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Park Hills Family Dentistry / Dr. Glenn Sutherland

3140 Pimlico Pkwy #105 / Park Hills Shopping Center
Lexington, KY 40517

                         Gentle Care for the Entire Family


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Dental news

08/29/2017: Crest 3D White Whitestrips Glamorous White have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

08/29/2017: Research suggests chronic periodontitis may be associated with higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.

12/13/2016: The New York Post reports that oral health issues can indicate "serious health issues" ranging from "digestive troubles to diabetes."

12/13/2016: The US Surgeon General states the e-cigarettes are dangerous to youth and young adults.They contain harmful chemicals.

12/13/2016: A survey found 32% of adults in the U.S. skipped dental care this year due to costs.

10/04/2016: A study from Finland suggests poor oral health may adversely affect heart health

10/04/2016: Dental Asia reports that poor dental hygiene and gum disease can contribute to and worsen rheumatoid arthritis.

10/04/2016: Researchers have found potential  links between gum disease and diabetes,at-risk pregnancy,heart disease, and stroke.

09/08/2016: Studies have shown chewing sugar-free gum after meals can improve oral health.

09/08/2016: Teenagers whe are "night owls" are 4 times more likely to have decay as those who favor an early evening.

07/08/2016: The average age for an oral cancer diagnosis is 62. Oral cancer is more common in men than women.

07/08/2016: About 80% of people who are diagnosed with oral cancer use some form of tobacco.Heavy use of alcohol when combined with smoking increases the risk of developing oral cancer.

06/27/2016: ADA study found that nearly all U.S. adults value oral health,but only 37% actually visit the dentist annually.The most common reason for not visiting was cost and next was fear of the dentist.

06/27/2016: Based on lack of scientific evidence the ADA does not recommend oil pulling as a dental hygiene practice.

05/03/2017: Recent study found 30% of Americans floss daily and 33% never floss.

04/25/2016: Here are some foods and beverages that can stain teeth:Berries,coffee,tea,red wine, curry, hard candies,tomato sauce,cherry juice,soda,balsamic vinegar,beets,popsicles,sports drinks,grapes, and lemons.

04/25/2016: According to the American Dental Association chewing sugarless gum after eating helps prevent tooth decay.

04/25/2016: Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer. 1)Men twice as likely to get oral cancer. 2)Your risk for oral cancer increases after age 44. 3)Tobacco use increases your risk dramatically. 4) 7 out of 10 oral cancer patients are heavy drinkers. 5) HPV, a sexually transmitted disease is associated with some 10,000 cases of oral cancer annually. 6) People who work outside are more prone to oral cancer. 7) A diet low in fruits and vegetables may increase your chance of oral cancer.

2/22/2016: George Washington,the father of our country,had a long history of teeth problems that made the president  self-concious and reluctant to speak in public. He had many pairs of dentures made of many different materials including hippotamus ivory, but none were made out of wood.

2/18/2016: Six habits that harm your teeth. 1.Nail Biting 2.Chewing Ice Cubes 3.Constant Snacking 4.Using Teeth as Tools 5.Grinding and Clenching 6.Brushing Too Hard

2/18/2016: Popular Science reports that teeth whitening has become a $11 billion-plus national obsession.

02/18/2016: The British Dental Journal found that chewing sugarless gum can prevent tooth decay and a plethora of oral health prlblems.

12/23/2015: A new study found nearly 40% of British soccer players suffer from dental decay.In a similar study athletes in the 2012 Olympics showed similar results.

12/23/2015:Researchers from Melbourne University found that sugar-free drinks and candy can be just as harmful as their sugared counterparts to .teeth due to their acid levels.

12/23/2015: A Duke University study reports patients with diabetes lose twice as many teeth as those without the condition.

11/02/2015:Report finds smokeless tobacco kills more than 250,000 people globally each year.

11/02/2015:Researchers have linked Hookah (waterpipe smoking) to serious oral conditions.These include gum diseases,oral cancer, and esophageal cancer.

11/02/2015:Children living with smokers are morely likely to deveolp cavities.

7/24/2015: Report finds people over 55 neglect their oral health more than any other age group.According to the article,this means "simply put, many older Americans don't see the dentist as often as they should."

7/13/2015: In 2011 almost 1/2 of the deaths caused by oral cancer in adults 35 and over in the U.S. were related to cigarette smoking.

7/13/2015: One study found people with poor oral hygiene had 70% increase risk of heart disease versus people with good oral hygiene habits.

3/13/2015: Athletes who do not wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth.

3/13/2015: It is estimated 3 million teeth to be knocked out in youth sporting events this year.

3/06/2015: In New York City the Tooth Fairy average payout is $13.25 per tooth.

3/06/2015:    25% of U.S. children between 2-5 have cavities.

Beavers have protection against tooth decay built into the chemical structure of their teeth: iron.

It is estimated 10% percent of the population suffers from bruxism (grinding and or clenching of teeth).Stress is believed to play a large factor.

CDC states 20% of seniors over 65 have untreated cavities.

Foods that increase risk of staining teeth:tea,soy sauce, balsamic vinegar,curry,wine,and berries.

2015 Jeff Gordon named "Give Kids A Smile" spokesman.

www.mouthhealthy.org/en/  offers tips for dental health.

30% of children under 12 do not brush twice a day.

Did you know in 2010 only 37% of adults in the U.S. had a dental visit?The lowest percentage since 1960 when records of this first started.

Do you know anyone with xanthdontous? (zan-tho-DON-tuhs)  "yellow teeth"

Oral Cancer is on the rise in non-smoking Americans. Some warning signs are: Chronic hoarseness and sore throat - Painless difficulty in swallowing, a sensation food is catching in your throat - A unilateral earache that persists for a protracted period of time.For more information visit the website www.oralcancer.org.

Gum disease has been associated with heart attacks,diabetes,high blood pressure,dementia, some cancers.infertility,and miscarriages amongst other diseases. Any bleeding with brushing or flossing is a warning sign that oral bacteria have an "open door" to flow throughout your body and contribute to many unwanted physical conditons. Regular dental visits and home dental care may save more then just your teeth.