Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

After months of only handling emergencies, America’s dental offices are starting to reopen. All 50 states now allow dental providers to offer all procedures, including routine checkups and teeth cleaning, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). To combat the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, dentists and hygienists are taking many new precautions to protect patients — …

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The Lifesaving Importance of Getting Dental Care at Least Twice a Year

If you haven’t seen your dental provider lately, you’re missing out on key screenings and treatments that could help you avoid dangerous health threats, including heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, some forms of cancer and possibly even Alzheimer’s disease. All of these disorders, and many others, have been linked to poor oral health in recent studies. Here’s more …

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4 Scary Reasons to Take Your Dental Health Seriously

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which honors the work of a potentially lifesaving member of your heart-attack-and-stroke prevention team: your dental provider. Recent research links poor oral health to increased risk for many deadly disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans. Conversely, people who take excellent care of their teeth and gums …

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Healthy Gums Can Prevent a Heart Attack!

A habit that takes five minutes a day can add years to your life and lowers your risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, colds, flu and arthritis. In fact, a recent study of more than 5,600 older adults found that one of the simplest–and cheapest–keys to a long life is taking great care of your teeth with daily brushing and flossing, …

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Proof that Optimal Medical Care and Oral Wellness Can Quickly Shrink Arterial Plaque and Stabilize Cardiovascular Disease

By Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP and Bradley Bale, MD Just in time for National Gum Care Month, a new study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Archives of Medical Science, demonstrates that a comprehensive approach to heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention that includes oral wellness–our patented BaleDoneen Method–can quickly shrink the size of arterial plaque deposits by more than 50% in patients …