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Long-Term Gum Disease Effects on Your Health

A woman looking at her healthy teeth in a mirror in a dentist’s chair.
Good dental health requires daily attention. Every time you skip brushing or flossing, you increase your chances of developing early stages of gum disease. As this gum disease progresses, it can turn into severe periodontal disease. While many considering bleeding gums and tooth aches to be the worst part of gingivitis, … Continue Reading

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The Connection Between Diabetes & Dental Health Problems

Man testing blood sugar levels with a glucometer and test strip.
People who are diagnosed with diabetes understand many of the associated risks to their hearts, eyes and kidneys. However, your mouth and gums are also impacted by diabetes. This risk often goes undiscussed. The connection between diabetes and dental health is a serious one. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, or know someone who … Continue Reading

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Dry Mouth: The Risks & Treatments of Xerostomia

Woman pouring blue mouthwash into the cap to reduce dry mouth
You’re probably familiar with many of the most common concerns for your oral health. But did you know that something as seemingly innocuous as dry mouth can lead to major dental problems? Due to the ranging experiences of those with dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, it’s not treated seriously even in cases where … Continue Reading

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The FAQs About Getting a Dental Implant

Set of dental implants on a white background.Despite advancements in dental care, tooth loss is still a fact of life for many Americans. And until recently, the only treatment options for filling the gap in a smile were dentures or a bridge. But modern technology and materials have made permanent, fixed tooth replacements – called dental implants – possible. If you’re thinking about getting … Continue Reading

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Which Dental Floss Brands Are Best?

Smiling woman using dental floss on her teeth as she looks in a mirror.With the holidays upon us, you’re probably indulging in a few more delicious treats than usual. Did you know that as November fades into December, there’s one holiday that gets overlooked? That’s National Flossing Day! So, while you’re standing in the check-out line with your cart full of holiday gifts, remember … Continue Reading

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Pregnancy Gingivitis: There’s a Reason for Concern

Pregnant woman holding her hand over her mouth - pregnancy gingivitisYou have a lot to think about when you’re pregnant, especially when it comes to health and nutrition. You not only have to worry about your own health, you also have to make the best choices for the baby growing inside you.

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Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

laser treatment for gum disease
When you neglect your dental hygiene, you run the risk of eventually developing gum disease. Don’t let this happen to you! Gingivitis is the primary stage of gum disease where the bacteria in plaque build up to a point that causes the gums to become irritated and inflamed. With proper treatment and care, gingivitis can be reversed; however, when left untreated, … Continue Reading

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