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Juno Beach dentists say gum disease affects overall health

June 9, 2016

Your gums and overall health affect each other. Juno Beach dentists, Dr. Greg Riley and Dr. Duane Keuning, talk about the whys and hows.What happens inside your mouth changes your systemic health.  Your skilled Juno Beach dentists, Greg Riley DMD and Duane Keuning DMD, prevent and treat gum disease to keep patients healthy and smiling. (more…)

Jupiter dentists, Greg K. Riley DMD PA and Duane E. Keuning DMD PA, craft smiles that sparkle with health

September 11, 2015

woman smiling with beautiful teeth from the Jupiter dentistsWhat could be better than a healthy smile? Most people would say “A healthy and beautiful smile.”

Doctors Greg K. Riley and Duane E. Keuning, Jupiter dentists at Juno Beach Smiles, would agree with you. So, they have developed their dental practice to craft comprehensive Jupiter smile makeovers for great oral health and good looks, too.
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Protect Your Good Oral Health with Gum Disease Therapy in Juno Beach, FL

March 16, 2015

466282655Statistics show that most Americans will suffer from some form of gum disease in their adult life. Gum disease is a pathological inflammatory condition of the gum and bone that support and surround your teeth. Since the disease can often progress without symptoms, it’s extremely important to maintain regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments to screen for gum related problems. Don’t let gum disease wreak havoc on your good dental health. Schedule a gum disease therapy appointment with Juno Beach Smiles today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley are highly qualified general dentists, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout: Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and the surrounding communities.

How Does Gum Disease Develop?

  • Gingivitis: The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by redness, swelling and bleeding of the gums after brushing or flossing. Gingivitis is caused by the buildup of harmful bacteria and plaque around the gum line. Although gingivitis is a degenerative process, it can be reversed by more effective personal oral hygiene practices and regularly attended professional dental cleanings.
  • Periodontitis: When gingivitis is left untreated, it turns into periodontitis. This advancement can occur rather rapidly. With periodontitis, deep pockets or spaces form between the teeth and gums. This can cause chronic gum tissue destruction and the eventual loosening and loss of natural teeth.

Gum Disease Treatment in Juno Beach, FL

To treat gum disease, we will first attack the root cause of the problem, the plaque on your teeth and gums. We will clean in and around the affected areas, and disinfect the areas where harmful bacteria can accumulate. This deep-cleaning process is called root planning and scaling. We will also look for other causes of plaque, like loose fillings or worn out dental crowns. If your gum disease has advanced past the point of this treatment being effective we may recommend more advance techniques including laser gum recontouring or flap surgery.

Juno Beach Gum Disease Therapy Appointments

Don’t let gum disease jeopardize your healthy smile. Schedule a gum disease therapy appointment with Juno Beach Smiles today. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley are experienced and compassionate general dentists, now delivering quality care daily throughout: Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, and the neighboring areas.

Dental Care and Eating Disorders

October 22, 2014

507399027It’s estimated that more than 10 million Americans are currently suffering from some form of eating disorder. Your dietary habits and nutrition can have dramatic affects on your oral health. Studies have shown that people with eating disorders and severely restricted diets have oral health problems caused by their eating habits. Up to 89% of bulimic patients show signs of tooth erosion and decay due to repeated regurgitation. If you are suffering from nutritional deficiencies it’s important to seek dental care immediately. Make an appointment with Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley at Juno Beach Smiles. The dentists at Juno Beach Smiles want to partner with you to create your healthiest possible smile. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley proudly serve patients throughout Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach and surrounding communities.

Eating Disorders and Dental Care Concerns

Those suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge and compulsive eating disorders may first show signs of the disorder by declining oral health. Signs that you may have dental complications related to nutritional deficiencies can include, erosive lesions on the surface of the teeth, weakened and translucent teeth, sensitivity and spontaneous tooth pain, bad breath, mouth sores and gum disease. Compulsive regurgitation can also affect the color, length and shape of the teeth. Besides the acid erosion damage from regurgitation, eating disorders also cause deficiencies in the vitamins, minerals, proteins that contribute to healthy teeth and gums.

Dental Care for Eating Disorders in Juno Beach, FL

As with any other medical condition that affects your oral health, no cosmetic dental treatment should be undergone until you have started treatment to address the eating disorder. However, treatment to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums should be started immediately. Make an appointment with Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley at Juno Beach Smiles. The dentists at Juno Beach Smiles are committed to your overall well being and proudly serve patients throughout Juno Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, North Palm Beach and surrounding cities.

What You Should Know About Diabetes and Gum Disease

July 31, 2013

diabetesAs we’ve mentioned on this blog before, gum disease doesn’t just affect your oral health—it’s also been linked to a wide array of health problems in the rest of the body, and that includes diabetes.

For a while, researchers weren’t sure what the exact nature of that relationship was, but we have a better understanding of it today. It turns out the relationship goes two ways. Gum disease raises the body’s blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of diabetic complications. Meanwhile, because of how diabetes affects blood sugar levels, diabetics have an increased risk of developing the disease in the first place.

All of which means that if you have diabetes, seeing Dr. Duane Keuning or Dr. Greg Riley twice a year for checkups is important—and not just if you have diabetes. Every patient can benefit from seeing a dentist twice a year. That’s because a majority of Americans have some form of gum disease, even if it’s very mild.

During your visit with our Juno Beach dental team, we can offer you home care tips to keep in mind, or we can put together a more advanced therapy plan if we need to. Some of the most common treatments for gum disease include scaling, root planing, antibiotics, and surgery.

Are you a diabetic with concerns about gum disease? Call Juno Beach Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry today for an appointment with Dr. Riley or Dr. Keuning. We offer effective cosmetic and restorative care to Juno Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, and Jupiter.

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