New research has strengthened our understanding of the link between heart disease and periodontitis (gum disease). Visiting the dentist and dental hygienist regularly can help prevent serious systemic problems caused by poor dental health. Click here to learn more about the importance of good dental care. Periodontitis and heart disease share a common pathogen, P. ginivalis. […]
Dental Bruxism Do you ever wake up with dull headaches, vise-like pain, or stiff and/or sore jaw muscles? If so, you could have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth called bruxism. Many people are unaware they are grinding their because it frequently happens while they are asleep. However, dental professionals, like Dr. Poore and the hygienists, can […]
Your body responds to stress in many ways. Your oral health can even be affected by stress. Here are some ways stress and your oral health are related: The habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, typically while sleeping is called dental bruxism which may be caused by stress. Symptoms of bruxism include headaches, a sore jaw, […]
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) Have you ever felt a painful clicking or popping in your jaw when you talk, chew, or just open your mouth? Many people suffer from a jaw, muscle, and joint disorder known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and may not even know it. While it is not always possible to pinpoint the exact cause […]
In the video, your dental hygienist, Christine Birchfield, RDH discusses the link between your oral health and systemic diseases. Regular Prophylaxis (dental cleanings) can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss caused by dental disease. Regular cleanings can prevent the need for more costly dental treatment like fillings or crowns. During a cleaning the […]
A letter to all patients about the link between good oral hygiene and overall health. Dear Patients: I once saw a patient who left a dental infection untreated which resulted in life-threatening infections of his heart and intestines that required several surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay. He asked me to inform my patients of […]
We know that one of our patients concerns about going to the dentist is the pain often associated with it. Dr. Poore uses the CompuDent Wand system for local anesthesia which helps to remove the pain from dental injections. CompuDent is a computer controlled means of delivering local anesthesia. It maintains a steady flow of […]
We are committed to being in the forefront of technological advances are are very pleased to inform you that we use digital x-rays in our office. Some of the very significant benefits are: Periodic radiographs are an essential part of complete diagnosis and prophylaxis, and this advanced technology makes them better and quicker.