Somerset NJ Dentist Discusses The Gum Disease Infection Connection

Gum disease is more common than you may think, it has been reported that 3 out of every 4 Americans have signs of mild periodontal disease or gingivitis.

There is a lot of recent research in the area of gum disease, with particular concentration on the connection between oral inflammation, infection, and other major overall health problems.

Emerging studies link periodontal disease to other overall health problems including heart and respiratory diseases, preterm low birth weight babies, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes. (Source: American Academy of Periodontology)

Researchers have even claimed connections between gum disease and breast cancer, psoriasis, and even HPV.


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Oral Cancer & HPV

Oral cancer is one of the fastest growing types of cancer we are seeing today.

A simple and painless test performed by your Franklin Township NJ dentist annually during your regular dental check-ups can certainly help identify potential warning signs of oral cancer.

The Oral Cancer Foundation goes on to suggest that a little self-examination can go a long way in between dental visits.
 

Franklin Township NJ Dentist Offers Oral Cancer Screenings

As you’ll see and hear in the video below, according to Head & Neck Oncologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, Dr. Marshall Posner MD, there are essentially two major causes of how people get oral cancer.


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Franklin Township NJ Dentist Shares Common Root Canal Myths & Truths

In case you missed our last installment of enthralling root canal news in this post, let’s answer that question immediately.

A root canal is a dental procedure to remove the infected tooth pulp when it gets infected due to a cavity or trauma.

A root canal is a procedure done to save the damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth. (Source: Academy of General Dentistry)


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Franklin Township NJ Dentist Shares the Most Important 2 Minutes of the Day

Two measly minutes…that’s all it takes to brush your teeth.

Do it two times a day, for two minutes at a clip – along with daily flossing – and you’ll be well on your way to not only optimal oral (& overall) health, but saving money on healthcare as well!

Along with potentially saving $1000s on oral & overall healthcare, regular brushing & flossing can prevent nasty bacteria that could actually become so toxic as to enter our bloodstream & lead to all types of overall health maladies.


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Not only are they hazardous to your smile, but dental disasters are never anticipated and highly inconvenient. Yet, they can occur anywhere, anytime, and to anyone.

In the event of such emergencies, — like a crown unexpectedly falling out or the sudden onset of a severe toothache — it’s not always possible to squeeze in a short-notice appointment with your dentist.

However, taking quick action to manage the pain is urgent, and the following tips will help with that until you can schedule a proper dental visit.


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Dr. Joseph Haddad is listed at DentistDig.com