Plaque Vs Tartar – What Is The Difference?

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Dental health commercials routinely use the words tartar and plaque but do you know the difference? People and advertisements tend to use the terms interchangeably. While they are closely related, there is a definite difference between the two terms.  What is Plaque? Plaque is a sticky, soft, transparent film that accumulates on teeth and under…

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Top Ways Your Dentist Can Save Your Health

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We have long known that our dental health and general health are intimately tied together. Every system in the body is interconnected, so why should your mouth be any different. It is, after all, the entry point to our digestive system. As a result of this interconnection, your oral health can positively or negatively affect…

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Can Periodontal Disease Affect Blood Pressure?

Periodontal disease is a slow, progressive disease that affects the teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structure. As periodontal disease advances it can lead to tooth loss but recent studies have linked it to issues that can be much more sinister to your overall health. In recent years periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease…

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What Causes Periodontal Disease?

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What causes periodontal disease? Periodontal disease progresses in stages across different forms. The beginning stage of periodontal disease is Gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible with timely and proper treatment. If diagnosed and treated before progression, there will be no long-term effects. If it were to advance to the next stage, periodontitis, there would be long-term effects on your smile.…

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Do I Need Orthodontic Braces?

Orthodontic braces has always been a very popular dental service especially for children. The use of orthodontic braces can straighten our teeth, fix issues with the way our teeth fit together, and cosmetically enhance our smiles. Orthodontic braces are not just used for cosmetic reasons. Having straight teeth will improve dental hygiene and decrease chance…

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Periodontal Disease Treatment With OralDNA Testing

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Dentistry is not a one size fits all type of medicine. Dentistry is a very personalized treatment for our dental health. This includes treatment and management of periodontal disease. DNA testing is all the craze with companies like 23andMe. But did you know you can use DNA testing for oral diseases as well? The company…

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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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Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease – is the infection and inflammation of the gums and other supporting tissues of the teeth caused by oral bacteria. While periodontal disease is considered a localized infection that affects the teeth, gums and surrounding oral tissues, it can also have dramatic negative effects on a person’s overall health. Recent research shows there…

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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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Periogen – New Weapon Against Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease – is a progressive inflammatory disease, that affects the tissues that support and anchor the teeth. These support tissues include, gums, bone, cementum, and ligament attachments. The main area in which periodontal disease is diagnosed and treated is in “the pocket”. The pocket is the unattached tissue between the tooth and gum, measured…

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