News and Updates from the Dental Office of Dr. Lee Simon

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How Dental Care Affects the Whole Body

August 11th, 2020

How important is dental care for overall health? Probably more critical than you think. Many serious diseases and ailments are linked to poor dental care, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Lung and respiratory issues
  • Arthritis, lupus, and other auto-immune disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
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Help Your Kids' Smile: The Key Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry in 2020

August 6th, 2020

As a parent, you always want the best for your children. Their oral health is no exception! Having a healthy, radiant smile offers innumerable benefits, and it all begins with your child’s pediatric dental experience. 

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Is it safe to visit the dentist during the pandemic?

July 15th, 2020

Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Is it a canker sore or a cold sore?

July 7th, 2020

Doctors are still unsure why canker sores develop, but they tend to form inside the mouth. Cold sores result from a viral infection, and they are more common on or around the mouth.

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Warning signs of ALS can be found in teeth long before symptoms appear, study finds

June 3rd, 2020

New research shows that teeth can reveal what toxic metals a person was exposed to since birth — an important biomarker that links early metal exposure to the development of ALS long before symptoms appear.

 

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The Connection Between Asthma And Oral Health

May 21st, 2020

People with asthma are almost one fifth more likely to experience gum disease, a recent study in the Journal of Periodontology reveals. Roughly 235 million people around the globe experience asthma — an inflammatory disease that narrows and inflames the airways, therefore resulting in symptoms like difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightening of the chest. This condition can also cause dry mouth, which can lead to plaque buildup and gum disease. If you have asthma, it’s important to take steps to look after your dental health and keep plaque and gum disease at bay.  

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How too much fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

May 15th, 2020

Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel -- a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises.

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Coronavirus and Dental Care

May 6th, 2020

If you’re scheduled to get your teeth cleaned soon, you’ll have to wait a while. That’s because the American Dental Association (ADA) and CDC are asking all dental offices to stop non-urgent visits and surgeries. That includes routine care from your dentist and orthodontist. This hold will last several weeks, maybe longer. This will help limit the spread of coronavirus. Here’s more about what that means.

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Dental Appointments and COVID-19

April 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having wide-ranging impacts on our everyday lives, including scheduled dental and other appointments. We all need to work together to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Signs and symptoms of tooth infection spreading to the body

April 6th, 2020

Without proper treatment, tooth infections can spread to other areas of the body, and this can lead to serious and potentially life threatening complications. To reduce the risk of complications, a person should seek treatment for a tooth infection as early as possible.

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