Could the same bacteria that causes gum disease also be a risk factor for Alzheimers in Leawood? New research indicates that this may very well be the case. If so, then breakthrough treatments for the dread condition may be just around the corner. In the meantime, practicing good dental hygiene may have bigger payoffs than just healthier teeth and gums. It might also lower your risk of developing dementia.
Dennis C. Ayer, DDS, LLC Blog
February 27, 2019
October 4, 2018
Whether your dental insurance plan is with Delta Dental, Aetna or MetLife, it’s important that you use the benefits entitled to you before the end of the year. Dental benefits typically expire annually, meaning they will not carry over into 2019. For example, if you’ve only spent $300 worth of benefits but have a $1,200 annual maximum, that’s a large chunk of change to leave on the table.
To get the most out of your dental benefits, consider the following tips from a Delta Dental dentist in Leawood.
July 10, 2018
Have you made the decision to breastfeed your child? If so, you already know about the many health benefits it has for both you and your baby, like improved immunity for them, a lower risk of breast cancer for you, and a wonderful way to bond with your child in those early stages. But is breastfeeding also related to you and your baby’s oral health? Somewhat surprisingly – yes! Many mothers don’t start asking a family dentist in Lenexa about their child’s oral health until they become toddlers, but it turns out that the foundation of good oral health starts even earlier. In this blog, you’ll learn about six ways that breastfeeding affects the oral health of both you and your child!
May 18, 2018
The month of May is dedicated to Lyme Disease awareness, which is estimated to affect at least 30,000 people each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is believed that more than 300,000 people annually are infected with the tickborne illness because most cases are not reported to the CDC. A simple tick bite can lead to a wide range of general health symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, swelling of the limbs, and a rash. Although many tend to focus on reducing symptoms and improving the quality of life for those who are infected, there is another factor that is often overlooked—dental health. Lyme disease can cause complications in your mouth. As a result, your dentist in Lenexa can play an influential role in restoring your well-being.
March 19, 2018
Unfortunately, you’ve had to visit your dentist under painful circumstances, needing dental care to correct a dental issue. Before you know it, you’ve been referred to a specialist and back again to your dentist. Although you’ve recovered your oral health, you now have a skyrocketing dental bill and you can’t help but curse the insurance companies and wonder one thing: why isn’t dental insurance covered in your other medical benefits?!
Learn more about dental insurance in Lenexa and its role with insurance companies and your health in this week’s blog post.
December 8, 2017
Ouch! Pain comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from the heartache you get when you watch a sad movie to the sting of a papercut to the agony of serious injuries. But sometimes pain assaults your mouth and the area around it. This is known as orofacial pain. What causes this condition, and is there anything you can do about it? Your dentist is here to discuss this fascinating topic.
October 29, 2017
As we age, our bodies change, and one change experienced by many women in the US is the development of osteoporosis. Research is being conducted into early indicators of this chronic illness that leads to a slow diminishment in the density of the skeletal structure. As the bone density decreases, patients can experience numerous health and mobility issues. Women are almost twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis as men. If you suffer from osteoporosis and you’ve experienced advanced tooth loss, you may think that dental implants are not an option to renew your smile, but recent studies indicate that patients with osteoporosis may have excellent implant success with proper treatment.
September 30, 2017
Have you recently learned that you have bone loss in your teeth and around your jawbone? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience bone loss as a result of periodontal disease — it’s a condition that affects almost half of the US population over the age of 35.
July 24, 2017
When you suffer from crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth, it is easy to find yourself hiding your smile. The misalignment hurts your appearance, often causing you to feel self-conscious as others judge you. However, your looks and confidence are not the only areas to suffer. Misaligned teeth also negatively impact your oral health and can lead to complications of the jaw. To improve your smile, Invisalign in Lenexa is the discreet and sophisticated treatment you need.
June 13, 2017
How often do you have headaches? If the answer to that question is “too often” then you may need to see you dentist regularly. Sounds strange, but the American Gut Project has found a link between oral bacteria and headaches, specifically migraines. Therefore, Dr. Ayer advocates biannual dental cleanings and exams not only for the sake of your smile, but also for you overall well being. Continue reading to learn about the research on this link and how your dentist in Lenexa may be able to help prevent migraine headaches.