Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Actor David Ramsey Says: Don't Forget to Floss!
... Oral diseases such as tooth decay and periodontal disease often start when dental plaque, a bacteria-laden film that collects on teeth, is allowed to build up...

Keep Alert to These Signs of Impending Tooth Decay
...Diseases like gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or eating disorders can introduce stomach acid into the mouth that is highly erosive to tooth enamel...

Think You Have Sleep Apnea? Find Out for Sure to Get the Right Treatment
...There’s more to this condition than being grouchy the next day — the long-term effect could increase your risks for life-threatening diseases...

When Summertime Sports Lead to Dental Dilemmas
...Regular physical activity can help you maintain your optimal weight, reduce your risk for certain diseases, and even lower stress levels...

Inflammation: the Link Between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
...Recent research now seems to indicate the inflammatory responses from these two diseases may not occur in isolation...

Dental Sealants can help Prevent Tooth Decay in Children
...That's why dentists who treat young children often use a variety of preventive measures to reduce the risk of ECC and other dental diseases...

Nitrous Oxide
...If you are pregnant, have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or some other pulmonary diseases, or are taking certain drugs, it may not be right for you...

Oral Systemic Connection
...But recent scientific evidence suggests that it may have an even greater benefit to your overall health: Specifically, it could potentially reduce your risk for a number of systemic (whole-body) diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis — even premature birth...

Periodontal (Gum) Disease
...Research has suggested two plausible mechanisms for how gum disease and these other serious medical concerns could be related: moderate to severe periodontal disease increases the level of systemic (bodily) inflammation — a characteristic of all chronic inflammatory diseases...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...The acids produced by some bacteria cause tooth decay and gum disease; if left uncontrolled, this can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums, and possibly influence systemic (whole body) diseases...

Oral Cancer Screening
...Quitting smoking could prevent a large number of diseases and deaths each year...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...In fact, when it comes to detecting certain oral or systemic (whole-body) diseases, a thorough dental exam may be your first line of defense...

Gum Injuries
When dental emergencies and pain occur, our attention is often focused on diseases and injuries related to the teeth...

Aging & Dental Health
...But this rosy picture isn't free of thorns: Older adults tend to require increasingly complex dental treatments; are often more prone to contracting certain diseases; and sometimes find it challenging to keep up with daily oral health practices...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
...For example, the presence of a benign heart murmur, a pacemaker or defibrillator, and certain heart diseases or congenital defects don't automatically mean that antibiotic prophylaxis will be needed...

Diabetes & Oral Health
Diabetes is a group of chronic inflammatory diseases that affect the body's ability to process sugar...

Dry Mouth
...Some systemic (general body) diseases can cause dry mouth...

Oral Cancer
...Quitting smoking could prevent a large number of diseases and deaths each year...

Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health
...Some research has even indicated a link between periodontal (gum) diseases and other serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes...

Preventive Dentistry
... Preventive dentistry describes all the procedures used to arrest tooth decay and other diseases in the earliest stages...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...The acids produced by some bacteria cause tooth decay and gum disease; if left uncontrolled, this can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums, and possibly influence systemic (whole body) diseases...

Laser Dentistry
...These devices have been proven to help in the detection and treatment of oral diseases...

Oral Health
...At your regular exams, for example, you will be checked for any signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral infections; hard-to-reach deposits from your teeth will be cleaned; and you can get answers to any questions you have on topics ranging from oral hygiene issues to the connection between oral health and systemic diseases...

Oral Hygiene
...Several other diseases commonly affect the mouth, including periodontitis (gum disease), which, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and possibly systemic (whole-body) inflammation...

Periodontal Therapy
...Read Article The Link Between Heart & Gum Diseases Inflammation has emerged as a factor in the process of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which commonly results in heart attacks and strokes...

Technology
...In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented...

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Southard Family Dentistry

(870) 932-7000
2600 Browns Lane Jonesboro, AR 72401