Tips for Keeping Teeth Healthy Longer

Thanks to advancements in medical technology, we’re living longer than we ever have. By 2030 the entire Baby Boom generation will be 65 or older, and this age group will account for 20 percent of the population. As we age, it is important to be prepared for the oral health issues that may present themselves. … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Oral Health Impact of Psoriasis

This month we’re going to focus on a more well known autoimmune disease that affects 8 million Americans and more than 125 million individuals across the world; psoriasis. Psoriasis is the result of skin cells reproducing too quickly as a result of the immune response. When the body is not able to shed these excess … Read more

Tips for Tooth Whitening

Summer is upon us and many people are starting to think about whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. We have several different options here at Ballard Dental Arts. This month we’ll focus on those options and the safety of tooth whitening. Is it safe … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

We’re kicking off a new blog series here at Ballard Dental Arts! For the rest of 2019, we will be highlighting different autoimmune diseases bimonthly and discussing their impacts on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide ranging diseases that affect many systems of the body but commonly, the diseases cause the body … Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Teeth require extraction usually for one of two reasons; either due to extensive decay or due to bone loss resulting from periodontal disease. Since nearly half of our adult population struggles with periodontal disease, it’s not surprising that nearly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Combined with the fact that about 40 … Read more

The Truth about Methamphetamines and Oral Health

This month we’re focusing on a difficult subject; drug addiction. It’s heartbreaking to hear the rising rates of drug addiction in our country and even worse to hear a loved one struggling with addiction. As dental professionals, we are trained to look for oral signs of drug abuse. While it may be a tough conversation, … Read more

The Mouth to Heart Relationship

Many people think of hearts and Valentine’s Day when you mention February. In the medical/dental world, we think about American Heart awareness month. You’ve heard us say time and again that oral health is linked to overall health. Most individuals treat their mouth separately from the rest of their body without realizing that what goes … Read more

Improve your Oral Health in 2019

Happy New Year! Each year many of us contemplate how we can make the new year better than the last. Many people have health resolutions at the top of their list for improvement. Most recurring resolutions include, exercising more, losing weight, eating more healthily and taking a more active approach to health. It’s great that … Read more