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COVID-19 and Periodontal Disease – What You Should Know

There is ample research that proves patients with periodontal disease are at high risk of certain health issues, such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, low-birthweight babies, and even dementia. A new study from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) followed 568 COVID-19 patients from February 2020 to July 2020 and suggests worse outcomes for patientsRead more

Pregnancy

Caring For Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

A woman’s body experiences significant changes during pregnancy, but she probably doesn’t give much thought to what’s happening to her teeth. However, a pregnant woman’s mouth undergoes various changes due to hormonal fluctuations associated with carrying a baby. Because of this, it can lead to more cavities and other dental problems. Change Your Toothpaste –Read more

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How Teeth Change With Age

When we first start out in life, we grow a set of small baby teeth, and then as we age, we lose them to make room for our permanent teeth. But how exactly do our permanent teeth change as we age? Gravity, grinding, and tea and coffee stains all contribute to changes in our teeth.Read more

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Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

When life gets busy it can be tempting to reach for convenient processed foods that lack nutritional value. It’s easy to ignore the long-term damages of these foods when they give us seemingly harmless satisfaction in the short run.  Healthy food often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. It’s not only good for our bodies,Read more

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How Pregnancy Impacts Your Oral Health

Pregnancy can be a very exciting time in life. However, it is inevitable that your body will undergo a variety of changes. Your mouth, of all things, is one that may be affected. But this doesn’t mean there is no hope for your teeth during pregnancy. On the contrary, it is important to give extraRead more

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Communicating Your Oral Health

Communication is probably the most important quality of any relationship. Here at David McGuire, DDS, a good relationship with our patients is very important to us. We make sure that your preventative care, treatment, and procedures are thoroughly explained, so you know exactly what to expect. On the other hand, what our patients share withRead more

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Periodontal Disease – What You Need To Know

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that occurs around the teeth. It is caused by bacteria found in the plaque build-up that forms around the gum line. It starts in the gums, and if left untreated, can spread to the cementum (which covers the tooth root), the periodontal ligament, and evenRead more