New Year’s Resolutions For A Healthy Smile!

The new year is fast approaching and it may be time to start thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions should be. These usually include losing weight, striving for a better job, or maybe even just being  a better friend or partner. Many people also set new goals for leading a healthier life going forward.…

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Periodontal Disease and Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – or more commonly referred to as male impotency. Male Impotency is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. Recent scientific studies have shown that men with advanced periodontal disease (also called periodontitis) are at a higher risk for erectile dysfunction. The same study also says…

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Anatomy of the Mouth

Everyone knows the basic structures of the mouth including your teeth and gums. But there is more to your mouth than just those two anatomical parts. This means maintaining good oral hygiene goes beyond just your teeth and gums.  In addition to your teeth and gums, your mouth is made up oral mucosa, the upper (maxilla)…

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Periodontal Disease and Bleeding Gums…Linked?

The presence of bleeding gums usually when brushing or flossing is usually a sign that you have some form of periodontal disease but it can also mean a greater risk is present. Persistent gingival bleeding can be due to something far more serious. This type of bleeding has been linked to diseases such as leukemia, blood…

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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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Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?

Dental Implants have become one of the most popular, and predictable procedures for tooth replacement offered in dentistry. They have been proven to be safe and successful for long term replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are an artificial tooth root (usually made of titanium) that a periodontist or oral surgeon places into your jaw to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group…

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