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Can Bad Oral Health Lead to Heart Disease?

Your dazzling, brilliant smile is the first thing people notice about you. As cosmetic dentists, it’s our job to provide you with a beautiful smile that lasts. Here at Top Down Dental, we care about your smile for its aesthetics as well as its function. However, another reason to improve your smile [...]

What is Ozone Therapy and Should I Get it?

At Top Down Dental, Dr. Nancy Nehawandian opts to provide her patients with as many treatments as possible to benefit oral health as a whole. One of these treatments is Ozone therapy. Ozone therapy is a holistic treatment that utilizes your body’s natural healing mechanisms to fight off disease, preserve natural structures and [...]

Bleeding or swollen gums? Here’s what you need to know

You brush your teeth and your gums bleed a little. You blame the toothbrush, or brushing too hard. The fact is, gums shouldn’t bleed from brushing. If yours are, you could have gum disease. Gum disease is common, but it’s serious. If left untreated, it can lead to receding gums and eventual tooth loss. [...]

How Brushing Can Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Later in Life

Every day, researchers are finding ways in which your oral health relates to your overall health. A recent study out of the University of Bergen in Norway has connected gingivitis bacteria to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that the bacteria that causes gingivitis can progress to the brain. That bacteria creates an enzyme that can destroy [...]

Oral Health Is Partly in Your Head

When we talk about holistic dentistry, we often look at the ways that your oral health and your overall health overlap. However, we have a tendency to focus on physical links between the two. We talk, for example, about how gum disease can impact your heart, or how your [...]

A New Tooth-Mounted Sensor Could Help You Achieve Holistic Oral Health

If you’ve ever tried to watch what you eat, you’ve probably tried more than one diet-curbing method. From food diaries to calorie counters, apps that remind you to drink water and watches that monitors your fitness levels, there are plenty of tools. While any healthy habit requires patience and discipline, most dietary tools are unreliable [...]

The Good and Bad of Red Wine for Teeth

In San Jose, we know that it was the Santa Clara Valley that was the real foundation of the California wine industry, and it remains the home of some of the best wineries in the world. So we perk up our ears whenever we hear that there’s new research about the benefits of wine. This [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Seeing Your Dentist Regularly

We’ve all been told that we should see our dentist regularly. But there are many people who ignore this advice and think they should see their dentist only when they have a problem. But there are many important reasons why you shouldn’t wait until there’s a problem to see your dentist. Here are three benefits [...]

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