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July 29, 2021 Health1

Making sure your child is properly brushing and flossing can be a challenge, but it’s well worth the effort. The risks of poor oral health aren’t limited to cavities. When plaque is not adequately removed from the gumline, bacterial growth can lead to gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Even if your children practice great oral hygiene, they could still develop gum disease.


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July 6, 2021 Health2

Periodontitis occurs over time when the bacterial plaque spreads and grows beneath the gum line. The bacteria produce toxins, which stimulates chronic inflammation around the teeth and gums.


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March 18, 2021 Health1

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 54,000 people will be diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer this year. Roughly one person per hour will die from oral cancer.

People who smoke are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer, gum problems and complications after tooth extractions and gum and oral surgery. Smokers have a lowered resistance to infections and have impaired healing.


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November 9, 2020 Health2

Periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases, according to research by the American Academy of Periodontology. Studies show that “inflammation may be responsible for the association” to other diseases.

So, what is periodontal disease? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults.”


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July 23, 2020 Health0

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Following, are ten important reasons to maintain our recommended schedule of dental cleanings.


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June 5, 2020 Health0

A lifetime of chewing, grinding and general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth. Add complications from certain medical conditions and medication side effects, and oral health becomes more important than ever for senior citizens. Prevention, by way of daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, is the best defense.

However, proper oral care can become more challenging with age, leading to minor or major dental problems. Take a look below at the following list of dental procedures for seniors and how they help address common geriatric dental concerns.


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May 21, 2020 Health0

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.


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November 13, 2019 Procedures0

As part of your oral health regimen, it’s important to see your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and examination. The cleaning portion of the appointment typically involves removal of plaque and tartar, plus polishing to remove stains and smooth the surface of your teeth. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you might need a more complex cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.


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October 28, 2019 Procedures0

In order to defeat gum disease, it’s first important to understand gum disease. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration, especially prevention. But most dental patients don’t realize that regular exams and cleanings can actually help prevent gum disease from spreading, so most cases of gum disease spread quickly and can become bothersome, pesky and unhealthy for the patient. Years ago, dentists had to perform oral surgeries and other invasive procedures to rid the mouth of periodontal or gum disease, but today there are new methods including a dental laser treatment for periodontal disease.


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April 18, 2019 Health3

It’s uncomfortable to watch someone try to hide their missing teeth. It’s also uncomfortable to be the one who’s trying to hide them. Don’t let that be you. See this list of the 8 most common causes of tooth loss to evaluate whether or not you’re doing everything you can to keep your teeth for as long as possible.






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