Stress and Oral Health Can stress cause harm to your teeth? Unfortunately, the answer is yes and we know there is a dental health mental health link. Just like how stress can affect most areas of your body and your mental wellbeing, it can also impact your oral health. When your mind feels strained and … Continue reading Stress: The Mental Health Dental Health Link
It’s easy to take our natural teeth for granted. We’re born with them, and we get used to their form and function. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by age 17, 7 percent of people in the United States have lost at least one permanent tooth because of decay. So, what happens … Continue reading Tooth Replacement Options at GPS Dental: Dentures & Dental Implants
Leaving your home during COVID-19 can be concerning and unnerving. Thankfully, at GPS Dental, we’ve taken the steps and precautions needed to create a safe and sterile environment for our patients, making it safe to visit your dental office. Our infectious disease measures were put into place long ago, and since COVID-19, our safety standards … Continue reading Do You Need Your Teeth Cleaned? It’s Safe to Visit Your Dental Office
Anyone and everyone can get pneumonia. In fact, according to a study by Science Daily, over 1 million Americans are infected with pneumonia every year. Furthermore, studies have also shown that there is a link between oral health and your risk for getting pneumonia – with people who never get dental checkups having an 86 … Continue reading Is there a link between Pneumonia and Poor Oral Health?
Are dentures a tooth replacement option for you? Are you missing multiple teeth and wondering what dental option is best for you? Dentures are a wonderful option to restore your missing teeth and your smile. Dentures are dental appliances that replace missing teeth. They are placed in the mouth and secured by gum tissue and … Continue reading Is Tooth Replacement with Dentures an Option for You?
There it is. You’re walking through a store and it hits you – a bad smell. It hits you again throughout the store and you finally realize – it’s your breath. Face masks have made some of us realize that, surprise, we do indeed have bad breath. It’s an extremely common problem, with over 80 … Continue reading What is that SMELL? (YIKES, it’s my Face Mask Bad Breath!)
A dental implant can do wonders for your smile, especially if you are self-conscious about any missing teeth. Dental Implant: Overview Simply put, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into your jaw to hold an implant (replacement tooth or bridge). The implant will match the surrounding teeth and … Continue reading Dental Implant: 5 Facts About this Tooth Replacement Option
Did you know that your snoring and problems sleeping could be linked to dentistry? Sleep disturbances, such as snoring, could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, and your dentist could help. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? According to The Mayo Clinic, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep … Continue reading How GPS Can Help With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
We ALL need to visit our Dentist every 6 months!! Every person, whether you have good teeth or not, whether your gums are healthy or not, whether you build up a lot of plaque and tartar or not, whether you are the world’s best brusher and flosser, or not. That’s right, everyone needs to see the dentist every 6 months. Regular dental exams are essential for … Continue reading Dental Exams are Important for SO Many Reasons …
Healthy teeth are about more than just a pretty smile… and what does oral bacteria have to do with a pretty smile? Your oral health has a major effect on the overall health of your body, not just in your mouth. By maintaining healthy teeth and gums, you can make your body healthier from head … Continue reading Oral Bacteria: Are Healthy Teeth Just About a Pretty Smile?