Diabetes and Your Teeth: Your Blood Sugar and Its Connection to Oral Health

If you’re familiar with diabetes, you know that it, if left untreated, can cause a slew of health problems. Poorly managed diabetes puts patients at an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, nerve damage and many other serious issues. But did you know that poorly managed diabetes can also lead to tooth decay, gum disease Read More

Researchers Find a Link Between Poor Oral Health and Liver Cancer Risk

At Top Down Dental, we’re dedicated to the whole health of our patients, which is why we take such a holistic approach to each of our patients’ dental plans. Every day, researchers and physicians find more hard evidence of a whole-body health link, and we stay on the leading edge to ensure Read More

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 Read More

Neanderthal Teeth Show How Much Teeth Are Impacted by Environment

Holistic dentistry teaches us that oral health depends on more than just brushing, flossing, and making regular dental checkups. Instead, it can be influenced by our many life choices, as well as many aspects of our environment. Nothing demonstrates this as clearly as the stories told by a pair of Neanderthal teeth, Read More

“Healthy” Food Substitutions Gone Wrong

As we move into the autumn eating season in San Jose, we know that there are numerous occasions where we’ll be eating more sugar than is good of us, and sugar that can cause cavities. Halloween kicks off the sugary holidays, and it all goes downhill from there! So you might be Read More

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