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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.

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.

CoQ10, Heart Disease and Gum Disease

November 30, 2013

Some studies have shown a connection between gum disease and heart disease. It would seem that, as a patient’s case of gum disease worsens, bacteria and plaque are able to gain access to other parts of the body, possibly contributing to other health problems.

But even if there isn’t a connection, the two do have something in common—CoQ10 can be used to treat or prevent both. CoQ10 is found in the body and in commonly eaten foods. It can also be produced in a laboratory. In studies, patients with heart disease were found to be deficient in CoQ10. Through a CoQ10 supplement, though, it may be possible to reserve or outright prevent heart problems, and other kinds of problems in the body, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Angina
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Diabetes
  • Immune  deficiencies

Gum disease is another condition that CoQ10 can help with. It may be applied topically to the patient’s gum tissue or taken by mouth as a pill. Either way, patients can experience great benefits to their oral and overall health.

Do you have questions about gum disease and how it can be treated? Call Juno Beach Restorative & Aesthetic for an appointment. Dr. Keuning and Dr. Riley offer exception cosmetic and restorative care to patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, or Tequesta.

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.

Stress, Inflammation, and Your Oral Health

June 18, 2013

periodontal therapyAs we mentioned in our last post, oral and overall health are tied together in ways most patients never think about. That also extends to the topic of inflammation and stress.

As a society, we seem more stressed now than ever before. For some that’s because of finances while for others it comes from pressure of always being connected through one social media platform or another. But wherever your stress comes, it’s having an impact on your body, including your oral health.

Inflammation if part of the body’s immune response. When it works the way it should, it can be beneficial. Someone who is under a lot of stress, though, may find that his or her body can’t regulate stress properly. That’s when inflammation—which is one of the many symptoms of gum disease—can almost become like a weapon the body uses against itself. In fact, the ADG reported in 2012 that there is indeed a connection between stress and dental health, with the immune system contributing.

What does this mean for patients of Juno Beach Restorative and Aesthetic?

Just as with the hormone situation, it means that regular appointments are important. During a regular visit, Dr. Keuning or Dr. Riley will carefully examine your teeth and gums to look for signs of inflammation or decay. If anything is found, a treatment plan can be put together immediately.

Is it time to schedule your next appointment with our Juno Beach team? Call us today to reserve an appointment. We serve patients from Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Tequesta, and beyond.

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