Diets to Combat Gingivitis

Diets to Combat Gingivitis

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According to a Journal of Clinical Periodontology study, plant-based diets were shown to reduce gingivitis and gingival bleeding. Study patients were divided into a control and experimental group, the latter of which changed their diet for a period of four weeks to plant-based, whole foods. The diet was comprised of foods rich in Omega-3s, Vitamin […]

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Brushing For Better Memory

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Researchers have discovered that gingivitis plays a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s. Gum disease can make you more likely to develop memory and motor function loss according to their findings. Gingivitis bacteria can migrate from the mouth to the brain by producing a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain. Bacteria is […]

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What Are Dentist Loyalty Programs?

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For a dentist, one of the most important aspects of building a dental practice is establishing a patient base. For patients, consistently visiting the same practice is a fantastic way to be consistent with checkups and cleanings and maximize oral health. One great way to encourage both is through a dental patient loyalty program! A […]

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What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

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Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a unique and exciting new planning tool that allows a dental provider to digitally plan, manipulate, and share a plan for a patient’s future smile. Using videos, photographs, and digital mock-ups, dentists and orthodontists create a treatment plan is based on a thorough analysis of the patient’s dental and facial proportions, […]

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Can I Whiten My Implants, Crowns, or Veneers?

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Dental implants, crowns, and veneers are a common dental procedure. Dentists all across the country perform them numerous times per day, as they are a great way to restore confidence in your smile. One question that most dentists get asked before performing this procedure is “Can I whiten them?” We’re going to answer that question […]

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Teeth Whitening (At Home vs. In-Office)

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If you don’t feel confident when you smile because you have stained or yellow teeth, you may find that using whitening products is a great way to get your confidence back. Tooth whitening involves applying lightening or bleaching solutions to the teeth to attack the organic molecules that settle between the crystals of tooth enamel, […]

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Dentistry For Your Pets

We care for our pets like our children and part of the family. Keeping them healthy involves regular checkups with the veterinary and knowing how to best care for them. Dentistry for pets has many of the same aspects of our own dental health. Exams, technique, proper hygiene habits, and tools and regular brushing. Many […]

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Tooth Loss Can Be Related to Malnutrition 

From a Rutgers study published on October 25th, 2018 we find evidence of tooth loss related to malnutrition. Read that carefully, because it is stating that malnutrition is caused by tooth loss, and not studying the case of tooth loss due to malnutrition. We have been aware that chronic malnutrition causes a lack of vitamins that can lead to […]

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Regrowing Dental Tissue With Stem Cells from Baby Teeth

Researchers in China have shown that a very common childhood tooth condition can be fixed by regenerating dental tissue with stem cells from baby teeth. The team transplanted stem cells from baby teeth into injured teeth of children and discovered that it was able to regenerate dental pulp in the injured tooth. Impressively, the regenerative dental pulp […]

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Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019

Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018  Mark your calendar now! WSDA’s largest annual advocacy event will take place Thursday, January 31 in Olympia. Dental Action Day (DAD) is WSDA’s largest annual legislative advocacy event, during which WSDA member dentists travel to Olympia to discuss issues relating to the Association’s legislative agenda with […]

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