March 23, 2017
If you have recently made the commitment to improve your health by losing weight, you have made an excellent choice. A healthy weight significantly reduces your risk for serious health complications, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Did you know that losing weight is also great for your dental health? Obesity has a direct impact on your teeth and gums. By losing weight, you are reducing your risk for dental health complications, like periodontal disease. As your dentist in Plano, Dr. Anita Naik Madhav is committed to helping you achieve superior oral and overall health during your weight loss journey.
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November 21, 2016
Dentists are people, too. Believe it or not, there are nights when we are so tired, we’d like nothing better than to just get into bed… without brushing and flossing our teeth. Of course, we never do that because we’ve seen the consequences to patients’ smiles when they skip oral hygiene care at home. In Plano, dental cleaning is imperative in the morning and even more so at night in order to remove the particles of food that bacteria might feed on.
When you sleep at night, you rarely swallow. This is because saliva production decreases during sleep. But because you’re not swallowing, the number of bacteria in your mouth increases. Nighttime oral care helps to eliminate the bits of food that get left behind throughout the day that bacteria can feast on during the night. Your nightly oral hygiene routine should include brushing, flossing and an antiseptic mouth rinse. Continue reading to find out how you can best perform each of these important steps.
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July 20, 2016
In the United States, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Research has found that there is a link between oral health and the likelihood of being diagnosed with breast cancer. The Journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment surveyed 3,000 people and found that among those with chronic periodontal disease there was a higher incidence of breast cancer. Therefore, seeing Dr. Madhav, your dentist in Plano, is important for helping to prevent this disease and for making sure teeth and gums remain healthy if you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation for breast cancer.
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December 14, 2015
We know this is “the most wonderful time of year,” but let’s be honest—it can also be the most stressful time of year, too. Just thinking about everything you need to do can be stressful! There are all the gifts you need to buy, the parties to plan and attend, grocery shopping and meal planning for your holiday dinner—and all of that is on top of your normal routine that may include work, school, kids, carpool, and so on and so forth. All of that stress can manifest itself in physical reactions within your body. One of the more common reactions is when we clench or grind our teeth. Anyone can experience occasional grinding and clenching, also called bruxism. Problems arise, however, when bruxism becomes a habit. In that case, you may need treatment in order to protect your teeth and eliminate the jaw discomfort that may develop as a result. Dr. Madhav is the dentist Plano, TX, residents turn to for relief.
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