The All Smiles Blog

Diabetes can increase your risk of cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis. The higher your sugar level, the higher the bacteria in your mouth, which causes these diseases. In turn, advanced gum disease (periodontitis) can elevate your blood sugar, which makes your diabetes more difficult to regulate.  With the dangerous cycle that can occur between poor dental...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared May 31st World No Tobacco Day as an opportunity to educate the public on the far reaching damage tobacco can cause. Most people are well aware of the heart and lung problems that can be caused by tobacco, but are often misinformed about its effects on their oral...
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This is a break from our usual health topics, but we are committed to providing information that improves the quality of life of all of our readers. Due to the recession, we realize that finances are a hot topic, and many Americans are finding ways to cut spending and stretch their dollars. A simple way...
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    One of the greatest aspects of All Smiles Dental Care is our focus on teamwork and the close-knit group of staff that we have. An article by Jackie L. Sanders really summed up many of the ways that we foster an environment of teamwork and shared vision. Below are some of the ways...
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As a follow-up to our sleep article, we thought we would delve a little deeper into the growing problem of sleep apnea. Some of you may be asking: what does sleep apnea have to do with dentistry? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now recommends that a dental device be used for those with mild-moderate...
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Bad breath is one of those problems that is downright embarrassing. We try to mask it with mint, gum, or social distancing–but with raised awareness of the causes and a few simple remedies, you can banish bad breath from your mouth. Causes There are a number of possible causes for bad breath. Possibilities include: Stress...
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As discussed in Flossing 101 (March 2010), your dental health can have serious impact on your general health. This is especially important to understand in an era where  older adults are keeping their teeth much longer. Tooth and gum disease increase your risk for heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Early prevention is key, but the...
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A recent study done in Japan determined that consuming dairy products containing lactic acid (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.) can lower your risk for gum disease. The participants who consumed 55 grams or more of yogurt or lactic acid drinks a day had lower incidence of periodontal disease. The study found that eating milk and cheese...
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This past week (March 10th to be exact), Dr. Imm celebrated his birthday. We invited our guests to join in the fun as they came in for their appointments. Below are some pictures of the event. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks as we profile our team and allow you to get to...
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It is common knowledge that good dental hygiene includes brushing after every meal, but the importance of cleaning in between your teeth is often underplayed. If pressed for time, people often skip out on daily flossing, even when maintaining good brushing habits. Unfortunately, brushing does not remove bacteria from in between the teeth, and this...
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