Antibiotic Guidelines and Dental Treatment

For many patients taking a precautionary dosage of antibiotics prior to dental work is considered routine. Those with joint replacement, certain heart diseases, or even congenital heart defects have been instructed to do so in the past. New findings have caused  The American Heart Association to redefine the guidelines to account for new research information.…

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Flossing: Is There An Alternative?

Flossing is one of those tasks in life that we know we should do, we know the benefits of it, and we know how little time it takes but most of us, just do not do it regularly. Flossing your teeth every night can be a hard habit to develop and maintain, but it’s one…

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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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