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Dental Care Shouldn’t Be Linked To Household Income

Dental Care Shouldn’t Be Linked To Household Income

As a family dentist in West Linn, Dr. Matt Roane remains dedicated to providing patients with the best, most affordable dental care possible. In recent years, a growing amount of research has discovered links between an individual’s oral health and a number of chronic illnesses, including stroke, diabetes, dementia and heart disease. While the links… Continue Reading

Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

Inflammation is a major problem in oral health. It’s most commonly seen in the gum tissue, or gingiva, where lack of proper hygiene leads to a buildup of bacterial colonies, called plaques. These plaques emit a caustic acid that severely irritates gum tissue and causes the swelling, redness, localized warmth, and pain, that are typical… Continue Reading

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