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Dentist Discusses the Link Between Tooth Loss, Menopause and Oral Health

January 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 7:13 pm
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Menopause is known to cause hot flashes, a slower metabolism, mood changes and more. It also increases the risk of osteoporosis. But did you know that gum disease is also more common among menopausal women? Sometimes called periodontal disease, this serious condition is the #1 cause of tooth loss. Keep reading for valuable information about menopause and oral health. You’ll also learn how a dentist can restore your smile after tooth loss with outstanding options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures.


3 Ways to Protect Your Oral Health During the Holidays

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 6:37 pm
a woman eating a piece of chocolate

As you prepare for your annual holiday feast with family and friends, you might notice just how much sugar-filled goodies grace your table each year. From puddings, pies, sweet potatoes, and candies, it’s no wonder the kids have a hard time going to sleep at night. It’s also no surprise why more people ditch their oral hygiene routines and overindulge in all the sweet delicacies that come only once a year. While the holidays can bring plenty of joy, they can also wreck your teeth and gums if you’re not careful. Learn how to protect your oral health with these 3 helpful tips provided by your local dentist.


Have Your Teeth Shifted With Age? Invisalign Is a Fantastic Choice!

November 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 7:08 pm
Someone holding up a clear aligner tray

It goes without saying that everything changes with age. On top of the good things like maturity and life experience, you also have physical changes to contend with. Which includes your teeth moving! This is particularly true for adults who had braces as a teenager but didn’t wear their retainers. But even those who never had braces can experience movement, which happens slowly and gradually until one day it’s suddenly noticeable. And while it’s important for people of all ages to have a properly aligned bite and straight teeth, you don’t necessarily have to get metal braces. Instead, you can take the easier route and see a cosmetic dentist for Invisalign, which is often the perfect choice in these situations. Below, you’ll learn more about why teeth move with age and what makes Invisalign so ideal. 


Improve Your Oral Health: 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Gums in September

September 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 3:33 pm
A woman having her teeth checked at the dentist office

If you think the soft tissues of your mouth cannot be affected by decay or disease, you’re unfortunately wrong. The teeth aren’t the only parts of your smile that deserve to be healthy. Your gums are a vital aspect of your oral cavity and can easily be negatively impacted by injuries or decay caused by poor oral hygiene. Since September is National Gum Care Month, allow your dentist to explain the importance of your gums and ways you can keep them healthy and disease-free.


4 Reasons for a Smile Makeover

July 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 6:13 pm
woman smiling white teeth

Being self-conscious about your teeth can make life hard. You may be the person who never smiles in pictures. You may be the person who covers your mouth when you laugh. You may have confidence problems. This sounds like the perfect reason to get a smile makeover from your cosmetic dentist. There are multiple options to choose to get you a perfect movie star grin. Let’s look at 4 reasons for a smile makeover.


Why You Need More Than Dentures to Prevent Bone Loss

June 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:30 pm

The American College of Prosthodontists estimate that about 178 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, and roughly 40 million have lost all of their teeth. Your first thought might be that you’ll need dentures to solve this problem, but that actually might not be enough to fully maintain good oral health. Here’s what you need to know about bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing – and what the solution might be.


What are the Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea?

May 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:02 pm
Man sleeping

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects millions of Americans. While incredibly common, it’s estimated that 80% of sleep apnea cases are untreated. This disorder causes numerous symptoms, but it can also lead to serious health risks. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping or you notice loud snoring in your partner, they could have untreated sleep apnea. Keep reading to learn more about sleep apnea and what it can cause if treatment is prolonged.


Increasing Your Oral Cancer Awareness in Wakefield

April 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 6:36 pm
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How much do you know about oral cancer? Probably not as much as you know about breast, prostate, or other more well-known cancers. About 53,000 people are expected to be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2019, compared to the estimated 268,600 people who will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer. However, although not as common, oral cancer is very deadly. One person in the United States dies every hour of every day because of it. Out of the 53,000 people who will be diagnosed this year, only a little more than half will likely survive to the five-year mark. This April, which is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take the opportunity to increase your oral cancer awareness in Wakefield.


What are the Causes of Gum Recession in Wakefield?

March 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:14 pm
Woman showing red gums

Do your teeth appear longer than they once were? Your pearly whites aren’t growing, but your gums are receding. Gum recession can cause patients to lose their smile’s beautiful appearance and this problem also comes with some serious health ramifications. Thankfully, your expert dentist knows the most common causes of gum recession in Wakefield and how to keep your gums healthy.


How to Maintain Oral Health in Wakefield Over the Holidays

December 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 10:18 pm
People at holiday party.

The holiday season can bring a ton of fun and parties, but unfortunately, it can also bring cavities and tooth decay. During this time of year, sugar is at an all time high. Thankfully, there are some easy ways you can maintain oral health in Wakefield while still enjoying all of the season’s parties and festivities. Keep reading to discover some surprising tips for keeping your teeth healthy during this season of sugar.

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