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Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

Posted October 13th, 2019

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly

Biofilm: The Most Important Film of the Year

Posted September 27th, 2019

Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well

The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

Posted September 13th, 2019

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have crossbite. St. Augustine dentists Dr. Jeremy Gordon and Dr.  Sarah Hutson explain of Gordon Dental Associates explain more about this condition, its effects and what

Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay

Posted August 27th, 2019

A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice-annual visit to Gordon Dental Associates. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded

Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Posted August 13th, 2019

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Posted July 27th, 2019

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to

Types for All Stripes: Teeth Whitening

Posted July 13th, 2019

Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wishlist – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Posted June 27th, 2019

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common,

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance?

Posted June 13th, 2019

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance

Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

Posted May 27th, 2019

Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry