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Floss More, Worry Less

Brushing at least twice a day is essential for your oral health, but if you’re leaving flossing out of your daily routine, you’re making a mistake. While dentists always recommend patients to floss regularly, many people just don’t take the time to add flossing to their dental hygiene routine. Unfortunately, skipping the floss can have […]


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Is Sinus Augmentation for You?

Sinus augmentation, also known as a sinus lift, is a surgical procedure that adds bone to your upper jaw so that you can have dental implants. Performed by a periodontist, sinus augmentation raises the sinus floor to allow room for bone to develop below it. To do this, your periodontist adds bone between your maxillary […]


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When Gum Disease Spreads

Swelling and bleeding are early signs of bacterial infection in your gums. Left untreated, the infection can spread. In time, gum disease can destroy the structures that support your teeth to hold them securely in your jawbone. Your teeth may become so loose that your dentist must extract them. Dental professionals refer to gum disease […]


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Maintaining Your Dental Treatment

A dental treatment may help to restore your oral health. However, the treatment alone is often not enough to prevent problems from recurring. Some level of maintenance will be required after the actual treatment is complete. Here are some common dental treatments and the maintenance that may be associated with them. Maintaining Your Dental Implant […]


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What Is Surgical Cleaning?

If your teeth and gums are healthy, your dentist will likely suggest that you have a professional dental cleaning at least once every six months. However, periodontal tissues that display signs of gum disease may require additional measures to restore their health. One of these restorative services is a surgical cleaning. What is a surgical […]


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Everything To Know Before Sedation

Some 40 million people avoid dental care each year for one reason: anxiety. Fear of the dental chair is the biggest reason Americans don’t go the dentist. And when you avoid the dentist, you run the risk of more serious problems developing. For many, the problem is compounded when complex procedures like dental implants or […]


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Emdogain: What, Why, & When

The goal of treating periodontal disease is to allow for the reattachment and reformation of tissues, and regeneration is the best and least invasive way to accomplish this. Through the years, many different regenerative therapy products have come and gone, but few have offered the results offered by a newer product, Emdogain. Here’s a closer […]


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All About Guided Bone Regeneration

Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a surgical procedure used to restore the bone structure needed for dental implants. New bone is grown using barrier membranes in areas where there is insufficient bone for the implant. Multiple studies have shown that regenerated bones have over a 90 percent success rate for long-term stability. Why Guided Bone […]


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What is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?

When a lot of people hear about gingivitis and periodontitis, they think that these terms are interchangeable. While both of these conditions have to do with the health of your gums, they are actually quite different. When dealing with either gingivitis or periodontitis, it is important to seek treatment immediately to avoid the condition worsening. […]


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Common Types of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a condition in which the gums are infected with bacteria resulting in swollen or bleeding gums. In addition to potentially causing the loss of teeth, periodontal disease also has been linked to other, more serious medical issues such as heart disease, stroke, premature birth, diabetes, and […]