We’d like to take a moment to welcome Grant King, DDS, MDS to the Periodontal Associates of Memphis team! We’re very excited to have him join us in continuing our tradition of providing our patients with high-quality periodontal care. Dr. King graduated with honors from Clemson University in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology. […]
We all know dental health is important to our overall health as adults, but what about children?
Oral health is also very important in children and starting healthy habits at an early age can make all the difference!
In parts one and two of blog series on Dry Mouth, we discussed what dry mouth was, and some of the causes. At Periodontal Associates of Memphis, we want to help inform the residents of Memphis about their oral health. Now let’s take a look at some tips on treatments to help alleviate the […]
Conditions like dry mouth can be the result of underlying health issues. It is important to know what causes this condition so it can be treated appropriately. At (Periodontal Associates of Memphis, we know that your oral health is imperative to your overall health. What Causes Dry Mouth? Dry mouth is the result of low or […]
Do you wake up with a headache or sore jaw? Are your teeth sensitive to heat or cold? You may be grinding while you sleep!
Here are some tips to help with this medical issue, often referred to as bruxism.
It keeps your spouse, the kids and even the dog, up at night and can be pretty embarrassing when you are staying with friends and family, but is snoring anything more than just an annoyance? It could be.
People who snore have a 40% greater risk of dying earlier than their peers. Snoring can actually be the warning sign to a much greater health issue. Sleep apnea, often characterized by loud snoring, is a serious disorder which affects your breathing while you are asleep.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is dangerous for your oral health as well as your overall health. While many people are aware of the dangers of gum disease, not many know of how threatening it is to your oral health. The most common forms of gum disease, gingivitis (red, bleeding, and/or puffy gums) […]
This summer our office added the “My Perio Path” test from Oral DNA Labs to our tool kit for improving our ability to diagnose and treat periodontal diseases. Oral DNA also offers “My Perio ID PST” for genetic testing of the patient’s risk for periodontal disease, as well as “ORARISK HPV’ testing to detect the […]
A recent survey by a dental statistics company investigated if emergencies increased during the recession. They found as a result of the recession — and people deferring treatment for economic reasons almost two-thirds of dentists say they’ve seen an increase in emergency calls from existing or new patients. In the current economy, the survey found […]
Clinical Update Once-Yearly 5 Milligram Zoledronic Acid Intravenous Infusion (Reclast®) for Osteoporosis is Most Likely Not Associated With Osteonecrosis of the Jaw. Zoledronic acid is a bisphosphonate used as an intravenous infusion in certain cancer patients, to prevent hypercalcemia from malignancy. It is also used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in selected patient populations. Zoledronic […]