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Latest Posts:

Problems With Your Oral Health You Need to Treat Immediately
Posted on 4/10/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
There are many things you should do to maintain good oral health. Part of a good routine is getting checkups and professional cleanings twice a year. It is easy to schedule those things far in advance. There are other oral health issues that cannot wait. Knowing when you can wait to visit our office and when you need to see us right away is important. There are several things that can happen with your oral health that require immediate attention before something worse happens. Mouth Trauma If you have an accident that causes damage to your teeth and gums, getting immediate help is often very important. Accidents that break teeth or that damage the gums can cause many more problems if not treated. The initial treatment for an injury could make a big difference in how much it impacts...
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Diabetes
Posted on 1/11/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
Approximately 25 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and another 79 million qualify as having prediabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. While people struggling to deal with diabetes understand their condition places them at higher risk of stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure, your family dentist in Tigard wants patients to know that diabetes can also negatively affect their oral health. If you suffer from diabetes, it's critically important that you let Dr. Williams know of your condition, as the disease can have a negative impact on your oral health. Here's what every patients needs to know about how diabetes can affect their oral health. Diabetes & Your Oral Health Diabetes places a person at a higher risk of developing dental problems by...
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Study Finds Gum Disease a Problem for Hypertension Patients
Posted on 11/13/2018 by Gregory A. Williams
You don't need to be a King City dentist to know the impact our oral health has on our overall health. Over the years, a growing amount of research has found a connection between tooth decay and gum disease and a number of chronic health conditions that include heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Now a new study suggests that poor oral health may make it more difficult for patients with hypertension to properly manage their blood pressure. Among patients treated for hypertension – aka high blood pressure – those dealing with gum disease recorded average blood pressure readings 2 to 3 mmHg (milligrams of mercury) higher when compared to patients without gum disease. Patients with gum disease were also less likely to successfully control their blood pressure with...
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A Dental Crown Can Improve Your Smile
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Gregory A. Williams
If Dr. Greg Williams has recommended the placement of a dental crown, your smile probably needs a little TLC to get it looking, feeling and functioning like before. Unlike a filling, many of our patients may not fully understand the purpose of a dental crown or what the device can do to help restore their smile back to health. So you can better understand why this procedure may be right for you, here's the basics behind dental crowns. What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that Dr. Williams places over an existing tooth damaged by decay or disease to restore the tooth's size, shape and strength, while also improving its appearance. When placed and cemented into position, a crown will fully encase the visible portion of a tooth. Any part that...
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Sugar-Free Drinks Not Safer For Your Teeth
Posted on 9/9/2018 by Gregory A. Williams
By now, patients of our family dentist in Tigard, Dr. Greg Williams, know the danger diets high in sugar present to the long-term health of their teeth and gums. Plaque – a harmful bacteria that thrives in our mouths – uses the sugars we consume to produce harmful acids that slowly erode away tooth enamel. Diets high in sugar provide the ever present plaque in our mouths with ample fuel to cause lasting damage to our oral health. While sugar may pose a risk to the health of our teeth and gums, a desire to enjoy something sweet makes it hard for most people to avoid sugar entirely. For decades, sugar-free products have helped satisfy our sweet tooth without the calories or the risks of decay. But the results of a new study now call into question whether carrying a...
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All Posts:

Problems With Your Oral Health You Need to Treat Immediately
4/10/2019
Diabetes
1/11/2019
Study Finds Gum Disease a Problem for Hypertension Patients
11/13/2018
A Dental Crown Can Improve Your Smile
10/15/2018
Sugar-Free Drinks Not Safer For Your Teeth
9/9/2018
Further Research Strengthens Connection Between Gum Disease & Cancer
2/22/2018
5 Ways You May Be Unintentionally Harming Your Oral Health
10/10/2017
What To Do When You Injure Your Teeth
9/15/2017
What Constitutes a Great Looking Smile
7/12/2017
Vaccine May Lower the Risk of Oral Cancers
6/14/2017
Breaking Bad Habits That Harm Your Teeth
1/20/2017
Regular Exercise May Be the Key to Staying Mentally in Shape
12/20/2016
How to Drink Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth
11/14/2016
The CDC Says More Kids Should Get Dental Sealants
10/27/2016
An Ounce of Prevention Goes a Long Way
9/30/2016
How Brushing Can Prevent Cancer
8/22/2016
Many Patients Stressed About Dental Visits
5/25/2016
Screening For Diabetes May Happen At The Dentist
11/23/2015
Children Face Unique Oral Health Problems
5/22/2015
Wild Dentistry
4/30/2015
From Farm to Smile: Seasonal Favorites
4/28/2015
A Saccharine Scandal
3/31/2015
Oral Cancer Awareness
2/28/2015
New Possibilities for Sensitive Teeth
1/31/2015
Battling Bad Breath
1/20/2015
What is Antibiotic Prophylaxis?
1/20/2015
Regular Dental Visits Can Spot Osteoporosis
12/23/2014
What Will Be in Your Dental Stocking?
12/20/2014
Kale: Oral Health Superfood!
12/19/2014
Managing Your Monster
10/27/2014
The Healthy Side of Halloween Snacking
10/27/2014
Coffee May Prohibit Periodontal Disease
9/30/2014
Six SURPRISING Habits That Harm Your Teeth
9/26/2014
More History Through Dentistry
9/11/2014
New Study Reveals Plaque
8/25/2014
Study Shows Custom-Made Mouthguards Provide Better Protection
8/18/2014
Heavy Metals Hold Secrets
8/13/2014
How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels
7/31/2014
Dental Tips for Pediatric Patients
7/30/2014
Study Links Excessive Mouthwash Use to Oral Cancers
6/30/2014
New Laser Treatment Could Help Regrow Teeth
6/30/2014
Five Things Your Tongue Says About Your Health
5/26/2014
Your Physical and Oral Health are Connected
5/26/2014
Six Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Toothbrush
5/25/2014
Choosing The Right Toothpaste
1/30/2014
Study Reinforces the Importance of Dental Care for Seniors
11/19/2013
Common Brushing Mistakes
10/11/2013
Safe Sporting With Mouth Guards
9/9/2013
Dealing with Common Oral Health Problems
8/1/2013
Tips on Choosing the Best Toothbrush
4/23/2013
The Benefits of Implants Over Dentures
3/26/2013
Brush Better by Avoiding These Bad Habits
1/20/2013
Understanding the Causes of Sensitive Teeth
12/11/2012
Tips for Preventing Sports-Related Dental Injuries
11/26/2012
Dental Tips for Seniors
10/22/2012
Helpful Tips for Keeping Healthy Teeth and Gums
9/24/2012
Cavities Still Common in the U.S.
9/2/2012
What Every Patient Should Know About Oral Cancer
7/13/2012
How to Keep Your Children
6/22/2012
Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
4/13/2011

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