In the last few years, it has been well documented that gum disease ( periodontal disease) effects more than just the gums. Dr. Jennifer McLeod and her team at Newberg Family Dental┬árealize that periodontal disease will give a person a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, plaque build-up in the arteries and will also make…

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Cavity prevention is a valuable exercise for any stage of life, including the golden years.┬áSeniors present some special dental challenges, including an increase in cavities. There are many reasons why senior citizens are at a greater risk of developing cavities. Medication Effects Dental Health Senior citizens often present with a laundry list of medications, some…

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