Oral Care Tips for Seniors

Due to advancements in medical technology we’re living longer than we ever have, which presents a larger elderly population. By 2030, the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older; these individuals will account for 20% of our population. While the prolongment of life is a great achievement, it also may lead to … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 3: Oral Health Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), are a group of autoimmune diseases that result in chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two main diseases identified in this group are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The resulting symptoms are painful due to chronic inflammation, eventually damaging the GI tract. Both diseases must be diagnosed by a … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 2: Psoriasis Impact on Oral Health

Psoriasis is a commonly known autoimmune diseases that affects 8 million Americans and more than 125 million individuals across the world. When skin cells reproduce too quickly as a result of the immune response this results in Psoriasis. A symptom of Psoriasis is caused by the body’s inability to shed cells as they produce, causing … Read more

Tips to keep your Teeth White this Summer

With summer right around the corner,  many people start to consider whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. This month, we’ll review some safe whitening practices as well as the options we provide to patients. Is it safe to whiten my teeth? The most common … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 1: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

This month we’re kicking off a new blog series here at Innovative Dentistry in SLU! Every other month through 2019 we will be highlighting a different autoimmune disease and the impacts it has on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are diseases that spread throughout the body and affect many different systems. These diseases … Read more

5 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

The need to have teeth extracted is usually for one of two reasons; extensive decay or bone loss resulting from periodontal disease. Nearly half of our adult population struggles with periodontal disease so it is not surprising that nearly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. About 40 million people have no natural … Read more

Real Talk: Oral Health and Methamphetamines

It’s hard to avoid the constant news about the rising rates of drug addiction in our country. It can be worse hearing the heartbreaking story of a loved one struggling with addiction. The effects of drug addiction stretch to families, communities and individuals. We have an important job as dental professionals as we are trained … Read more

The Heart of Oral Health

You’ve heard us say time and again that good oral health is linked to good overall health. Most individuals tend to treat their mouth as a separate entity from the rest of their body. When you ignore the fact that what goes on there has a large correlation to many other health issues, you are … Read more

Oral Health Resolutions You Can Keep in 2019

Time to share our favorite oral health resolutions for this year! Year after year “Health” resolutions are at the top of almost everyone’s list for areas of improvement. This New Year is no different as many of us are contemplating how we can make this year even better than the last. Most of us set … Read more