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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Are Systemic Diseases Linked To Periodontal Disease?

Cosmetic Dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS

Periodontal disease, comes in two (2) forms gingivitis (earliest form and reversible) and periodontitis (treatable but non reversible), is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria found in plaque. Recent studies have shown between 50-75% of people have some form of periodontal disease. More statistics show that approximately 30% of Americans are at an increased risk…

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Are Arthritis and Periodontal Disease Linked?

Arthritis and periodontal disease are generally not thought of as occurring together. We generally think of these inflammatory diseases individually, without much thought as to how they are affected by other diseases or how they may exacerbate disease in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which our own cells attack the…

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Top Tooth Brushing Mistakes

Root Canal Therapy Marielaina Perrone DDS

Tooth brushing has been a part of our lives since we can remember. It has become an activity that, for most, seems to be second nature. Brushing your teeth, as with any habit, can become tedious. You may forget the proper way and get sloppy, or may never have learned proper tooth brushing techniques to…

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Periodontal Disease Linked To Other Diseases?

Periodontal disease, comes in two forms gingivitis (reversible) and periodontitis (treatable but non reversible), is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria found in plaque. Recent studies have shown between 50-75% of people have some form of periodontal disease. More statistics show that approximately 30% of Americans are at an increased risk of developing periodontal…

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Cranberries as Tooth Saviors?

Cranberries are a timeless traditional part of any family’s Thanksgiving day feast. But did you know they are also protectors of your teeth on this special holiday? Studies have shown that cranberries can help as a defense against the harmful bacteria that causes tooth decay. During most Thanksgiving Day feasts, we consume large amounts of…

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Is Mouthwash Good for your Teeth?

Who would not want to use a good mouthwash before meeting that special someone for a kiss? Or just to feel minty fresh as you go about your day? For years there has been a discussion regarding mouthwash use. This is because people are worried about the health risks associated with the alcohol based mouthwashes.…

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10 Habits that are Ruining your Smile

We all have habits some good and some bad. But did you know that some of these habits can affect your teeth? The following are some habits that can damage your teeth and oral health… 1. Tobacco. This is an obvious one for most people. Smoking turns your beautiful white teeth yellow over time, but…

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Dental Care during Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you become very aware of how important it is to take extra special care of your body. You should also know that pregnancy is a time to take extra special care of your teeth and gums. That’s because hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing cavities, gingivitis, and advancement of periodontal…

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease Marielaina Perrone DDS

 Periodontal disease (or commonly called gum disease) is a very serious and chronic dental infection of the periodontal tissues that can result in the breakdown of the tissue and the loss of bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. This dental infection disease begins when bacteria and plaque form a sticky biofilm on your teeth and causes…

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