Periodontal Disease Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Periodontal disease is a progressive disorder that if left untreated will worsen over time. Many people simply ignore the warning signs or just do not know them. Educating yourself on the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease is a good first step to taking control of the disease and it’s progression. What Is Periodontal Disease?…

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Eating Disorders And Your Teeth

For many people, eating disorders are part of every day life. These  abnormal eating habits may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and psychological health. The resulting effects of the dietary issues involved directly and indirectly relate to oral health problems. Common Types Of Eating Disorders –Anorexia Nervosa (commonly called,  “anorexia”)…

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Home Remedies For Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is tooth discomfort in one or more teeth that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air. The pain can be sharp, sudden, and shoot deep into the nerve endings of your teeth. Sensitive teeth is a very common issue for many adults in…

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What Is Peri-Implantitis?

Peri-implantitis Marielaina Perrone DDS

Peri-implantitis – is a destructive  process affecting the gums and bone surrounding dental implants. The various periodontal bacteria found surrounding failing dental implants (those affected by peri-implantitis) are very similar to those found in association with various forms of periodontal disease. Peri-implantitis is a unique complication when dealing with dental implants. Dental implants have a very high…

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Tongue Tied? Frenectomy Could Be The Answer

Frenectomy –  is the removal of a frenulum (small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far). It can refer to frenula in several places on the human body. In dentistry, this procedure is routinely done for orthodontic purposes but can also be done for other functional reasons. Types Of Frenectomy…

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What Causes Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is simply inflammation of the gum tissue in the mouth. It is a reversible, non-destructive form of periodontal disease. While there are many causes of gingivitis, the number one cause is poor dental hygiene. Gingivitis can develop as -a side effect to medication -surges in hormones -mouth breathing -dry mouth -poor nutrition -disease state…

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Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Many people think it is okay for some gum bleeding during brushing or flossing but that is simply not true. Bleeding gums equal unhealthy gums. Periodontal disease can creep up silently attacking your gums and bone in your mouth. This is especially important with recent studies showing periodontal disease being linked to systemic diseases like…

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What Is Your Dental Age?

We all know someone who does not look their age. Whether it be their hair, lack of wrinkles, or just the way they present themselves. They seem to defy time by staying active and being young at heart. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those who are older than their years. This…

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Birth Control and Dental Health

Birth control is an integral part of many women’s lives. The newer method of receiving a birth control shot (DMPA) every Three (3) months versus taking a pill every day has become a convenient way of  birth control  for many women. Depo-Provera is the most well known and used DPMA. This contraceptive is injected into…

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I Have Periodontal Disease…Now What?

Periodontal Disease– is a group of diseases that affect the tissues that support and anchor the teeth. If untreated, periodontal disease results in the destruction of the gums, alveolar bone (the part of the jaws where the teeth arise), and the outer layer of the tooth root. The earliest form of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis…

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