Crestway Park Dental

Quarterly Newsletter January 2016

Happy, Healthy New Year!

Happy 2016! We at Crestway Park Dental are wishing you a happy and healthy new year. We are here to help you achieve that. We are starting this quarterly newsletter to help keep you informed of the importance of dental care and how we can help you each step of the way. January through March we will be focusing on how a healthy mouth contributes to your overall health. Please make sure you "like" our Facebook page to keep up with us and to see fun videos and facts!

The Mouth and Heart Connection

Studies have shown that there is a link between cardiovascular disease and periodontal (gum) disease, the chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. Forms of gum disease, such as gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontitis(bone loss), can be indicators for cardiovascular problems, which is why itis important for individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease to visit a dentist on a regular basis, practice good oral hygiene, and keep their dentist informed of any oral and overall health issues.

How are periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease connected?

It has been suggested that the inflammatory proteins and bacteria associated with gum disease enter a person’s blood stream and can cause various effects on the cardiovascular system. A study published in the February 2005 issue of Circulation examined the presence of the bacteria known to cause periodontitis and the thickening of the blood vessel wall typically seen in heart disease. After examining samples from more than 650participants, the investigators concluded that the presence of the same bacteria known to cause periodontitis was associated with an increased level of blood vessel thickening

What can I do to keep my gums and heart healthy?

Practicing proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining healthy gums. This includes flossing regularly, brushing twice a day with antibacterial toothpaste, and visiting a dentist at least every six months .A healthy diet and regular exercise can help improve both your cardiovascular health and your overall health.

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From Your Hygienist

A healthy mouth is very important for your general health. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist twice per year to have your oral health evaluated, to check for Periodontal Disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease can be associated with heart disease, diabetes, bacterial pneumonia and stroke. If you have periodontal disease, it doesn’t mean you have these health problems, but you may be at a greater risk of developing these conditions. - Ginger Lambright RDH
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Schedule Your Appointments Now!

We know schedules get busy with work, school and extracuriccular activities. It is important for your entire family to have their teeth cleaned once every six months. If you missed your appointment or have not scheduled them yet, please let us know. We strive to make scheduling your appointments simple and fast. Please use the button below to email us to schedule. We will contact you in a timely manner and work with your schedule. For ease of our patients we are now offering some 7am treatment and cleaning appointments.

Got New Insurance?

If you enrolled, changed or made updates to your insurance for 2016 please call or email and let us know. Giving us this information prior to your appointment helps us to give you a more accurate estimate of your costs and helps us to get you in and out of the office in a timely manner.