Gum Disease is Linked to 14% Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

What could your dentist know about breast cancer? More than you might think. Your mouth can be home to a myriad of different bacteria; however, the average person’s mouth hosts only about 10% or less of these strains. Of those, a much smaller amount could be considered harmful bacteria, or bacteria which can eventually lead […]

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Studies Show An Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s in Patients with Gum Disease

What Is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with symptom onset developing slowly and becoming worse over time. It is often attributed to old age because of the loss of short-term memory associated with it, however, it is not considered a normal stage of aging by any stretch of the imagination. The […]

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How to Stop Receding Gums

For many people, the existence of receding gums is a harsh reality. However, the only way to fight and repair receding gums is to first understand what it means for gums to recede as well as what causes them to recede. What is Gum Recession and How Does It Happen? As the name suggests, gum […]

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The Relationship Between Smoking and Gum Disease

Smoking Could Lead to Gum Disease Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can affect the bone structure that holds your teeth in place. Once gum disease advances and breaks down that bone, you could lose your teeth. Gum disease develops when bacteria get under your gums. Since it can be difficult to […]

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Gum Disease and Pregnancy

There is nothing like pregnancy to cause changes in the body. Your oral health is no different. Consequently, gingivitis and other oral health issues can arise during this time even if you had healthy teeth and gums before your pregnancy. Periodontitis (gum disease) can also develop as a result of your raging hormones. In fact, […]

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Gum Disease Symptoms

Periodontal gum disease is a growing problem for adults in the United States and can cause serious issues if left untreated. Periodontal gum disease can cause many problems including inflammation of the gums, bleeding and bad breath. In serious cases tooth loss can also occur. Gum disease is treatable, and it’s important to know gum […]

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Common Dental Problems

Common Symptoms of Oral Health Problems Discomfort or pain around your mouth doesn’t have to be one of those things you should just learn to live with. Simple oral health problems can create painful symptoms that could indicate more severe dental problems. The first step is identifying the source of the discomfort. Once this is […]

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is more than just having a few cavities or a mild case of gingivitis. Instead, periodontal gum disease is a destructive gum infection causing severe inflammation, swelling and bleeding of the gums. Left untreated, periodontal disease always results in tooth loss, receding gums, damage to the bone supporting teeth and even systemic health […]

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Bone and Tissue Regeneration with LANAP Surgery

Why Advanced Laser Gum Treatment is Essential for Overall Health Ongoing research has shown that gum disease and periodontal disease may contribute to the development of strokes, heart disease, diabetes, dementia/Alzheier’s and even some cancers. Gum Disease and Heart Disease The National Institute of Dental and Craniofascial Research demonstrated that oral bacteria responsible for gum […]

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What Is A Periodontist?

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is a “dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants”. What is Periodontal Disease? Almost half of the adults living in the United States today suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease or periodontitis begins as […]

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