Tooth Loss Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

As a practice, we at Top Down Dental understand that your oral health can have an important and sometimes surprising influence on the rest of your your health. One of the most dramatic examples of this is the connection between tooth loss and dementia. We have long been seeing evidence of this link, Read More

Luke Evans on the False Teeth He Wore for Beauty and the Beast

If you’re familiar with Luke Evans, you’re probably impressed with his godlike appearance. Okay, maybe only godlike in the judgment of Hollywood casting directors, who slotted him for roles such as Zeus and Apollo (possibly the most handsome of the Greek pantheon). But you can’t dispute that he is a truly handsome man. And although Read More

Occlusal Splint Provides the Fastest Relief for TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or sometimes TMD) can be hard to treat. Even once we’ve overcome the problem of diagnosis, there are many potential approaches that can provide relief, although not everyone sees results from all treatments. It can be hard to know which treatment people should try first to get relief. But now a Read More

Fatal Tooth Infection Kills Long-Haul Trucker

Did you know that a tooth ignored can turn deadly? It’s something that happens a dozen times or so a year, and it’s always tragic because these deaths could have been prevented with regular dental checkups. But the recent case of 26-year-old Vadim Kondratyuk, a generally healthy long-haul trucker from Sacramento, is particularly tragic as Read More

The Interwoven Complications of Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

Many people know that hypertension--high blood pressure--is bad for you. It’s always checked at our doctor’s appointments, and medications for high blood pressure--such as beta blockers, diuretics, and ACE inhibitors--are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the US. But few people realize that the complications of hypertension go beyond your heart and lungs. And Read More

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