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are gum disease and gingivitis the same thing?
added on: September 20, 2018
worrying woman

At our dental office in St. Joseph we’re often asked if gum disease and gingivitis are the same thing. It’s a common misconception regarding a serious disease that can have serious consequences if left untreated, and we’d like to clarify the difference. Defining Gum Disease Gum disease at its core… Read More…


oral health risks for seniors
added on: June 27, 2018
handsome older man

Our St. Joseph dental office cares for patients throughout all stages of life and understands that patients of different ages have different needs. We also want our patients to know that oral health risks change with every birthday. Today, we focus on those risks that can affect the senior population…. Read More…


how your oral health can affect your heart
added on: February 15, 2018
heart health month

February is nationally recognized as Heart Health Month. Every year the American Heart Association and medical professionals across the country join together to publicize the seriousness of heart disease and educate the population on how to reduce your risk. At our dental office in St. Joseph, we want to help… Read More…


3 oral health reasons why you shouldn’t stress out this holiday season
added on: November 28, 2017
holiday stress

We’re just beginning the month long craziness of the holiday season. Between the meal preps, travel arrangements, party planning, and everything in between, it’s only normal to feel a little more stressed than normal. It’s no secret that stress can negatively affect overall health, but the team at our St…. Read More…


receding gums: causes & treatments
added on: July 13, 2017
woman indicates gum irritation

If you’ve ever noticed gum tissue appear to creep up higher and higher over time, showing off more and more of the actual tooth, you’ve seen gum recession in action. Really slow action, but nonetheless, you’ve experienced it. Gum recession is incredibly common and can be treated. But our dental… Read More…


the oral health and heart health connection
added on: February 16, 2017
heart health

Our St. Joseph dental office’s philosophy of patient care revolves around keeping our patients healthy, and not just in their mouths. Many whole-body concerns are associated with oral health problems, including heart disease. This February, in celebration of Heart Health Month, we’d like to educate our patients on the oral… Read More…


healthier mouth, healthier you
added on: November 4, 2015
healthy mouth

We’re always talking to our patients about the importance of a proper oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting my St. Joseph dental office regularly.  But did you know these guidelines can do more than just ensure a healthy mouth? They can also provide… Read More…


identifying early symptoms of gum disease
added on: April 16, 2014

Gum disease can have a profound impact on the appearance, comfort, and health of your smile. When left untreated it can also increase risks for heart attack, stroke, and respiratory issues, as well as complications with diabetes and pregnancy. Of course, preventing gum disease with a consistent at-home oral care… Read More…

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