Health and Dental Benefits

Take Advantage of Your Health and Dental Benefits Before They Expire

Brighter Smiles in Powder Springs - so maximize your health and dental benefits.The end of the year is approaching and 2016 will be here before you know it! David Buran wants to remind you to take advantage of your yearly health and dental benefits before they expire. If you have been waiting for the perfect time to follow up with any dental work, now is the perfect time.

Gum Disease and Cancer

Can Gum Disease Cause Breast Cancer?

Ask David Buran about gum disease and cancer treatments.A recent study in Sweden, evaluating over 3,000 women, showed those who had gum disease and tooth loss had a greater risk of developing breast cancer – over 11 times more likely. Gum disease has been associated with other illnesses as well, such as heart disease, stroke, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, and low-birth weight and premature babies.

Breast Cancer Treatments and Dental Hygiene

Complications that affect the mouth can develop in more than one-third of patients being treated for breast cancer. Side effects of treatment can include inflammation of the mouth (mucositis), infections, taste changes, dry mouth, mouth sores, tooth decay and gum disease.


Understanding MRONJ (BRONJ)

What is MRONJ?

MRONJ (Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw) replaces the name of the condition formerly known as BRONJ (Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw). Osteonecrosis of the jaw, or death of the jaw bone, has been associated with drugs used to prevent osteoporosis or used to treat a form of cancer. MRONJ is a side effect of bisphosphonate and antiresorptive medication therapy.