DURING PREGNANCY EVERY ASPECT OF A MOTHER’S HEALTH is given extra attention, and your teeth and gums are no different. Links have been found between gum disease and premature babies. In addition, pregnant women often have other oral health issues of their own to consider during those important nine months.
If YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE THE REST OF US, you understand how important it is to take care of your heart, right? Of course! I bet you didn’t know that your lowly little toothbrush is just as good at fighting off heart disease as your gym membership. It’s true! According to Dr. Brei, “Many recent studies have connected heart disease directly to gum disease and other oral health issues.
DUE TO COMMON THINGS LIKE WEAR AND TEAR, TRAUMA, AND DISEASE, some of us are unlucky enough to experience permanent tooth loss. No matter who you are, tooth loss leads to oral discomfort and a lack of confidence, and Dr. Brei is doing his best to prevent it everyday. Unfortunately, it cannot always be avoided, BUT—there is another solution!
WITH HOW SIGNIFICANT THE NUMBERS ARE FOR ORAL CANCER, we feel it deserves much more attention than people seem to give it. Over 35,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. The biggest problem is that while early detection boosts the survival rate to 80–90%, many times the diagnoses doesn’t happen until the cancer has progressed into much later stages.
FLOSSING ALWAYS SOUNDS SO EASY… So why is it that some of us seem to have such a hard time getting it done? For something as seemingly simple as a piece of string in a plastic container, why are there so many types? Waxed or unwaxed, mint or cinnamon flavored, flattened or round. Is it better to wrap it around your fingers or use a wand to hold it? When is the best time to floss?
WHILE BOTTLED WATER CONSUMPTION HAS INCREASED, many believe the similar rise in cavities (especially in children) is more than just coincidence. There are a number of factors that play into this discussion—including the community in which you live. Some communities have fluoride in their water, while others promote floride supplements for children at certain ages.
FOR OUR GREAT, GREAT GRANDPARENTS, the chance was SO slim that they could keep their natural teeth over their entire lifetimes. But today, wonderful technologies and advanced materials, coupled with the artistic vision and the extensive training of Dr. Brei, means there’s a greatly increased likelihood that YOU will keep YOUR smile for life!