Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sleep Apnea, Snoring and Systemic Health Risks

Sleep apnea and nightly snoring is more than just an annoyance for your sleep partner, it could amount to a number of serious system health risk.  Since sleep apnea occurs as a result of a reoccurring respiratory obstruction, it means there is a lack of oxygen entering the body and subsequently feeding into the circulatory system.
When this happens, a number of serious health conditions can occur or worsen, including:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Daily Fatigue and Drowsiness
  • Liver Problems
If you suspect you or someone you care about may have sleep apnea, please contact us here at Cadena Dentistry for more information on how to protect your health.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Systemic Effects of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease can mean a number of serious issues for your oral health, including gum recession, tooth loss, hard and soft tissue damage, and more. If these weren’t enough reasons to get periodontal disease under control, this condition can also have a serious impact on your overall health.  As more and more studies are showing, that’s because the bacteria that cause periodontal disease and plaque buildup in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause the blood vessels to thicken and narrow with the same plaque buildup.
High blood pressure, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke and other serious system health issues can all be affected by periodontal disease. Besides being critically important, preventing and managing periodontal disease is very straight forward. Brushing, flossing, proper dietary choices, abstaining from tobacco and regular dental checkups are typically all it takes to maintain a disease free mouth.  We also offer a number of services for patients who may be affected by gum disease, enabling them to get it under control.
To learn more about what you can do to protect your periodontal and overall health, please contact us directly here at Cadena Dentistry.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

3M True Definition Scanner

We are always seeking new ways to improve our capabilities and provide you with a more effective dental experience. The True Definition Scanner from 3M is one of the latest diagnostic innovations that we plan to incorporate into Cadena Dentistry.
The 3M True Definition Scanner captures your oral cavity in amazing detail. With this capability, we’ll be able to examine your teeth, gums and mouth with precision accuracy and efficiency.  We’ll then be able to diagnose and plan procedures with greater certainty and in less time. The 3M True Definition Scanner will also allow us to create restoratives and prosthetics that are as close to perfect as you can get.