Month: September 2014

FAQs: Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes?

Gum disease is a serious dental health issue that affects millions of people in the United States. However, periodontal disease may also be linked with another common health problem: diabetes. Dr. Diep Truong discusses the possible link between diabetes and periodontal disease. She also offers tips for identifying and potentially preventing the onset of gum… Read more »

How Fad Diets Can Hurt Your Smile

When looking to lose weight, many people turn to quick fad diets. While juice cleanses and raw food diets offer quick results, they can also damage your teeth and gums. Dr. Diep Truong explains why you should be wary of any fad diets that promise quick results as these can increase your risk of cavities.

Get Ready for the State Fair

Once a month, we like to take the time to let our patients know about upcoming events in the community. For September, a big event is on the horizon. In just two weeks, you and your family can once again take in the sites and sounds of the state fair. Of course, the State Fair… Read more »

Do Our Genes Affect Our Dental Health?

While nearly anyone can suffer from a cavity, are some people genetically predisposed to developing tooth decay? The answer is surprising. Multiple dental health factors can make some portions of the population more susceptible to developing tooth decay. Dr. Diep Truong discusses how genes can affect your tooth decay risk and what you can do… Read more »