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An Overview of Gum Disease

An Overview of Gum Disease

by Yenny (SU)
Regular professional dental cleanings by one of our dental hygienists includes removal of tartar and plaque from the teeth above the gumline. Tartar in particular can only be removed during a professional dental cleaning, as brushing and flossing alone can’t do the trick.

Preventing Gum Disease in the Summer

Preventing Gum Disease in the Summer

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For many people, summertime is all about having fun, going on vacation, and indulging in activities best enjoyed during warmer weather. But it’s also a season when maintaining your oral health may be the last thing on your mind.

The Importance of Treating Periodontal Diseases

The Importance of Treating Periodontal Diseases

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the American Population has gum periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. The scary thing is, not everyone knows that they actually have it until the symptoms are pretty bad. Therefore, the American Academy of Periodontology encourages that people have yearly comprehensive periodontal evaluations to assess for the disease.

How Gum Disease Sneaks Up On You

How Gum Disease Sneaks Up On You

by Shearly (SU)
There may be a killer lurking in plain view, and much closer than you might think. Quite literally, right under our noses. Gum disease, an infection of the soft tissues that surround the teeth, is usually painless. And while many people are aware that they need to eat right, exercise and care for their bodies, they may not recognize the often-subtle symptoms caused by gum disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) though, 64.7 million Americans have mild to moderate or even severe gum disease (In patients aged 65 and older, the numbers jump to as much as 70% of the population). That is why it’s so important to be aware of gum disease and how it can sneak up on you.

Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

by Shearly (SU)
According to a Harvard medical study, gum disease, or periodontitis–a common, but preventable disease that destroys the gums and teeth–is linked to damaged blood vessels, and the heart as well. The same study also found that periodontitis has also been linked to pregnant women giving birth prematurely, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and a host of other medical problems, such as pneumonia.

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