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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