We’ve talked about it before: Gum disease is an epidemic and it’s hurting more than our mouths. Untreated gum disease has now been shown to cause heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, and many other serious health complications. So why does it seem like nobody’s doing anything about it? Well, if you
Have you had a root canal procedure? You’re not alone. Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures. Nearly 15 million root canals are performed every year in the United States alone. That’s not a good thing! In today’s post we’re going to talk about a subject I’m passionate about: root canal toxicity.
You are young. You drink in moderation. You don’t smoke or chew tobacco. So there’s no need to worry about oral cancer, right? Think again! That’s why throughout the month of April, Blodgett Dental Care will be taking part in Oral Cancer Awareness month. We want to raise awareness and clear up the confusion
Painful dental treatments and lengthy procedures should be a thing of the past. Dentistry is healthier, safer, and more effective than ever before. From laser-assisted gum disease treatments and the Perio-Protect system to zirconia dental implants and pinhole gum rejuvenation – there’s more reason than ever to seek a progressive and holistic periodontal dentist like
If you’re a frequent visitor to our website or dental office, then you’ve heard us say it before: Your mouth is a window to your overall health. The reason we continue to bring this up is because so many people view issues like cavities or gum disease as ailments relating only to the mouth. This
What is Dental Ozone? Kelly J. Blodgett, DMD is always seeking out new ways to offer his patients the best holistic and preventive dental treatments in Portland. Recently, his commitment to lifelong learning and study has led him to discover a powerful new treatment option: Dental Ozone. Dental Ozone is: Completely natural Biocompatible Non-toxic A
Eating a rich diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and quality sources of protein is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But have you ever stopped to think about the effect your diet has on your teeth and gums? In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some foods that are great (and not so
Good dental health is incredibly important during pregnancy. It helps ensure both you and your baby stay safe and healthy. However, an often overlooked aspect of oral health during pregnancy is the mercury inside your silver fillings. The fact is, mercury is toxic to women and their babies– both inside and outside of the womb.
Are you suffering from chronic headaches? Have you looked into traditional diagnoses and come up with nothing? The answer could be in your bite! Headaches are often caused by dental bite issues (how your teeth come together) that need to be managed at the source. In this month's post, we’ll go over what causes headaches,
Your dental insurance company has never met you. So why do you value their opinion? I remember as a child going to the dentist religiously once every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Every time I would go in to see the hygienist, (Laurie was her name, and I think she may have been