High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

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Does Gum Disease Increase Prostate Symptoms?
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Joseph Everett, DDS
When you hear the word gum disease, you may assume that the issues with that are all in the mouth. While gum disease does impact your oral health, that does not mean it does not affect your overall health. Gum disease can create many other issues in the body, including heart problems, circulation issues and even problems with your prostate. Understanding these things can lead many people taking steps to manage the issue of gum disease. Problems with the ProstateMany people assume that problems with the prostate only happen when they get older. Prostate cancer and an enlarged prostate are two things that concern people. Another issue that can happen to people of any age is inflammation of the prostate. When this occurs, it is harder to urinate. Prostatitis is the condition of an inflamed prostate. There are several causes for this condition. One of the possible causes is gum disease. Connecting Gum DiseaseGum disease causes inflammation of the gums, but it is not limited to that. It can also create inflammation in other parts of the body. The bacteria that cause gum disease can spread to other parts of the body and they can cause those parts to suffer from inflammation. If this happens in the prostate, inflammation is often a result. Treating the gum disease can reduce the inflammation of the prostate. Treating the gum disease reduces the inflammation causing bacteria and can help reduce the problems the body is having, including with the prostate. Many health professionals are recommending the treatment of gum disease to people suffering from issues with their prostate. The body is a complex machine. All the parts of the body need to work together to remain healthy. It is not hard to see that treating gum disease will help with prostate issues and others. Take the time to contact our offices to schedule an appointment with one of our dental health professionals to learn more about how your oral health impacts your body....

Warning Signs of Peri-implantitis
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Joseph Everett, DDS
Peri-implantitis can occur when the soft and hard tissue surrounding an implant becomes infected and you will need to give us a call if you suspect that is the case. But what are the warning signs of peri-implantitis? As with any other infection, your body will display some signs that there is a problem, but sometimes there are no symptoms that can be immediately recognized. This is what you should watch out for: Risk Factors for Peri-implantitisIn addition to the warning signs mentioned, there are other habits and conditions that can contribute to peri-implantitis. How is Peri-implantitis Diagnosed?One of our periodontists will gently probe around the affected to determine if an infection is present. X-rays will be needed to see exactly what is going on in that area and a treatment will be determined depending on your individual case. While there are several risk factors and reasons for peri-implantitis, there can also be mistakes that happened during the procedure if it was done by an inexperienced person. For example, if cement was left behind, this can cause an irritation or inflammation of the gums, which can also be determined during the diagnosis. If you have any warning signs of peri-implantitis please don't hesitate to call immediately....

Does Your Toothbrush Need to Be Held in a Specific Manner for Healthy Gums?
Posted on 9/30/2018 by Joseph Everett, DDS
It is common knowledge that one of the keys to good oral health is brushing of the teeth. It is not enough to go through the motions of brushing the teeth. If you want all the benefits of tooth brushing, you need to make sure you do it right. That means using a good toothbrush with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day. It also means holding the brush the right way and actually brushing the teeth properly. Without knowing how to do this, your teeth and gums may suffer. The Common Grip The most common way that people hold their toothbrush is by picking it up and holding it between their thumb and fingers. Most people prefer to hold on tight thinking that will keep the toothbrush form moving around too much. While this is a common way to hold the brush, it is not the right way. How to Do It? The right way to hold the toothbrush is similar to how you hold a pencil. When you hold it between your fingers like a pencil, you have better control of the angle and force you use with the toothbrush. It is also important to think about how you hold the brush to reach different areas. It might seem like a lot of work to think about the angle of the brush and how you hold it. When done right, the toothbrush can remove more of the food particles and bacteria that are on the teeth and stuck in the teeth. How you hold and use the toothbrush is as important as using it every day. If you want to learn more about the right techniques for brushing and how to get the best oral care, contact our offices to talk to one of our health professionals....

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