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Top Gums: Feel the Need. The Need to Prevent Gum Disease

You may not know it, but you’re in constant combat with the bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease. Here’s what you need to know to win the battle and ensure top gums. Gum disease can take two forms: gingivitis and a more advanced form, periodontitis. Both diseases come with a myriad of nasty […]

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Five Reasons to Floss Your Teeth Daily

If you’re like most people I talk to, your flossing regimen consists of flossing the night before and the day of your dentist appointment. Your palms might even get a bit sweaty and you might try to avert your eyes when the dentist asks how often you floss. Since you’re a thorough brusher, you say, […]

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Show Your Teeth Some Love

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, contributes to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth loss. While the two diseases may […]

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Dental Plaque Bacteria May Lead to Blood Clot Formation

Researchers have found another reason to keep us brushing and flossing our teeth: the same bacteria that causes dental plaque can enter the bloodstream and trigger blood clots that increase risk of heart disease. Scientists at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland found that bleeding gums provided streptococcus bacteria an escape route into the […]

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Are Your Prescription Drugs Harming Your Oral Health?

Have you used tetracycline to fight acne or an infection? How about Nexium for GERD? You may be among the millions of people who use medication to manage a disease or condition. Although every drug your doctor prescribes has been evaluated and approved by the FDA, it’s important to know that the prescription medications you […]

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If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone supporting the teeth & eventually the actual teeth.

Gingivitis: Nearly 100% Preventable

The earliest sign of gum disease is called gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone supporting the teeth and eventually the actual teeth. The good news is that it is easy to treat. Better yet, it’s nearly 100% preventable. Gingivitis is usually caused by allowing plaque to […]

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