UDistrict Smiles

We provide comprehensive care to get you onto the path of improved dental health.

Our doors are always open to new patients who are ready to receive the best in dental care. With our array of dental services, it's no surprise we are regularly expanding our family of patients. We are skilled at treating patients from all dental backgrounds and make every effort to ensure your appointment is as comfortable as possible.

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[10/14/16]   Oral Health And Overall Health: Why A Healthy Mouth Is Good For Your Body

Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older.

Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss. A healthy mouth may help you ward off medical disorders. The flip side? An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.

The case for good oral hygiene keeps getting stronger. Understand the importance of oral health — and its connection to your overall health.

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Smoking has jumped on the digital wagon by introducing electronic cigarettes. But aren't they just glamorized versions of regular cigarettes, with the aim to hook more people on electronic cigarettes? Does it pose the same oral health risks as conventional cigarettes?

How Does It Work?

Electronic or smokeless cigarettes are powered by battery. Its intricate mechanism is comprised of a heating component and a cartridge where nicotine and other flavorings are lodged. Rather than the conventional combustion system of analog cigarettes that involves tobacco, fire, and the emission of harmful chemicals, e-cigs automatically converts nicotine into vapor. The extenuated term used for the use of e-cig is called “vaping”.

E-Cig: Safer Than Analog Cigarette?

Since its market launch in 2007, the popularity of e-cigarette have risen dramatically. Smokers who feel ostracized by others find solace in the viability of this electronic option. E-cigarettes don’t emit noxious fumes, which puts the smoker and bystanders alike at risk of developing serious health problems. But the big question is, are they safer?

Almost any kiosk is American malls peddle electronic cigarettes and salespersons claim that these gizmos are not as dangerous to one’s health as the conventional kind. It may be true that doesn't cause any bad breath, plaque calcification, and teeth discoloration, but the hard fact is that e-cigs, like its traditional predecessor, can cause periodontal diseases as a result of nicotine ingestion.

Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor compound, which means that it has the tendency to stimulate the contraction of the muscular wall of the blood vessels, resulting in reduced blood flow. Based on research, the extended decrease of nutrient and oxygen supply to the gum increases the probability of periodontal disease development. Restriction of blood flow also affects the mouths natural inhibitory function of cleaning and fighting bacteria, as well as reduces the body’s innate ability to heal and generate new cells.

Such destructive effect is also a well-documented fact of analog cigarette smoking. Periodontal diseases, if untreated, can lead to tooth loss and even other serious health complications.

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Persistent bad breath
Inflamed or bleeding gums
Redness, tenderness, or swelling of gums
Loose or wobbly teeth
Gum recession
Tooth loss
The manufacturers and retailers of e-cigarettes claim that the product is a cleaner and healthier therapeutic alternative to help smokers kick the habit. In the absence of any proven scientific study to back this contention, it is always ideal to avoid smoking or vaping altogether, and just stick with FDA-approved anti-smoking strategies. Regardless of whether it poses less harmful effects to one’s health than conventional cigarettes, experts concur that they are by no means any safer. Nicotine inhalation puts the dental health and overall well-being of a person at risk.

If you have any inquiry about how e-cigarette can specifically affect your gums, teeth, and that beautiful smile, consult your dentist right away. Your trusted professional will be your partner in making sound and informed dental decision.

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[10/22/14]   Dental Fact
Did you know that the average American eats about 147 pounds of sugars a year? It's not surprising that the average 17-year-old in this country has more than three decayed teeth!

Five Facts about Gum Disease - Sal S. Aragona DDS


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Seattle, WA

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