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 cause Read More

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 affects Read More

Gum Disease Misconceptions

Gum disease is a very common condition. At least half of American adults have some degree of gum disease. Unfortunately, the frequency of the condition doesn’t mean that understanding the disease is common knowledge. Instead, many people have misconceptions about the disease, misconceptions that can lead to very serious consequences. Here are some of Read More

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, Read More

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 Read More

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