Tag Archives: Gum disease

Holisitic Orthodontics: Braces Are All About A Healthier You—Both Inside and Out

Dental BracesDid you know that researchers from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research have recently shown that people with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease or experience difficulty controlling blood sugar than those that do not have gum disease. For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other diseases in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. While researchers continue to find associations between oral health and the overall health of the body, as of yet it hasn’t been determined whether gum disease is the sole cause of these health conditions.

Without a doubt, what can be shown is that good oral health isn’t just about maintaining a healthy smile; it has an impact on the health of your entire body.

Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions. Continue reading Holisitic Orthodontics: Braces Are All About A Healthier You—Both Inside and Out

Healthy Gums and Invisalign

healthy gumsThe purpose of orthodontic treatment is not solely to create a pretty smile. Arranging teeth in optimal alignment allows the teeth, gums and bite to function in harmony.

Invisalign achieves optimal teeth alignment and bite position through a series of clear, plastic aligners that are engineered to shift teeth comfortably and efficiently. It is the perfect method for adults and teens seeking to avoid bulky orthodontic appliances. Invisalign’s technology and discreetness allow for a pleasant and accelerated treatment experience. Continue reading Healthy Gums and Invisalign