Dental Health and Overall Wellness

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by Lee Anne Austria on December 3, 2015 , Comments Off on DON’T PLAY FAVORITES xenia dentist
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DID YOU KNOW THAT HEART DISEASE AND ORAL HEALTH ARE LINKED?

There are two different connections between heart disease and your oral health:

  1. Studies have shown that people with moderate or advanced periodontal (gum) disease are more likely to have heart disease than those with healthy gums.
  2. Oral health holds clues to overall health.  Studies have shown that oral health can provide warning signs for other diseases and conditions including heart disease.

Gum disease affects 80% of American adults and often the condition goes undiagnosed.   Warning signs that you may have gum disease include:

  • Red, tender, or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
  • Gums that seem to be pulling away from your teeth
  • Chronic bad breath or a bad tasted in your mouth
  • Teeth that are loose or separating from each other

The moral of the story is this:  YOU can play a major role in preventing gum disease every day!!  The best way to be proactive in maintaining your oral and overall health is scheduling regular dental check-ups, getting professional cleanings, and regular BRUSHING AND FLOSSING!

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“HEALTHY” SWAPS THAT AREN’T-YOUR DENTIST ADVOCATES OVERALL HEALTH!

by Lee Anne Austria on March 26, 2015 , Comments Off on “HEALTHY” SWAPS THAT AREN’T-YOUR DENTIST ADVOCATES OVERALL HEALTH!

eat thisAt Brilliant Smiles, we are advocates for your overall health.  With that being said, we are always on the lookout for good recommendations to pass along to our patients!  Check out this advice from Eat This Not That, the world-wide best selling series of books that guide readers to nutritionally sound food and menu choices.  This latest list grabbed our attention because many of the substitutions which would normally be considered better choices on paper, may not actually be better for you!  Click here to see why some of those “healthy” suggestions may be misleading!

As a dentist that provides the highest quality of dental care along with top-notch customer service, we are excited to expand our focus to include overall health and wellness.  Click here to learn why!

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Smiles to go around….

by Lee Anne Austria on February 12, 2015 , Comments Off on Smiles to go around….

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Bob, another long-time patient, recently shared his thoughts about his visit to Brilliant Smiles!

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Click here to learn more about all of the services we provide including Implants, Invisalign Orthodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry!

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