Category: Oral Systemic Health

Happy New Year

The New Year brings a fresh start and new beginnings. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? The top two resolutions for 2014 were lose weight and get organized. How many times do New Year’s resolutions include a person’s dental health? It probably wouldn’t be a stretch to say never, but with the connection between… Read more »

Oral Effects of Chemotherapy

Cancer treatments can be tough on your body. Chemotherapy consists of the application of a cocktail of very strong drugs to kill cancer cells. However, the problem with that is that the drugs do not target only bad cells. They target good ones too. This can affect all aspects of your body including your oral… Read more »

Quiz on Periodontal Disease and Overall Health

You may already know the effects of periodontal disease (AKA gum disease) on your oral health, but how much do you know about the effects of gum disease on your overall body? Test your knowledge on oral-systemic health with this quiz from your Pella dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen. Questions Q1. True or false: For healthy knees, floss… Read more »

Pella Family Dentist Says Alkaline Diet Improves Health and Reduces Gum Disease

Your body’s pH levels can affect your oral and overall health (oral-systemic health). Diabetes, strokes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and other conditions have been linked to periodontal disease (gum disease). Gum disease can be a gateway for heart disease, which tends to be a particular concern for most people, since the consequences of the… Read more »

Pella Family Dentist Discusses Diabetes and Oral Health

As November continues rolling on, the smell of oven-roasted turkeys and the sounds of holiday music will soon arrive. November also brings about American Diabetes Month. Many people remain unaware that diabetic patients experience increased oral health risks over the general population. Your Pella family dentist, Dr. Jeffrey F. Allen, discusses American Diabetes Month and… Read more »