Study Finds Gum Disease Treatments Helpful to Diabetes Patients

In our Burlingame Dental Arts blog, we have continued to highlight the surprising connections that exists between our oral and overall health. New studies continue to shine a light on how common oral health problems – such as gum disease, tooth loss and tooth decay – increase our risk for a variety of chronic health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Better Brushing Habits Could Help to Treat Lupus

You don’t need to be the best dentist in SW Portland to know that impact poor oral hygiene has on the health of our teeth and gums.

What Would Happen if You Stopped Brushing?

Unless you enjoy scheduling repeated visits to see your SW Portland dentist, brushing daily ranks as a pretty high priority if you want to help protect the long-term health of your teeth and gums.

Study Finds Adults with Diabetes Likely to Avoid Visiting the Dentist

For adults dealing with diabetes, receiving regular dental care is vital to ensure the long-term health of their teeth and gums.

Teeth Grinding 101 – What You Need to Know

As a family dentist in SW Portland, our team at Burlingame Dental Arts know from experience just how much stress our patients’ teeth receive on a daily basis.

Holiday Tips for a Healthier Smile

As a dentist in Hillsdale, our team at Burlingame Dental Arts understand that with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in full swing your oral health may take a back seat to all of the merriment.

7 Surprising Foods That Help to Fight Tooth Decay

At Burlingame Dental Arts, part of how we aspire to become the best dentist in SW Portland is by helping our patients protect their oral health at home.

Focusing on Stress Can Negatively Impact Your Health

Due to the demands many people find placed on them by work and family commitments, stress has become a daily part of the lives of millions of Americans.

How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

As an experienced provider of kids’ dental care in SW Portland, our team at Burlingame Dental Arts knows firsthand just how important a child’s early oral health is to his or her long-term development.

New Recommendations for Pediatric Dental Care

As your Burlingame family dentist, our team strives to help provide parents with the latest and most up-to-date information regarding the best practices for protecting their children’s oral health. Practicing quality oral care at a young age will help protect a child’s oral health and ensure his or her oral development progresses at the correct rate.

Treating Gum Disease at Home

Have you been avoiding group photos or scheduling meetings over the phone rather than in-person? Has brushing and flossing become uncomfortable? Is smiling the source embarrassment? If the answer to these questions is yes, is it because you’re suffering from bleeding gums?

Studies Find Link Between Gum Disease and Low-T

As we have covered in our Burlingame dentist blog, research has found significant links between periodontitis and a variety of serious health issues that include diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Additional studies have found some levels of connection between periodontitis and testosterone levels, but they have been less conclusive.

Protecting Your Teeth From Holiday Treats

With all of the holiday parties and family gatherings this time of year brings, your dentist in Burlingame-Portland understands just how difficult saying no to all those tasty treats can be. While it can certainly be difficult to just limit yourself to one or two of the treats that pop up in the office break room or that you receive as a Secret Santa gift, there are a few steps you can take to help protect your oral health from the sugar rush that comes along with the holidays.

Rheumatoid Arthritis & Gum Disease

When you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis, flossing, brushing and seeing your family dentist in SW Portland regularly all become incredibly important. Studies have shown that a strong connection exists between rheumatoid arthritis and gum disease, an inflammatory condition that can lead to the development of tooth loss and a number of chronic health condition that include heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia.

Six Missteps Parents Often Take With Children’s Teeth

We all know that helping our little ones with their oral health is key to them enjoying a happy and healthy smile. You may also be aware that regular visits, brushing and flossing, and eating well all matter when considering your kids’ oral health.

When To Drink Water

When it comes to drinking water, your SW Portland dentist at Burlingame Dental Arts knows that everyone has an opinion on what’s the right amount to drink a day.

A Harder Bite Mean A Longer Life?

Your SW Portland dentist at Burlingame Dental Arts knows of many different ways to predict the future state of a patient’s oral health, but the results of a new study suggest that your oral health may actually be able to predict a longer lifespan.

How To Enjoy Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth

To many of our patients, their cup of coffee in the morning is sacred. While your Burlingame dentist can certainly appreciate the many stimulating benefits offered by coffee, your daily cup (or three) of java also comes with an enamel staining price.

Most Kids Not Seeing A Dentist Early Enough

As a kids’ dentist in SW Portland, our staff at Burlingame Dental Arts strives to provide our youngest patients with a solid foundation for their oral health. As they grow older and begin to develop their baby and primary teeth, parents need to ensure their kids enjoy quality oral health now so they can continue to enjoy healthy teeth and gums in the future.

Poor Oral Health Linked To Throat Cancer

As your Burlingame dentist, our staff at Burlingame Dental Arts believes that every patient should know about any risks to their long-term oral health. After all, recent studies have found that individuals who suffer from poor oral health have a significantly higher risk of suffering from a variety of long-term chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia. Now a new study suggests that poor oral health could also increase an individual’s risk of throat cancer.

Fighting The Cold Season

As a Portland family dental care provider, our staff at Burlingame Dental Arts wants all of our patients to enjoy not only outstanding oral health, but great overall health as well. While the weather has continued to warm, cold and flu season is running strong through classrooms, workplaces and households.

Do You Really Need To Floss?

Our Portland cosmetic dentists at Burlingame Dental Arts get a lot of questions from patients regarding the best practices for maintaining and improving their oral health. A common question many patients ask: Why is flossing so important to my oral health?

Tooth Loss A Risk For Seniors

Maintaining our health becomes more challenging as we grow older. This is especially true when it comes to protecting our oral health.

What You Need To Know About Inflammation

When it comes to dental health, a lot has been said about inflammation and the importance of minimizing it: inflammation of the gums, or periodontitis, has been linked with systemic diseases, and ongoing research is finding more connections yearly.

Could There be a “Good” Side to Plaque?

