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The Relationship Between Oral Health and Systemic Disease 

Relationship Between Oral Health and Systemic Disease

There is no question that your oral health can be linked to systemic diseases in your body. Many studies are ongoing regarding the relationship between the two, showing that researchers have been aware of the connection for a while. It makes sense when you realize that many bacteria enter through the mouth. Keeping your mouth […]

How Invisalign® Works

how invisalign works

If you are thinking about getting braces, you are probably looking at the different options that are available from traditional metal and porcelain to Invisalign’s clear aligner system. More and more, people are choosing the Invisalign® method of straightening teeth, especially adults who are seeking a discreet orthodontic treatment. But, you may be wondering how […]

Why Does My Jaw Pop?

Why Does My Jaw Pop?

If you’ve ever experienced a jaw that pops, you know how disconcerting it can be. You can hear it as well as feel it. Suffice it to say, a popping jaw that occurs with every movement when you are talking or eating is extremely annoying, if not worrisome. A popping in your jaw usually means […]

Oral Health and High Blood Pressure

oral health and high blood pressure

Is there a connection between oral health and high blood pressure? This is the focus of many studies and there does seem to be a link. Although gum disease doesn’t cause heart problems, if you have cardiovascular issues, you should definitely pay attention to your oral health. There is quite a bit of research that […]

Oral Health and Heart Disease

Oral health and heart disease

Did you know that your oral health can directly affect your heart and link to heart disease? There is evidence that shows two specific links between oral health and heart disease. The first is gum disease. If you have a moderate or advanced stage of gum disease, your risk of heart disease is significantly higher […]

Benefits of Tongue Scraping

Benefits of Tongue Scraping

Have you heard of tongue scraping? The term may be new to you, but the practice has been around for hundreds of years. What started 2,000 years ago in places like India and South America, tongue scraping came to Europe between the 15th and 19th centuries. By using a tool to scrape your tongue, you […]

How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

how often should you brush your teeth

Good dental hygiene starts with brushing your teeth. By having a daily routine of brushing and flossing you can have fewer cavities, a cleaner mouth, and better overall health in general. We have all been taught forever to brush our teeth twice a day. But, is this really true, or should we brush more often […]

What is TMJ? Five Signs You May be Suffering from It

Symptoms of TMJ

You have probably heard of TMJ but may have questions about what it is, what the symptoms are, and possible treatments for it. Our team of dental professionals at Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry are experienced with diagnosing and treating “TMJ” with many of our patients. In this article, we clarify what TMJ is,  five […]

Tips to Stop Grinding Your Teeth (and When to See a Dentist)

tips to stop grinding your teeth

When you care for your dental health, it affects your overall mental and physical health, well-being, and happiness. Finding a solution to stop grinding your teeth is an easy way your Cary or Holly Springs dentist can help you relieve stress and live a pain-free life.