Dr. Mark A. Marion

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Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

by Shearly (SU)
According to a Harvard medical study, gum disease, or periodontitis–a common, but preventable disease that destroys the gums and teeth–is linked to damaged blood vessels, and the heart as well. The same study also found that periodontitis has also been linked to pregnant women giving birth prematurely, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and a host of other medical problems, such as pneumonia.

How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth

How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth

by Shearly (SU)
Many of us do not understand the importance of brushing their toddler’s teeth, the belief that the tooth will be lost anyways make the necessary steps to do it right that much more irrational. However, brushing incorrectly could have big consequences, such as premature loss of the teeth. Premature tooth loss could affect eating habits, speech, and even the way new teeth come in. But what should you do to prevent that from happening?

Tooth Sensitivity: What Is it and How do I treat It?

Tooth Sensitivity: What Is it and How do I treat It?

by Shearly (SU)
Tooth sensitivity is definitely an annoying and debilitating problem to have. Tooth sensitivity causes sharp pain when ingesting certain foods such as oranges (due to the acidity) or ice cream (due to the cold temperature). But what causes tooth sensitivity and how do you treat it?

Snacks and Oral Wellness

Snacks and Oral Wellness

by Shearly (SU)
It is no myth that what you eat affects your overall health, and this fact is narrowed in when it comes to your oral health. Different foods affect your teeth, enamels, tissue, and glands differently. Some can help your oral health and some can really cause damage. Here are some suggestions that will improve your overall oral health:

Your Dentist Does More than Just Clean Your Teeth: Oral Cancer

Your Dentist Does More than Just Clean Your Teeth: Oral Cancer

by Shearly (SU)
Many of us fail understand the importance of twice-yearly dental checkups, because of this an increasing number of people have reduced the rates of seeing a dentist to just once a year or completely forgo these check-ups. What we don’t realize is that your dentist does more than just clean your teeth. Along with checking for problems of the bones and gums, your dentist also performs screenings for Oral Cancer.

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