Ha! That title got your attention, didn’t it? Well the answer is NO, plaque probably doesn’t have a kinder, gentler side– but we can learn from it! And what better way than to start creating a plaque catalog with all the different varieties available?

The Surprise Drink Your Smile Can’t Stand

A recent study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry names two drinks as the most significant contributors to dental damage: soft drinks and fruit juice.

Oral Care During Pregnancy

Burlingame Dental Arts is the number one source for family dental care Portland residents choose. Why? Well, one reason is that we consider the health of your entire family– including all the different stages of life that take place.

5 Spring Pacific Northwest Foods Not to Miss!

Portlanders celebrate the arrival of spring in our unique Portland way– by eating amazing, locally grown, seasonal food! Gone are those long, wet days. Now there is new Pacific Northwest produce, ready to be enjoyed.

Know Your Dental ABC’s

Learning games is a great way to engage kids with new ideas, facts, or skills– like the skill of maintaining lifelong oral health!

Make Oral Care a Teenage Dream

Do you have a teenager in your house? When it comes to family dentistry, your Portland dentist at Burlingame Dental Arts puts special emphasis on teenagers for good reason.

This Holiday Season, Skip the Stress

Extra sweets aren’t the only thing that has dental professionals cringing over the holiday season. Holiday stressors like travel, visitors, money, or just feeling too busy can all have a negative impact on your teeth.

Research Reveals Information on Dental Development

“Milk teeth” can tell us more about our children’s development than visits from the tooth fairy. According to new research published in November’s American Journal of Physical Anthropology, milk teeth, or primary teeth, shed light on ancient human behaviors.

Kiss and Tell– How Our Relationships Effect Our Microbiomes

According to an article published in Medical News Today, we may have more in common with our significant others than a shared love of stamp collections or silent films.

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Great Oral Health!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be close to family and friends, and to celebrate everything we’re thankful for.

Halloween and Dental Health!

Halloween is on its way! And while the festivities are certainly fun, the team at Burlingame Dental Arts often finds that we’re fielding a lot of questions from concerned parents about how to moderate the phenomenal influx of candy consumption that Halloween brings.

Your Mouth, Your Body

More and more, scientists are finding out information about the close relationship between our oral and systemic health.

Another Look at Wine

Early this year, Burlingame Dental Arts, your SW Portland kids dentists of choice, published a blog post on the antimicrobial properties of wine according to a new study finding that red wine may kill bacteria that cause cavities. Great news for wine drinkers!

Teeth You May Not Know About

So, Burlingame Dental Arts just posted about veterinary dentistry and patching panda teeth… and we got to thinking– man, there must be a lot of different kinds of teeth out there.

Study Reveals Our Microbiomes Behave Differently in Sickness and Health

Visits to Burlingame Dental Arts, your pediatric dentist in SW Portland, for teeth cleaning and other preventative care probably feels like we’re fighting bacteria.

Great Introductions: A List of Books that Launch Young Patients Towards Lifelong Oral Health

Early dental health is critical. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that dentist visits begin at the arrival of a child’s first tooth and no later than their first birthday!

Can Red Wine Fight Cavities?

Crack open your bottles of red wine at your next dinner party, as red wine can help fight cavities! Well, maybe – according to the claims of a study published last month in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Music in Dentistry Part II: Auditory Bone Conduction

You may be wondering, what the heck is auditory bone conduction, and what does hearing have to do with teeth? Those are great questions.

Beer for Better Health

OK, actually that’s just a catchy title. So far, there’s no “beer for better health” (although on these beautiful, sunny, hot Portland days you may be wishing that).

Best Ways to Improve Your Smile

At Burlingame Dental Arts, the best dentist in Southwest Portland, we understand that our patients have a lot of questions about their oral health, especially when it comes to improving their smile.

Make Your Smile Shine By Chewing Your Food

We all know it’s important to always remember to brush your teeth, but did you also know that it’s good for you to chew what you eat longer?

Cosmetic Dentistry 101

At Burlingame Dental, your choice for family dentists in SW Portland, our doctors always want to provide our patients with the best smile care possible.

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Common Toothbrushing Mistakes

Considering that most people have been brushing their teeth since they were old enough to tie their own shoes, most no longer give the habit much thought.

5 Foods That Help Improve Your Oral Health

Brushing and flossing regularly helps to maintain your oral health by removing sugars and lingering food particles from your teeth that unite with bacteria in the mouth to form plaque.

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month By Saluting Your Dental Hygienist

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and this year also marks the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 100th anniversary!

Study Finds Dental Anxiety all in the Head

At Burlingame Dental Arts, you best family dentist SW Portland has, we understand that not every patient enjoys visiting our dental office.

Dental Abscesses Can Cause Patients Serious Problems

Despite the confusion that has surrounded its release and the political hot potato it has become, the Affordable Care Act – more commonly referred to as Obama Care by the media – was designed to provide medical coverage to the millions of Americans who were either without insurance or under insured.

The World’s First Smart Toothbrush Has Arrived

Few daily habits play as vital a role in maintaining your overall health as brushing. A clingy biofilm made of lingering food particles and bacteria called plaque sticks to your teeth throughout the day, transforming the sugars and carbohydrates you consume into harmful substances that eat away at the hard outer layer of your called enamel.

10 Terrible Things that Happen When You Don’t Brush

If you’re like millions of Americans, you probably find yourself with too little time to properly take care of your oral health.

New Breakthrough Offers Potential for Combating Oral Disease

When it comes of preventing the effects of tooth decay and gum disease, researchers continue to make new breakthroughs and discoveries.

Periodontal Treatments Vital for Patient Health

A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that nearly half of all American adults over the age of 30 suffer from some degree of periodontal disease, with the disease being even more common among seniors over the age of 65.