Archive for October, 2011

How much radiation are you exposed to during a dental x-ray?

Dr. Aziza Askari, a dentist in Farmington Hills, Michigan, takes x-rays almost every time her patients come to her dental office for a routine dental checkup or an exam to address a specific problem or oral condition. As a dentist, Dr. Askari sees x-rays as a valuable tool to help her patients maintain healthy teeth […]

The Artistry Behind Your Smile Makeover

There is something to be said for having a healthy and beautiful smile. While preventive and general dentists will do everything in their power to keep your teeth and gums healthy and your smile fully functional, your oral health, rather than the appearance of your smile, is their general concern. The work that general dentists […]

Periodontal Disease and Your Heart

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you are aware of the link between periodontal (gum) disease and several other serious health problems, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, stroke, pregnancy and birth complications, and heart disease.

Recently, famed physician Dr. Oz was on Good Morning America to discuss the link between gingivitis (another name for gum disease) and heart disease and stroke.