2023 May Newsletter

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Based on a new study, poor oral health may cause rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from the University of Louisville determined that poor oral health can raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis based on the presence of an enzyme that is around when a person has gum disease. Also, fatty acids from bacteria present in gum disease may cause Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS)-related lesions and tumors in the mouth. The information comes from a study by Case Western Reserve University. More reason to make an appointment for that overdue hygiene visit!

Friendly Reminder about our Appointment Policy…

We understand that everyone’s time is valued and we ask that you respect ours as well. We will make every effort to contact you to confirm your appointment. However, if your appointment remains unconfirmed within 48 hours, we may have to cancel it. We hate to do that, so please make sure to let us know if you’re still coming. If you have confirmed your appointment and do not show up for it, unfortunately you may be charged a broken appointment fee.

If you show up to an unconfirmed appointment, please understand that we may not be able to see you. We recommend confirming your appointment with us in advance. That way, we can accommodate you and make sure you get the care you need.

May We Brighten Your Smile?

It’s that time again! “It’s the May Home Whitening Special” Normally $395.00, during the month of May you can whiten and brighten your smile for only $149.00. During the entire month, all you have to do is call 908-852-8858 or email us at office@gvdental.com to schedule an appointment for whitening – just mention the May Special!

Speaking of Smiling…

Did you know? Smiling contributes to improved health by releasing oxytocin into the bloodstream. Oxytocin is a hormone known to lead to a feeling of contentment and a sense of bonding. When you smile, you activate your pleasure centers. You can literally make yourself happy by smiling. At our office we believe that a healthy, beautiful smile says a lot about a person!

Dental Fun Fact

Scientists use teeth to identify features and history specific to each person. Teeth reveal a person’s age, what they eat and drink, and even where they lived. Teeth also are used to identify specific health issues, past illnesses, and times of stress. Teeth record an individual’s personal history!

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