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Five Diseases Linked to Poor Oral Health

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At our downtown Portland dental office, Dr. Bajuscak often sees patients not giving their oral health the same emphasis as other important lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise. Often when people talk about getting healthier, they don’t think about how their oral health impacts their overall health. For a patient that wants to improve…

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5 Causes of Tooth Decay For Those Who Brush and Floss

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So you have a great daily tooth brushing regimen that keeps your teeth looking their best. You avoid drinking soda and limit the amount of sugar you consume as part of your diet. Best of all, you make regularly scheduled visits to see your downtown Portland dentist, Dr. Jason Bajuscak. So why do you still…

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Gum Disease Linked to Stomach Cancer

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As regular readers of our City Dental blog know, there exists a growing amount of research that suggests our oral health has a significant impact on our overall health. From heart disease and stroke to diabetes and dementia, studies have found that individuals who suffer from tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss have an…

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Our Teeth May Hold the Key to Diagnosing Disorders

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Dentists may soon play a key role in the detection of a variety of diseases, including Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) and anorexia nervosa, according to a new study from researchers at King’s College London. The results of the study, which were recently published in the British Dental Journal, discovered that many of the medical conditions…

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Understanding the Connection Between Gum Disease & RA

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Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis both fall into the category of being chronic inflammatory diseases, but they also share a number of other similarities. This then asks the question of whether a causative relationship exists between these two diseases. While this may seem academic to many patients at our downtown Portland dentist office, understanding whether a…

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How Seltzers and Sparkling Waters Affect Teeth

As drinks like Perrier, Pellegrino, and LaCroix rise in popularity (in fact, sales have doubled over the last five+ years), many want to know: do these fizzy drinks really wear down tooth enamel? Are seltzers and club soda really bad for your teeth? Well, as with most health related items, it depends. Read on to…

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The Many Healthy Benefits of Strawberries

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As the weather continues to warm, signaling summer’s fast approach, it’s hard not to think of the fresh, sweet taste of Oregon strawberries. These precious ruby-colored gems add the unmistakable taste of summer to any meal, and are a favorite around our Portland City Dental office. But there’s more to love about strawberries than just…

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Further Evidence Links Diabetes with Gum Disease

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For regular readers of our Portland City Dental blog, you know the connection that exists between our oral and overall health. In recent years, a number of studies have found significant links between poor oral health and a range of chronic health conditions that include cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. Now another study has…

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New Dental Implant Breakthrough on the Horizion

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From our City Center dental Portland practice to the research labs of the leading oral health experts, the quest to find surfaces capable of preventing the growth of harmful oral bacteria promises to be one of the biggest breakthroughs in dentistry. Preventing bacterial growth is particularly important when it comes to dental implants, many of…

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Yes, You Still Need To Floss

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When the Associated Press released its finding that called into questions whether flossing at all necessary or even effective, you could practically hear the cheers from people across the country at our downtown Portland dental office. Finally, proof that flossing was always just a cruel trick the dental community has played on patients to make…

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