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Gum Disease Treatment Lowers Blood Pressure Better Than Drugs

As a holistic dentist, Dr. Nancy Nehawandian understands how closely oral health is linked to overall health. Now a new study reaffirms the most important of these links: the link between oral health and heart health. This new study shows that gum disease treatment can be a significant contributor to lowering blood [...]

It May Be Oral Bacteria, Not Fatty Food, Clogging Your Arteries

A heart attack or stroke may seem like a sudden event, but it’s actually not. It the culmination of a slow-developing disease that includes several degenerative processes, such as clogging your arteries. Because fat makes up much of the material in arterial clogs, it was thought that having a high fat diet was the [...]

Gum Disease around Dental Implants Should Be Treated as Usual

Dental implants are the tooth replacement that is most like your natural teeth. They’re so much like your natural teeth that they are threatened by the same disease that most often leads to tooth loss: gum disease. Although there is some dispute about whether gum disease is the same when it [...]

Early Death for Those with Gum Disease, Lost Teeth

There are many great things in life, and we all want to have time to enjoy them. Well, it turns out that one of the smartest things you can do to try to give yourself that time is to take care of your teeth. That’s because a new study highlights the link between gum disease, [...]

Tooth Loss Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

As a holistic dentistry 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 [...]

Considering Dental Implants? Don’t Forget These Alternatives

Dental implants are a great technology. They give us the ability to replace your lost tooth or teeth with artificial versions that look, function, and last just like the real thing. It’s like having a second chance at saving your smile. But one concern about dental implants that comes up often is that [...]

Gum Disease Therapy Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

It has been well understood that diabetes can increase your complications related to gum disease. It puts you at a higher risk for receding gums, bone loss, and tooth loss. That’s part of the reason why your dental visit can help you spot diabetes. Gum disease, in turn, can make it harder for diabetics [...]

How to Help Your Spouse Improve Their Smile

If you could change one thing about your spouse, would it be their smile? If it is, then it might be time to talk to them about it. We understand that this may be a difficult issue to bring up, and you may not want them to think you’re unhappy being married to them, but [...]

If You Want to Get Fit, Treat Gum Disease First

Have you been trying to get fit this year, but aren’t seeing the rewards you expected? Exercise can help improve your health, but if you have gum disease, you might find it harder to get healthy than people with good oral health. Because of the complex interaction between your oral health and [...]

Alzheimer’s Patients with Gum Disease May Decline Faster

We have talked before about the significant impacts that gum disease can have on your cardiovascular health. Now it turns out that gum disease can also be very damaging to your brain health, especially if you have Alzheimer’s disease. A new study shows that gum disease may accelerate cognitive decline in [...]

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