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Dental Emergency in Memorial? Find Out When to Seek Urgent Care

March 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgray @ 8:41 pm

a damaged toothIt can sometimes be difficult trying to determine when or if a dental emergency deserves immediate medical attention. Not every incident is as obvious as a broken or knocked-out tooth. So, when should you seek urgent care from your dentist when faced with a dental emergency in Memorial? Let us help you determine if what you’re experiencing should have you jumping in the car and on your way to the dentist office.

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A Dentist in Memorial Explains How Alcohol Increases Risk for Oral Diseases

March 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgray @ 8:10 pm

a glass of beerYou may think having a beer or a gin and tonic in the evenings is harmless, but did you know that too much alcohol consumption can put you at risk for developing oral diseases? No one likes to think about cavities, gum disease, or cancer, but if drinking alcohol is part of your normal day-to-day, you may want to swap that next beer for water. Let a dentist in Memorial explain just how alcohol can increase your chances of bacterial diseases developing in your mouth.

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Is Gum Disease the Cause of Alzheimer’s in Memorial?

February 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgray @ 6:52 pm

Brain X-rayAccording to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is expected to reach 14 million by the year 2050. Researchers have long strived to better understand this degenerative brain disease in an effort to develop a cure – and recently hit upon a surprising scientific breakthrough. New research has revealed a possible link between oral health and mental health, which could lead to new pathways to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Curious to know more about the cause of Alzheimer’s in Memorial? Keep reading below.

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Can Gum Disease in Memorial Contribute to Heart Disease?

January 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgray @ 2:38 am

woman frowning red spot on gumsGum disease in Memorial is a condition that affects over 85% of adult Americans, and, unfortunately, it is still on the rise. Given that the mouth is the window to overall wellness, can the related toxins contribute to heart disease? That question is answered as you continue reading, and you’ll also learn about ways to prevent and treat the condition.

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How to Cope with Dry Socket After Extraction in Memorial

December 16, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — drgray @ 10:11 pm

young woman hold jaw in painIf you’ve just had your wisdom teeth removed, then you can expect to experience some soreness after this procedure. For most people, the discomfort dissipates, and in a matter of a few days to a week you’re back to your old self again. However, what if the extraction site is extremely painful? In that case, you need to see your dentist immediately. You may have developed a dry socket after extraction in Memorial. Read on to learn more about this condition, what can be done and how to prevent a dry socket from happening.

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