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Posts From November, 2014

New Research Linking Gum Disease to Kidney Failure

A new study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology has found that African Americans who suffer from periodontal disease experienced kidney disease at four-times the rate of those who do not. The study included 699 African American adults and took place over a five year period. Gun disease has long been linked to systemic […]

Whiten Your Teeth for the Holidays

If your smile has become somewhat dingy, discolored, or stained over the past year, now is the time to consider teeth whitening. This simple in-office procedure can lighten your teeth up to ten shades in as little as one hour. Better still, because chairside whitening is performed by our experienced Fairfax cosmetic dentists, consistently beautiful […]

Pain Medication and TMJ

Pain Medication and TMJ There are any number of medications used to address occasional headaches and facial pain. Unfortunately, when this discomfort is caused by TMJ, no amount of medication will prevent its reoccurrence. Worse still, many analgesics can cause serious health concerns when used daily, making them ill-suited for treating TMJ pain. Symptoms of […]

Probiotics for Periodontal Health

Probiotics have long been known to aid in digestion and help keep the GI tract healthy. Some probiotics, particularly lactobacillus reuteri, have also been shown to help prevent cavities by neutralizing damaging bacteria in the mouth. It is no surprise then, that a recent study found lactobacillus reuteri to improve the efficacy of periodontal treatment […]

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