday, 2 April 2015

Dangers Of Plaque & Gingivitis To Your Health - Maryland Dentist

Dangers Of Plaque & Gingivitis To Your Health

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Sticky bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth can cause inflammation and bleeding gums and jeopardize your dental health. Additionally, bacterial plaque found in your mouth can threaten your OVERALL HEALTH!

A growing body of research finds that bacteria and inflammation in your mouth are also linked to other problems, including heart attack and dementia, and may well jeopardize your overall health.

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Scientists have found links between periodontal disease and a number of other problems, including

             Heart Disease
             Diabetes
             Dementia
             Rheumatoid Arthritis

Experts believe that oral bacteria can escape into the bloodstream and damage major organs.


Inflammation is probably a common factor according to experts. Periodontal disease, marked by inflammation, may increase inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is the underlying problem in heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Diabetes


People who have Diabetes are more likely than people who don't have diabetes to have gum disease. Why? Again, inflammation may be partly to blame. And, those with diabetes are more likely to contract any infections, including gum disease.

Dementia


Gum disease has also been found to raise the risk of dementia later in life.

Researchers have found that periodontal problems may also be associated with milder cognitive impairment, such as memory problems that make activities of daily life more difficult. In a recent study, participants who had the worst gum disease scored the worst on memory tests and calculations.

Rheumatoid Arthritis


People with RA are more likely to have periodontal disease, 
Chronic inflammation is common to both conditions.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease marked by inflammation and painful joints. 

Although scientists haven't found evidence that one condition causes the other, a 2009 study found that people with a severe form of RA had less pain, swelling, and morning stiffness after their periodontal disease was treated.

What can you do to prevent gum disease and protect your overall health


Practice good oral hygiene habits daily!

Brush 2 times a day and floss regularly.

Avoid sticky, sugary foods that can cause tooth decay.

Visit your dentist for professional cleanings and have them advise you on what is a good cleaning schedule for you!

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Dr. Shatergholi is a dentist in Bowie, Maryland, who treats bleeding gums, gum disease and gingivitis through a wide range of general dentistry treatments.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Interesting Dental Facts | Maryland Dentistry


Interesting Facts about Teeth and Dentistry:


  • • The electric toothbrush was invented in 1939.

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  • • Before the mid-19th century dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.

  • • Dreams about losing teeth are one of the most commonly interpreted dreams, usually indicating anxiety or a profound change in your life.

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  • • George Washington’s false teeth were made of ivory, lead, and hippopotamus teeth.


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  • • The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

  • • The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot repair itself.

  • • Humans produce about 37,854 liters of saliva in a lifetime, that’s about 1.5 liters of saliva in one day.

  • • Redheads are harder to sedate than any other group. They require on average about 20% more anesthesia.

  • • John Lennon’s tooth sold for more than 31,000 at an auction. 

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers | Bowie Dentists

Want To Give Your Smile A Makeover? 
Porcelain Veneers Can Make All the Difference

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Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth

Porcelain veneers also:


      ·     Provide strength 

      ·     Resilience comparable to natural tooth structure 

      ·     Often the material of choice for making slight position alterations 

      ·     Change tooth shape, size, and color 

      ·     good choice for fractured teeth 

      ·     gaps between teeth (spaces) 

      ·     Good option for superficial stains that do not respond well to tooth whitening or bleaching. 

      ·     Veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. 

      ·     Custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials. 

Cons of porcelain Veneers


      ·     Once porcelain veneers are attached you will probably have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures due to the removal of that thin layer of enamel. This typically disappears within a few days. 

      ·      Porcelain veneers are comparable to your own teeth. Although they’re very strong, veneers are also brittle. You should avoid the same excessive stresses you would avoid with non-veneered teeth: don’t bite your fingernails, chew ice, or open beer bottles with your veneers 

Dr. Melika Shatergholi is a member of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, and has had extensive training in lumineer and traditional veneer preparation and placement. Veneer treatment begins with a consult to determine if you are a potential candidate for the procedure. 

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