A Note to Parents About Your Child’s Diet and Oral Health

I imagine that most of you don’t feed your children the typical American breakfast cereals and donuts, but I imagine you know of other moms and dads who do. Maybe you can be a good influence on them if you hear

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Nutrients Benefit Your Dental Health. Why?

Nutritional support is an essential ingredient of our periodontal (gum) disease therapy. Beginning in the 1980’s, Dr. Samaha initiated leading edge clinical evaluations into the positive effects of nutritional supplementation on periodontal disease. Building on success, Port Warwick Dental Arts

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Reclaim Your Smile – Reclaim Your Health

Healthy dental habits are important for maintaining a pleasing smile, and they are more important than you might think for maintaining a healthy body. In fact, they are critical to achieving Total Body Wellness. Many will agree that healthy lifestyle

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Planning on Starting a Family? Don’t Forget this Critical Care

Before trying to start a family, get your gums checked. When you make the decision to start a family, you receive a lot of advice from doctors, friends, family and other well-wishers who have been through the process: eliminate exposure

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How Do Your Gums Affect Your Heart?

Since the mid-nineties, scientists have been increasingly observing a strong connection between poor oral health and heart conditions. How might oral health affect the heart? In gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease, infection leads to chronic inflammation—gums are swollen,

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Periodontal Disease and Diabetes— Not a “Sweet” Combination!

Eating too much sugary food is bad for your teeth and your body, especially for people who have diabetes. Combining diabetes and periodontal disease is double trouble. Both must be properly managed for good overall health. What is diabetes, what

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Is Your Snoring Killing You?

Snoring is something we often make fun of in our society. Loud, gurgling noises occur all night long. But it isn’t funny to the person trying to sleep next to you. And what it’s doing to your body is not funny either. This is because it may be killing you, just slowly. The whole nighttime ordeal can be quite unsettling, even scary, for a bedmate, especially when you stop breathing!

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Port Warwick Dental Arts Designated a Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Affiliated Dental Practice

Cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha’s 30 year private practice of dental wellness and her work at the forefront of oral/systemic disease has caught the attention of the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. Dr. Samaha just returned from the

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Innovative Perio Program

The American Academy of Periodontology recommends that each person in the family be tested for gum disease, which can begin in early childhood.

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Dr. Samaha’s Philosophy of Care in Newport News

Dr. Samaha is passionate about her dentistry and that passion is reflected in the warm, compassionate, attentive and world-class care we provide to each and every patient.

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