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We go above and beyond the ADA and OSHA recommended standards to make our Tucson dental office a clean and safe place for your family. Before your visit, we disinfect all of our equipment in a designated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology. We also thoroughly sanitize each room between patients. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to.

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Dr. Michael Allen

Meet Dr. Michael Allen

Dr. Michael Allen and our dedicated professional team work hard to create a practice that is current with all the latest dental technology and updated procedures. But our basic mission has always remained the same – to provide all members of your family with personalized quality care that exceeds your expectations.For the past five years, Dr. Allen has worked at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales and Rio Rico providing dental care for underserved families in Southern Arizona. He truly loves what he does and brings that positive attitude to work on a daily basis.

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Study: Researchers Find a Link between Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

April 23, 2018
Posted By: Michael Allen, DMD
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Can the health of your gums actually impact your general health?

Since the early 1900s, scientists have known that a connection exists between gum disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). But it’s only recently that they have identified the bacterium that is the common factor between the two.

A Common Denominator

A study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine found that the bacterium Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) was present in about half of the 196 RA patients tested. Researchers concluded that Aa appears to be a significant player in the production of antibodies present in patients who are susceptible to RA.

These findings are in line with what we know about gum disease and its relationship to your overall health and well-being. While researchers continue to investigate this connection and what it means to you, there are some things you can do to help protect yourself from RA and other health disorders.

Steps You Can take to Protect Your Health

Sound oral hygiene and preventive visits to your dentist for exams and cleanings are essential for everyone. If you aren’t confident that you’re brushing and flossing correctly, ask your dentist or hygienist for a quick refresher on proper techniques.

Diet and nutrition are also important aspects of your oral health that shouldn’t be overlooked. Knowing which foods to choose (fruits and vegetables) and which to avoid (sugary or acidic drinks) can go a long way toward keeping your teeth healthy and free of disease.

We Care About Your Well-Being in East Tucson

At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, your overall health and well-being are of the utmost importance. If you think you need gum disease treatment in Tucson, please call our office to arrange an appointment.

Dr. Michael Allen will evaluate your situation, make treatment recommendations, and help you get your oral health back on track. 

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