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Vaping Effects on Dental Health

We have been receiving more questions about how vaping affects a person’s dental health. Vaping has been said to be better than traditional smoking because it does not produce secondhand smoke; however, it is not any better for your dental health. Vaping contains nicotine which reduces blood flow. This restriction of blood flow reduces the […]

What is Dental Erosion?

Dental erosion is caused by repeatedly exposing teeth to acid over time. You may notice changes in the appearance of your teeth and pain or sensitivity with your teeth. Common sources of acid include acidic foods or drinks, acid reflux, and vomiting. Use of a straw for beverages, rinsing your mouth with water or milk […]

Macular Degeneration Linked to Periodontitis

Many clinical studies link chronic periodontitis to various systemic disorders. A study conducted by the Dental College of Georgia that was presented at the 2018 American Association for Dental Research meeting demonstrated the link between the causative organisms for periodontitis and macular degeneration. The organisms can invade the human retinal-pigment cells and elevate macular degeneration […]