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Poor Oral Health Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

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At our family dentistry in McKinney, Dr. Lawrence strives to teach patients about the important impact their oral health can have on their overall health. While we’ve covered various studies in our blog that link poor oral health with a range of chronic illnesses that range from cardiovascular disease to diabetes to cancer, the simple…

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Nanoparticles the Key to Better Oral Health

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The days of your McKinney dentist recommending the best antibacterial mouthwashes and most effective toothpastes for tartar control could soon be over. The best thing to help protect the long-term health of your teeth and gums, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers, might one day soon be nanoparticles. According to a new study involving rats,…

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No Link Between Gum Disease & Arthritis

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As patients of McKinney family dentist Dr. Paul Lawrence know, individuals that suffer from gum disease and tooth decay have a significantly higher risk of developing a range of chronic illnesses. Recent studies have found compelling links between oral disease and such long-term health problems as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and cancer. While more…

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How Many People Really Floss

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While many of our patients at McKinney Smiles happily embrace their need to floss, it’s not uncommon for Dr. Lawrence and our staff of gentle dental hygienists to see the signs of a poor flossing habit when patients come to see their family dentist in McKinney. If you don’t take flossing as seriously as recommended,…

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Oral Bacteria Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

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The presence of a specific type of oral bacteria may show an increased risk for patients suffering from pancreatic cancer McKinney and enable earlier and more comprehensive treatment. This finding was the primary take away from a study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center that will be presented at the annual meeting of…

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