Brett Noorda DMD Blog

Ask a Dentist: Is There a Connection Between Gum Disease and Your Heart?

February 8, 2020

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An illustration showing the stages of gum diseaseHeart disease refers to a range of conditions such as high blood pressure, chest pain, stroke, heart attack and more. And while it’s the leading cause of death in both men and women, great strides have been made in understanding prevention and treatment in recent years. In fact, researchers have discovered a connection between gum disease and the heart that may surprise you. Keep reading below to learn how a dentist can keep your smile healthier and also lower your risk of heart disease at the same time.

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Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams with Dental Implants

January 7, 2020

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a woman sitting and smiling in the dentist’s chairFor months now, you’ve been hiding your smile and avoiding too many social gatherings. While you made it through the holidays without having to smile for too many photos, it’s now the new year, and you want to do something about your missing teeth. Fortunately, there is a solution that offers benefits that cannot be found with any other restorative treatment – dental implants. Offering dramatic results that will have you doing a double-take the first time you see your smile, find out more about these revolutionary restorations and how they can benefit you in 2020.

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2019 Dental Insurance — It’s Time to Use It or Lose It!

November 29, 2019

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dental patient giving thumbs upThe end of the year is quickly approaching. Before you know it, you will be putting up your new wall calendar and trying to remember to write “2020” when you have to date something. But in the remaining weeks of 2019, you may still have some things you need to do, and one of those things should be to use your dental insurance! Let’s talk about how and why you should use your 2019 coverage before it’s gone forever.

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4 Ways Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence

September 17, 2019

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You recently lost a front tooth due to an injury. You’re fine now, but you wish there weren’t a big old gap in your grin. It makes eating a bit of a pain, since you can no longer enjoy crunchy foods like you used to. Also, you now have a habit of covering your mouth with your hand whenever you laugh. If only there were a way to restore your confidence. Thankfully, you can with dental implants. These metal tooth root replacements are attached to your jaw and topped with a crown to look and feel exactly like your natural tooth. Read on to learn 4 ways they can give your self-confidence a boost.

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Which of the Two Types of Dental Implants Is Right for You?

August 9, 2019

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If you’re missing one or more teeth, chances are you’ve thought about getting dental implants – metal posts that are inserted below the gumline to perfectly mimic the root of a lost tooth. This allows them to restore your biting power and confidence a whole lot more than bridges or dentures alone ever could. You may have heard that there are two types of dental implants, but how can you decide which one is right for you? Ultimately, you’ll have to visit your implant dentist for a consultation, but we’ve created this guide to help you make that choice.

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What a Dentist Has to Say About Choosing Energy Drinks Over Water

July 3, 2019

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a couple consuming sports drinksYou’re standing in the grocery store and trying to decide which type of beverage you want to take with you on your upcoming hike this weekend. The colorful energy drink options call to you, making promises of hydration, restoring electrolytes, and quenching thirst. Contemplating your decision, you look over to the countless bottles of water, both big and small, and think about what you know about this powerful liquid. Energy drinks can be enticing, and with all the great flavors available, who wouldn’t want to guzzle down a delicious cherry concoction while hiking during the summer months? Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls that come with these types of drinks. Let a dentist share the reasons you should skip these kinds of beverages and opt for good, old fashioned water.

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A Dentist Offers 6 Tips for Top-Notch Oral Health

June 2, 2019

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person smilingYou take your oral health very seriously and, while you’re diligent about brushing and flossing, you wonder if there’s anything else you could do to protect your teeth and gums. Everyone is susceptible to developing common oral health problems like cavities, decay, and even gum disease. Plus, with recent research connecting harmful oral bacteria to serious illnesses and health conditions found throughout the body, it’s never been more important to develop the best possible oral hygiene routine. Read on for 6 of the best practices for your mouth. (more…)

The Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart: Fact or Fiction?

May 3, 2019

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man brushing teeth with electric toothbrush

Having a healthy heart involves more than exercising, eating vegetables, and avoiding stress. Believe it or not, you have to keep your mouth healthy as well! Not taking care of your teeth can cause gum disease, which affects half of all adults over the age of 30. If you gums look red or puffy or you bleed when you brush or floss, you most likely have gum disease. It might not seem like a big deal, but it can lead to heart problems down the road.

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Missing Your Back Teeth? Dental Implants Can Prevent Big Problems

April 20, 2019

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older woman smiling blue glassesIt’s not uncommon for a back tooth to be extracted when it’s impacted. If you’ve undergone such a procedure, then it’s important to take the necessary steps to replace the tooth, and dental implants provide the best way to accomplish that. As you read on, learn why this is important to have done, and discover what can happen when tooth loss is ignored.

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From Your Dentist: Include Oral Health In Your New Year’s Resolutions!

January 29, 2019

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Smiling woman in the dental chair. The new year is a clean slate to reflect on changes you’d like to make. Most people focus on their health goals, and your dentist wants to remind you that your oral health is no exception. Here are some helpful tips on making the health of your teeth and mouth a priority for 2019.

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