September 11, 2015
What 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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October 22, 2014
It’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.
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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
- Congestive heart failure
- 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.
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