WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2013 NEW REPORTS CONFIRM PERIO-SYSTEMIC CONNECTION The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), in collaboration with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), recently published a series of consensus reports that analyze the scientific evidence linking periodontal disease, specifically periodontitis, to other systemic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Click the following link for more details.... read more »

World Health Day

April 7, 2013 is World Health Day. The theme this year is High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risk of heart and kidney disease. As many sufferers have no symptoms, it is known as the silent killer. The link for the World Health Organization provides more information.

Dr. Levine is 2/2

Dr. Levine is 2 for 2!  Alma Maters Ohio State and Albany State win their conference championships- Big Ten and America East, respectively.    

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month Start good dental health habits early in infancy by daily wiping your child’s gums with a moist cloth. Begin brushing your child’s teeth with a soft brush as soon as the teeth erupt.  Teach your child proper brushing around the age of two but continue brushing and flossing the teeth until your child has... read more »

Oral Cancer Screening

The National Cancer Institute estimated 40,000 new cases of oral cancer in the United States in 2012. (1) A report published January 7, 2013 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute noted that the rate of HPV (Human papillomavirus)-related oropharyngeal cancers is rising.(2) Oral cancer forms in tissues of the oral cavity(the mouth) or the oropharynx( the part of... read more »

Secondhand Smoke and Gum Disease

  Consumer News-Secondhand smoke and gum disease It's been clear for years that smokers have a higher risk of gum disease but now there's research showing secondhand smoke can also increase the risk. Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, using data from another study that included 2,379 nonsmokers ages 53-74, have concluded that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke... read more »

Flexible Spending Accounts

Reminder: Many Flexible Spending Account Plans allow you to use your 2012 benefits through March 2013.  We encourage you to check your individual plans and then call us to schedule your dental work for the upcoming months. Please don’t delay. Use it or lose it! ~The Blue Ribbon Dental Team  

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

November is American Diabetes Month  Facts from the American Diabetes Association: • Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. • Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. • Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we... read more »

This Holiday Season

At this special time of year, we are thankful for many things, especially the gift of your friendship. We appreciate your continuing trust and confidence in us and look forward to serving you in the years to come. Our warmest wishes for a happy Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season! Dr. Ron Levine & The Blue Ribbon Dental Team

What takes only minutes a day to keep you healthy for a lifetime?

Taking two to three minutes a day to floss, brush and rinse can help keep you healthy for a lifetime. Flossing once a day and brushing twice a day removes debris and bacterial plaque that collects in between and around teeth. Rinsing with an antibacterial rinse destroys bacteria throughout the mouth.  Bacteria in the plaque can contribute to dental decay... read more »