Gum Disease

Can LANAP Reduce Stroke Risk?

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Researchers recently uncovered a link between strokes and gum disease. It is believed that individuals with periodontitis have an increased risk of suffering from a stroke, which is why prompt, effective LANAP® gum disease treatment is essential. The Relation Between Gum Disease and Stroke Periodontal disease can affect other parts of…

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Dental Hygiene and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to indulge and eat delicious foods. However, all that food can cause significant damage on your teeth and gum tissue, greatly increasing your odds of developing gum disease and other oral health problems. Fortunately, practicing dental hygiene take before and after the holidays can decrease that likelihood. Perform Daily Dental Hygiene…

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How to Conquer Gum Disease Once and for All

Finding out you have gum disease can be tough, but for most patients, it is relatively easy to improve. The key to improving your gum health is to partner with an experienced professional dental provider, such as Dr. Andrés R. Sánchez, a periodontist with specialized skills and knowledge treating all parts of the gums. With…

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Did You Know that Your Medication Could Damage Your Smile?

When most people are prescribed a medication, they have it filled and take it, believing that it will safeguard their overall health. Yet, some drugs have side effects that have a negative impact upon other elements of wellness. Your periodontist in Eden Prairie, MN, should go over a list of any medications that you are…

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Study Finds Link to Periodontal Disease and Stroke

Did you know that May is National Stroke Awareness Month? We’re using this occasion as a springboard to talk about the link that researchers have made between stroke and gum disease in Eden Prairie, MN. What Happens to the Mouth During Gum Disease Gum disease starts as a bacterial build-up deep in the periodontal pockets,…

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Maintain Healthy Gums in Support of Stroke Awareness Month

Gums and the heart work side by side to keep your body healthy. With May being Stroke Awareness Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on what you can do to keep your gums in good shape. After all, your heart depends on it. The Facts about Gum Disease There are three levels of gum…

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Five Ways to Avoid Gum Disease

If you have swollen, tender, and/or bleeding gums, you may be developing a condition known as gum disease. It can range from gingivitis, a beginning stage of gum disease, that makes brushing painful all the way to periodontitis that can lead to teeth falling out. No one is immune to gum disease, and knowing how…

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The Surprising Connection Between LANAP® and American Heart Month

As President Barack Obama declared in 2015, February is American Heart Month. This campaign is designed to help educate people about ways to keep one of their most important organs healthy—and it’s also a great time to learn about the potential connections between periodontitis, laser dentistry, and heart disease. Correlation and Causation Traditionally, people tend…

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How Dry Mouth and Periodontal Disease Are Intertwined

Did you know that a dry mouth can eventually lead to gum disease? This surprises many people who never considered their dry mouth a serious condition. In fact, having reduced saliva production can be a huge problem from a dental standpoint. When your mouth is dry, the moisture that naturally protects and lubricates your hard…

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Tooth Pain Explained

When your teeth begin to hurt, it is not always easy to pinpoint the exact problem. There are many different types of tooth pain, and the treatment may differ depending on what is at the root cause of the problem. If you experience any tooth discomfort that worries you, schedule an appointment to see Dr. Andrés…

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