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Category Archives: gum disease

Nine ways to combat dry mouth

Severe dry mouth is more than just uncomfortable. Xerostomia is a condition that can put patients at risk of developing oral health problems including tooth decay and periodontal disease. Saliva in the mouth is essential for washing away food partials, controlling the level of bacteria in the oral cavity, and for neutralizing acids that can […]

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For Robust Health, Watch your Smile!

We love creating the kind of smiles that reflect the inner beauty of each patient. While cosmetic dental treatments are one of our specialties, we also recognize the vital importance of healthy teeth and gums. Oral health is one of the pillars on which general health relies. More and more research points to this fact; […]

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Why Gum Recession is a Problem you Want to Avoid

Gum health is one of the primary topics discussed in dentistry today. Dentists and their patients are fortunate to have a far greater extent of knowledge than previous generations. Still, there may be a slight misunderstanding when it comes to the issue of gum recession.  In decades past, a receding gum line was viewed no […]

Am I Still at Risk For Gum Disease with Implants?

Dental implants are today’s preferred treatment for missing teeth. Nothing matches dental implants for comfort, convenience, and durability. But as with all tooth restoration options, you still need to take care of your teeth. Dental implants are the most natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. A titanium insert is surgically place into the patient’s jawbone, allowed […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to stop Gum Recession

There are several possible causes of gum recession, a condition in which your gum tissue recedes and pulls away from your teeth. These possible causes include: Gum disease Poor dental hygiene and teeth cleaning Smoking and tobacco use Teeth grinding Hormonal fluctuations Brushing your teeth with too much force If there are certain lifestyle factors […]

Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common oral health problem. Poor dental hygiene habits are often the culprit behind gum disease, and you can do your part to prevent it by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dentist for your routine cleaning. The symptoms of gum disease vary and may not be […]

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