Is your Halloween Sweet Tooth still giving you problems??
This month we are thinking about and honoring veterans.
Trench Mouth is a condition that dates back to WWI due to lack of access to dental care while in battle.
Trench Mouth is a serious condition found mostly in teenagers and young adults. It is a progressing form of gingivitis, a severe gum infection. It is caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth as well as poor nutrition and hygiene. Certain medical conditions can also be a contributing factor.
Ignoring this condition can result in tooth loss, destruction of gum tissue, and trouble swallowing. Disease and pain can spread to cheeks, lips and the jawbone.
To prevent this condition avoid smoking, eat a healthy diet, and brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Become friends with your dentist by seeing him or her twice a year for regular cleanings and check ups. They can catch issues before they escalate into potential problems.
We honor, salute and thank the past and present men and women who have served our country.
Freedom is not Free… but with Gateway Oral Health Center, some dental exams can be.
During the whole month of November, Dr. Bryce Eagar at Gateway Oral Health Center, is offering all Veterans exams and x-rays at no cost Monday through Wednesday by appointment only. VA and DOD insurance options as well as help in applying for Dental Coverage are available.
Call 435-656-0507 today to set up your appointment !
Did you know we have a “Dental Library”
Our office Book Club has been reading some amazing books! Our current book is Beat The Heart Attack Gene, by Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, ARNP.
In it you will read about the Bale/Doneen Method for heart attack prevention. The book has given us greater knowledge and understanding of what can be done to help ensure a healthier lifestyle for many years to come, including the link between periodontal disease and heart attacks and strokes.
We currently have some other books in our “Dental Library” that are available for check out. Let us help you be proactive and preventative with your health.
No Dental Insurance? No Problem!!
Would you like the benefits of Dental Insurance without wondering if they will cover procedures?
Dr. Eagar launched a Patient Loyalty Program that allows his patients to have the ease of knowing that cleanings, exams and radiographs are covered!
The benefits of the Loyalty Program includes: No Deductibles and No Yearly Maximum Benefits… PLUS a 20% discount on all needed treatment including elective, restorative and cosmetic care.
The Loyalty Program has plans for children and adults of all ages.
Click here for more information or call for an appointment.
♦If you have gum disease, you are more likely to become diabetic and people who already are diabetic are more likely to be diagnosed with gum disease. Gum disease can make your blood sugar harder to control.
♦Pregnant women who have gum disease are more likely to have premature babies, compared to those with healthy gums.
♦Pregnant women who take care of their mouths by removing cavities and maintaining proper oral hygiene techniques are in fact less likely to pass on the cavity causing bacteria to their babies as well as help them learn proper hygiene techniques.
♦You are more likely to have a stroke or heart attack if you have gum disease.
♦Unhealthy diet choices can be a result of poor oral health, which consists of untreated tooth decay, missing teeth and gum disease. A poor diet can increase your risk for infection and illness.
Keeping your mouth healthy shouldn’t be an afterthought due to the Mouth-Body Connection!
Make an appointment to come talk to Dr. Eagar about all the connections between your oral health and your overall health.
Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
In most cases, periodontal disease does not hurt.
At your dental checkup, we will measure the space between your teeth and gums. Combined with diagnostic dental x-rays, this process will help reveal any abnormal “pockets” – an indication of areas of gum disease in need of treatment.
If periodontal disease detected early, it can often be managed with non-surgical gum therapy and maintenance visits to promote healing and prevent re-infection
If left undisturbed, the bacterial process continues its work and destroys connective tissue, and eventually bone.
When bone is destroyed, teeth start to become loose and eventually fall out.
Please ask us any questions you have about this disease.
If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don’t want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are an option for you.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
Stop by our office or our facebook page to vote on your favorite pumpkin.
Sassy the Scarecrow PumpkinPacker Pumpkin
Witchy PumpkinSquash Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Gourds! Includes Iron man Buster Pumpkin, Wolverine Days of Future Squash, Thor Gourd of Thunder, Captain America Winter Squash and the Ultimate Spider-Squash!
Great decorating team! Please vote for your favorite.