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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 […]


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Understanding Bone Grafts

If you must have a tooth extracted, an option may be a dental implant. The implant is used to fill the void left by the tooth that was extracted. But, while it sometimes can be, it is not always as easy as simply replacing the tooth with the implant. To ensure that the implant is […]


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5 Ways to Address Bleeding Gums

If plaque and tartar reside on your teeth, it has the potential to cause gum disease, or periodontal disease. The result of this disease could be the potential loss of teeth. One of the main symptoms that gum disease may cause is your gums to bleed. However, while oftentimes bleeding gums do mean gum disease, […]


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Periodontal Disease Linked to Pregnancy Issues

Researchers around the world have been studying gum disease, or periodontal disease, to discover what kind of impact oral health has on other parts of the body. The results of these studies have shown that periodontal disease is linked to several chronic diseases. A study conducted and presented earlier this year has shown that poor […]


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Study Shows Southeast and Southwest Most Prevalent for Periodontal Disease

For decades, researchers have been performing studies to get a better understanding of the effects of periodontal disease and how periodontal disease impacts other health issues. But, while these studies have shown links between gum disease and a variety other bodily diseases, there had yet to be a study that narrowed down regions in the […]


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Links Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Continuous studies over the years have shown correlations between periodontal disease and other health problems such as heart disease. While it can’t be conclusively proven that periodontal disease has a direct effect on these health problems, overwhelming evidence supports the theory that periodontal disease is a gateway disease to other health issues. Another health problem […]


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Understanding Prophy and Periodontal Maintenance

There are typically two types of cleaning that are related to the prevention or ridding of periodontal disease; prophy and periodontal maintenance. Due to the fact that the cleanings often feel that same to patients, many people don’t know the difference between the two. However, they are two completely different procedures with two completely different […]