Hart Orthodontics

Dr. Patrick Hart
Dr. P. Sheamus Hart

Phone 703-491-4278
Office 12600 Lakeridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Archive for November, 2011

Your oral health and overall health

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Don’t put off your next visit to Hart Orthodontics any longer! Over the years, oral health issues have been increasingly linked to other health concerns, such as heart disease. Cardiovascular disease remains American’s number one killer, claiming more lives than any other cause of death, according to the American Heart Association. Believe it or not, an estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of gum disease. Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care, both at home and by visiting the dentist.

Studies are also beginning to suggest that patients, especially those with periodontal disease, are believed to have an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke. Since most patients are not regularly visiting a heart specialist, their regular visits to Hart Orthodontics can help detect early warning signs of heart issues, prevent gum disease or at least catch it in its early stages.

Additionally, if it’s awhile since your last checkup at our Woolbridge office, please give us a call!

Happy Thanksgiving from Hart Orthodontics!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Dr. Hart and team would like to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. It’s a big food holiday, so be careful what you eat!

If you have any stories or pictures to share with us, we’d encourage you to post them to our Facebook page or call our office and ask how.

Gobble Gobble!

What are your November plans?

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Believe it or not, we’re almost in full holiday mode! But before you go celebrating, Dr. Patrick Hart and our team at Hart Orhtodontics want to know: What are your plans for November? Do you have plans for Thanksgiving? Are you planning a winter vacation? If so, we’d love to hear all about it!

You may share your stories with us below, or by posting on our Facebook page!

–The team at Hart Orthodontics

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

At Hart Orthodontics, our team knows the way you care for your teeth at home doesn’t just affect your oral health – it can impact your overall health as well. In recent years, researchers have found clear links between the mouth and other parts of the body, and the evidence is especially impactful for people with diabetes.

November marks Diabetes Awareness Month, and a great time to learn about how keeping your mouth healthy is vital to your overall health, too. If you are one of the nearly 26 million Americans currently living with diabetes, there is some good news: you can protect your gums and teeth from the effects of diabetes by visiting our Woodbridge office for regular check-ups and cleanings. Most people should have at least two dental appointments per year, but those folks living with diabetes may require additional visits to make sure their dental health remains in top shape. Many insurance plans provide expanded benefits for diabetic patients. Dr. Patrick Hart and our experts can tell you how often you need to come in for your dental visits.

For more information on how we can help, please give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

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