Smoking and its Link to Periodontal Disease

Tobacco use is one of the biggest risk factors in developing periodontal, or gum, disease. Not only does smoking raise your risk of getting gum disease, but it also makes you far less likely to heal properly after dental surgery or periodontal treatment.   Gum disease often results in tooth loss. In fact, gum disease…

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Possible Connection between Periodontal Disease and Breast Cancer

Pink is the international symbol for breast cancer awareness. However, if pink shows up in your sink, you should be aware that it is time to call our dentist for an exam. According to research conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, periodontal disease may be associated with breast cancer. The study, which included more…

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New Treatments for Periodontal Disease

While many people have heard the term “periodontal disease,” many do not really understand what this means or if they are in danger from it. The fact is that most adults will experience some degree of periodontal disease in their lives, especially as aging affects the gums and teeth. While it is preventable and treatable,…

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Importance of Preventing Gingivitis

A little pink in the sink may not seem like such a big deal, but gums that bleed when you brush or floss are one of the earliest symptoms of gingivitis. Red, swollen or receding gums may also indicate the presence of gingivitis, or gum disease. When not treated, gingivitis can progress into more advanced…

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Different Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal disease is an unfortunate reality for many people. In fact, most people will suffer from some degree of gum disease at some point in their lives, and will need to seek periodontal treatment for problems associated with it. Our dentist wants you to be aware of the facts about gum disease and the treatments…

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Dangers Associated with Gum Disease

The bacteria living in our mouths feed off the same foods we eat and then create a thin film called plaque on and around our teeth. If this plaque is not regularly cleaned off, it can build up and trigger an inflammatory response in the gums. Gum disease, which in its earliest stage is called…

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Braces Compared to Invisalign

Many people have misaligned teeth, which may also be called malocclusions. Misaligned teeth can be a cosmetic issue, but they can also increase the risk for dental disease. Traditional metal braces are often highly effective in correcting moderate to severe malocclusions. Older teens and adults with misaligned teeth, however, may prefer a more discreet solution,…

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Professional Dental Cleaning and Its Importance

A professional dental cleaning may not always be high on your list of priorities. However, putting off your biannual cleaning or skipping it altogether can have serious consequences for your dental health. Our dentist recommends patients visit every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup. Those who smoke, who suffer from gum disease or…

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How Often You Should Visit the Dentist

Regular dental visits play a vital role in helping you maintain your oral health. Experts recommend that most people visit their dentists at least twice a year. Our dentist uses your biannual checkup as an opportunity to spot early signs of trouble such as tooth decay or gum disease. In their earliest stages, both conditions…

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Health Issues Diagnosed by Dentists

Good dental health has long been associated with good overall health. A checkup with our dental exam and cleaning expert can help ensure your mouth and body are healthy.   Dental exams and X-rays can sometimes reveal serious health conditions. Studies have demonstrated that those who receive regular cleanings and checkups have a reduced risk…

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