Category: Oral Systemic Health

How is Stress Affecting Your Oral Health?

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Living in today’s environment can be undeniably stressful. The fast-paced nature of our society often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. But how is the stress and anxiety we experience affecting our oral health? Balancing work, personal relationships, and self-care can seem like an insurmountable challenge and sometimes our dental health can suffer. In today’s… Read more »

What To Know About Oral Cancer

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Some of the most common concerns that many people think of when it comes to your oral health includes complications brought on by decay or infection. While this is often the biggest threat for a number of individuals, the truth is that your oral health is impacted by such a large variety of concerns. Seeing… Read more »

Happy New Year

The New Year brings a fresh start and new beginnings. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? The top two resolutions for 2014 were lose weight and get organized. How many times do New Year’s resolutions include a person’s dental health? It probably wouldn’t be a stretch to say never, but with the connection between… Read more »

Oral Effects of Chemotherapy

Cancer treatments can be tough on your body. Chemotherapy consists of the application of a cocktail of very strong drugs to kill cancer cells. However, the problem with that is that the drugs do not target only bad cells. They target good ones too. This can affect all aspects of your body including your oral… Read more »

Quiz on Periodontal Disease and Overall Health

You may already know the effects of periodontal disease (AKA gum disease) on your oral health, but how much do you know about the effects of gum disease on your overall body? Test your knowledge on oral-systemic health with this quiz from your Pella dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen. Questions Q1. True or false: For healthy knees, floss… Read more »

Pella Family Dentist Says Alkaline Diet Improves Health and Reduces Gum Disease

Your body’s pH levels can affect your oral and overall health (oral-systemic health). Diabetes, strokes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and other conditions have been linked to periodontal disease (gum disease). Gum disease can be a gateway for heart disease, which tends to be a particular concern for most people, since the consequences of the… Read more »