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November 7, 2016
7 months ago

Tomorrow is Election Day and no matter how you feel about the candidates there is one issue that affects Oral health and this is important to us. The use of Marijuana (AKA Cannabis) for general consumption, no matter how you stand on the issue, can cause you to loose your teeth, also known as gum disease.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that young people who are heavy marijuana smokers have a significant risk for periodontal disease.
The study, conducted in New Zealand, is the first long-term evaluation of the relationship between cannabis smoking and gum disease.
The authors tracked self-reported data on cannabis use and tobacco smoking in a group of young adults born between 1972 and 1973 and found a “strong association between cannabis use and periodontitis experience by age 32.”
If untreated, periodontitis — which involves the progressive loss of the bone around teeth — may lead to the loosening and eventual loss of your teeth.
Overall, regular cannabis users were three times more likely to have significant periodontal attachment loss than non-smokers, and even regular smokers.
The study was funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Health, the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom and the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
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September 27, 2016
8 months ago

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Here at Kendall breeze dental we strive in making sure that our patient achieve complete oral health care. This is especially important when it comes to patient exam and making sure their gums are healthy and sound. Patient are usually unaware of having any gum issue and ignore critical signs like bleeding while brushing or even morning breath. When explained how serious this is and that they have periodontal disease they usually just associated it with their gums and nothing else. However, several studies have linked periodontal disease, which is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums, with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

In a recent review, conducted by the American heart association, of nine previous studies found that people with periodontal disease had a 19 percent increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, compared with people without periodontal disease.

The reason for the link is not clear. Research indicate that bacteria that causes inflammation in the gums can also travel through the blood stream or even into the digestive track, and cause inflation in other tissue in the body including the heart. This bacteria is intern a risk factor for heart disease. Evidence has shown how this bacteria from the mouth has found its way into the bloodstream, and contribute to plaque buildup in arteries.

 

This is why every patient with a medical condition should have a comprehensive dental exam, and if periodontal disease is present it should be communicated to their primary care physician and treated in order to prevent further complication of their medical condition. Also every patient that is diagnosed  with periodontal disease should received a complete assessment from their doctor in order to make sure further damage was not done due to the bacterial infection.

April 19, 2016
1 year ago

Consider several restorative dentistry options to repair your broken crown.

restorative dentistry broken porcelain crownThere is nothing quite like a broken crown. One moment you’re enjoying a delicious meal, the next moment part of your crown is in your hand and you’re left with a jagged tooth in your mouth. Porcelain crowns are made to last a long time, but if you’ve had a crown for a decade or two, it’s possible for the crown to break, crack, or come off completely. There are several restorative dentistry solutions that can work for your crown repair. (more…)

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