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added on: March 30, 2022
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Gum disease is one of the most common dental problems your dentist in Cedar Rapids sees every day. In fact, the CDC reports that nearly 50% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. While gum disease can certainly cause some unwanted side effects in… Read More…

added on: February 17, 2021
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The past year or so has been… interesting, to say the least. With lockdowns, working from home, schooling from home, and everything in between, it’s only normal to feel more stressed than usual. But during these times of increased stress, it’s more important than ever to take care of your… Read More…

added on: November 18, 2020
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Every time you visit your dentist in Cedar Rapids you will most likely review your health history and discuss any changes that may have happened since your last appointment. This is an important part of making sure you get the best dental care, but why? Your dentist needs to know… Read More…

added on: July 22, 2020
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If you have gum pain, swollen gums, or increased tooth sensitivity, particularly along the gum line, you may be experiencing gum recession. This oral health problem can lead to other issues down the road, including increased tooth decay, sensitive teeth, and even tooth loss. So what exactly causes receding gums,… Read More…

added on: February 13, 2020
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Every February, we celebrate Heart Health Month to raise awareness of how we can both evaluate our risk for heart disease as well as what we can do to reduce that risk. While it may seem out of character to hear your dentist in Cedar Rapids talk about heart health,… Read More…

added on: November 22, 2019

The Great American Smokeout is held every year in November, with it’s purpose being to help smokers set a day to start working towards a smoke-free life. As you probably know, quitting smoking can help you get healthier, but it can also protect your children’s health, too. The truth is,… Read More…

added on: September 14, 2016
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No matter what, dentists know when a patient hasn’t been flossing regularly. Without proper care, bacteria collects along the gum line, hardens into tartar and causes gum disease. Luckily, gum disease is preventable, and these days there’s another weapon in the fight for healthy gums. A water flosser shoots a… Read More…

added on: December 28, 2015
Gum Disease Linked to Breast Cancer - Cedar Rapids, IA - Dental Touch Associates

A new study, conducted in conjunction with the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, has found that postmenopausal women with gum disease are at a higher risk for breast cancer. The study included more than 73,700 women, none of whom had breast cancer at the outset. By its conclusion however, women… Read More…

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added on: September 28, 2015

A new study conducted at Université Laval in Canada has found that an extract from lowland blueberry bushes may be as effective in the treatment of gum disease as antibiotics. The extract, accinium angustifolium Ait., was shown to have a countering effect on Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacterium that plays a… Read More…

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