Can Periodontal Disease Affect Blood Pressure?

Periodontal disease is a slow, progressive disease that affects the teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structure. As periodontal disease advances it can lead to tooth loss but recent studies have linked it to issues that can be much more sinister to your overall health. In recent years periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease…

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What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Marielaina Perrone DDS Periodontal Disease

What causes periodontal disease? Periodontal disease progresses in stages across different forms. The beginning stage of periodontal disease is Gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible with timely and proper treatment. If diagnosed and treated before progression, there will be no long-term effects. If it were to advance to the next stage, periodontitis, there would be long-term effects on your smile.…

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Periodontal Disease Treatment With OralDNA Testing

Marielaina Perrone DDS OralDNA

Dentistry is not a one size fits all type of medicine. Dentistry is a very personalized treatment for our dental health. This includes treatment and management of periodontal disease. DNA testing is all the craze with companies like 23andMe. But did you know you can use DNA testing for oral diseases as well? The company…

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Is Gingivitis Curable?

Is Gingivitis Curable? Gingivitis is simply inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Ginigivitis especially in its earliest form is painless with mild symptoms. This causes many to be unaware that they are in the midst of the first stage of periodontal disease. If gingivitis is left untreated it can progress to more advanced…

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Common Questions About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that should be treated immediately. Below you will find some common questions patients ask about periodontal disease. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is classified as an infection of the soft and hard tissues supporting your teeth. Periodontal disease is caused when plaque begins to build up on the…

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Can Antibiotics Help Stop Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease begins its life in the mouth with inflammation and breakdown from periodontal bacteria. Abundance of periodontal bacteria  cause inflammation and infection. So, it makes sense that, antibiotics specifically geared toward periodontal bacteria, could offer some hope in bringing the disease under control. Antibiotics have been used for decades to fight many diseases but…

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