Finding a Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

New research from the Forsyth Institute shows a link between periodontal (gum) disease and the formation of amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The study provides important insight into how oral bacteria makes its way to the brain, and the role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s.

The ‘Very, Very Quiet Disease’ Lingering in Our Mouths

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of U.S. adults over the age of 30 show signs of gum disease, and nine percent have severe gum disease, known as periodontal disease.

When left untreated, gum disease can become more difficult to remedy. “Patients may eventually end up losing their teeth,” Dr. Neiva said. And some research has connected periodontal disease with other undesirable health conditions, such as dementia, diabetes and heart disease.

Here’s everything you need to know about gum disease, including its causes and early symptoms, as well as how to prevent it and what dentists can do to manage it.

It’s time to come in for a “Spring Cleaning!”

On February 17, 2023, the New York TImes published an article entitled, “What Dentists Wish You Knew.” It’s a great article on things you probably already knew, and a gentle reminder about things you may have forgotten. First rule of dental care...

Whitening Choice

We’re getting fantastic results with Pola’s Light, a new tooth bleaching system. It’s a fast, easy, and comfortable to use at-home tooth whitening kit. We have Pola’s bleaching systems for brightening your teeth– these products are for...

Steps We’re Taking

We have been getting such positive feedback on the additional steps we have taken to protect the safety and health of our patients, their families, and our dental team.

Introducing Teledentistry

We are open, by appointment only, during the coronavirus pandemic. Call or email us for a teledentistry appointment to address dental emergencies, including tooth pain and dental infections. It is clear that dental professionals need to diverge from past practices....

What To Expect When We Reopen

Here is what you may expect on your visit: social distancing through scheduling patients with sufficient time between appointments reading materials will be removed from the reception area common spaces that patients contact, such as the reception desk, door knobs,...

Dental Office Precautions

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OUR STERILIZATION PRACTICES— WE HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED A HIGH-LEVEL OF HYGIENE.
However, because Covid-19 presents an unusual health danger, we are obligated to do as much as we can to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our patients, our staff, and our community.

New York on Pause

On orders from Governor Andrew Cuomo, as a non-essential business, we must limit treatment solely to emergency care due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As of now, we are postponing elective care until we reopen for regular business.

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