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Is There a Link Between Periodontal Disease & Heart Health?

February 13, 2018

Doctor holding a small red heart toySimply put – yes there is. Actually, periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to numerous chronic and systemic illnesses, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pre-term childbirth, and yes, heart disease. It’s important to understand that, in the early stages called gingivitis, gum disease is difficult to detect, but it’s always best to receive treatment at this point when your periodontal disease is most treatable. As gum disease advances to the periodontitis stage, it becomes more difficult to treat, and can lead to serious health complications. How can you make sure to keep your gums healthy? It’s simple. Find a San Marcos dentist you trust and feel comfortable with, and make sure you visit them at least twice a year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. In this post, we’ll talk a little more about the link between gum disease and heart health and tell you more about how visiting a San Marcos dentist regularly can help you avoid oral and whole body health concerns. February is heart health month, and your San Marcos dentist wants to help you keep your smile and heart healthy this month – and the rest of the year.
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Treating Sleep Apnea in San Marcos

July 20, 2016

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sleep apneaImagine yourself sound asleep. Suddenly you hear a low rumbling sound coming from the other side of the bed. Gradually, the sound gets louder and louder until you just can’t take it anymore. “Stop snoring!” This routine happens night after night for some people who sleep with snorers. But as if the snoring weren’t bad enough, that disturbing sound may indicate a serious condition called sleep apnea. At San Marcos Gentle Dental, Dr. Donnelly treats sleep apnea and snoring with a snore guard called the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP).

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What Are My Tooth Replacement Options?

May 30, 2016

dental bridge in san marcosHave you lost some of your teeth? Or are you on the brink of needing your first tooth replacement device? If so, it’s important that you educate yourself on your options. Dental implants, dentures, and the dental bridge in San Marcos are all effective methods for replacing several missing teeth. Keep reading to learn more about each option from the experts at San Marcos Gentle Dental!

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Don’t fear root canal therapy from your San Marcos dentist

April 25, 2016

Suffering with an abscess? Don’t worry. Dr. J. Robert Donnelly of San Marcos Gentle Dental performs painless root canals, saving teeth for years of service.

A super-sensitive tooth or pain and swelling at the gumline could mean dental abscess or dying tooth pulp. A great alternative to tooth extraction is root canal therapy. Also called endodontic therapy or simply, “ a root canal,” this restorative dental service removes diseased inner pulp and preserves hard tooth structure. Dr. J. Robert Connelly DDS, root canal dentist, expertly performs endodontic therapy to restore health and appearance to smiles in the San Marcos area. (more…)

Keeping Your Oral Health in Great Shape Is Important No Matter What Your Age

September 8, 2015

Maintaining good oral health is important for all ages.Your oral health is very important. Your teeth are one of the first things that anyone notices as soon as you meet them. Our eyes like to wander when we meet someone new, and we naturally like to look at what another person has going on. An unsightly smile or a mouth that has seen better days can leave a bad first impression. It’s a tough job market out there – do you think a less-than-stellar smile is going to get you a job? Most likely not. There are many reasons for why keeping your oral health in fantastic shape is important whether you’re 9 or 90.

Our San Marcos, TX office wants you to know that practicing good dental hygiene habits can help you maintain fantastic oral health. By coming in for regular checkups and cleanings, you’re already doing your mouth a huge favor. Dr. Donnelly and Dr. Wang are the San Marcos dentists that you can bring your family to see to keep their oral health firing on all cylinders. We want nothing more than your family to live your lives free of dental disease and show off a beautiful smile. We house the dentists Wimberley, San Marcos and New Braunfels residents trust.
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