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Periodontal Disease Treatment & Causes: Taking Care of Your Gums

Dental hygienist with patient discussing periodontal disease treatment options.

Poor dental care can lead to long-term health issues like
gingivitis. While gingivitis
is often simple to counteract, it can quickly advance into periodontal
disease if left unchecked. This advanced form of gum disease requires more
serious periodontal disease treatment options to restore your oral health.

Read on to learn the symptoms of periodontal disease
and what Pointe Dental Group can do to treat it.

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The Benefits of Healthy Teeth and Gums

A man brushing his teeth to enjoy the benefits of healthy teeth and gums.

It’s easy to take your dental health for granted. At times,
your teeth may seem indestructible. But your mouth is surprisingly sensitive to
the way you treat it and neglecting your dental care could leave you prone to
serious complications! There are several benefits of healthy teeth and gums,
and many of them extend well beyond your oral well-being.

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The Major Health Risks of Tooth Loss and Leaving a Gap

Dentist holding a large model of a tooth implant for correcting tooth loss.

Your permanent teeth are only permanent if you take care of them. Poor dental care, injuries or health complications can lead to tooth loss. Whether the tooth loss was preventable or not, how you handle it afterward is within your control.

It’s important to understand that a lost tooth isn’t the end
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Oral Piercings and Oral Health: Know the Risks!

A woman with tooth pain due to an oral piercing.
Piercings have continued to become more and more popular among teens and young adults over the years. This includes less common piercings like tongue piercings. But did you know that oral piercings and oral health are very closely tied? You can introduce new risks to your long-term dental health!
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The Effects of Aging Teeth on Your Oral Health

A man with gray hair smiles as he prepares to brush his aging teeth.
Time marches on and as your body ages, so do your teeth. The effects of aging teeth can impact your whole body. Understanding the importance of proper oral care can help avoid tooth loss and other related health problems that can affect your body as you age.

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Cleaning Your Toothbrush: Does It Need to be Disinfected?

A person rinsing their toothbrush, the best way for cleaning your toothbrush
If a toothbrush keeps your mouth clean, isn’t it important to keep your toothbrush clean too? Absolutely! But to what extent should you be cleaning your toothbrush every day? There are plenty of products and methods for disinfecting a toothbrush – discover what you can do to help keep your toothbrush ready … Continue Reading

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Tooth Abscess Treatment & Causes

A man that needs tooth abscess treatment holding his jaw.
Abscesses are a condition that can happen almost anywhere in the body. Many are surprised to find that this includes your gums and even your teeth! When an abscess forms in your mouth, it can cause extreme pain and put you at risk for spreading infection. It’s critical that you know how to identify the … Continue Reading

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Common Dental Mistakes You May Be Making

Woman with toothbrush holding her jaw in pain.
You brush your teeth every day. You even floss! But after visiting your dentist, they told you that you have cavities, gum disease or worse. How could that be? It’s possible that your dental care routine has fallen victim to one or more of the most common dental mistakes that affect thousands every year.
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5 Worst Foods for Teeth and Your Oral Health

Sports drinks are one of the worst foods for teeth
Good overall health includes caring for your teeth! Did you know that teeth require vitamins and nutrients to be healthy and strong just like the rest of your body? Calcium, vitamins A and D, and fiber are all important items to include in your diet. Of course, not all foods are food for your teeth. … Continue Reading

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Benefits of Multi-Specialty Dental Practice for Comprehensive Dental Care

Dentist and orthodontist working together to view a patient’s x-ray.
When you have a dental health condition that requires the intervention of a specialist, your dentist often has to refer you to a specialist that works in a different office, sometimes miles away. Going to the dentist can be stressful enough already. Wouldn’t it be better to continue your treatment with the practice you know … Continue Reading

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