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Oral Healthcare News and Tips

Gum Disease is Linked to 14% Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

What could your dentist know about breast cancer? More than you might think. Your mouth can be home to a myriad of different bacteria; however, the average person’s mouth hosts only about 10% or less of these strains. Of those, a much smaller amount could be considered harmful bacteria, or bacteria which can eventually lead […]

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What Is A Periodontist?

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is a “dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants”. What is Periodontal Disease? Almost half of the adults living in the United States today suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease or periodontitis begins as […]

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Staying Hydrated Could Help Your Teeth and Overall Health

The link between oral health care and water  Even though the human body is made up of about 60% water, it is paramount to drink plenty of water and keep the body hydrated. There are many health benefits to drinking water. Water helps the body distribute healthy nutrients, get rid of waste, keep skin healthy and elastic, and it aids movement through joint […]

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Is there a connection between gum disease and heart disease? Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the US, with about 735,000 heart attacks occurring each year. Studies link periodontal disease and heart disease and even show that dental problems can exacerbate existing heart conditions. According to the American Academy of […]

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Alternatives to Dental Implants

Tooth replacement options for missing or loose teeth. Previously, we talked about how dental implants can fail due to improper care and or incorrect fitting by your periodontist. We talked about how the LAPIP® procedure (using the same laser as successful LANAP® procedures) can help save your dental implants and prolong their use. In this […]

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Treating Diabetic Patients with Periodontal Disease

Using the LANAP® Protocol for Periodontal Patients with Diabetes According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes affects over 9.3% of Americans. That’s 29 million people that have this disease caused by the body not producing enough or any insulin. Diabetes occurs when the body can not break down the sugar (glucose) which causes […]

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The Real Reason Flossing is Important

A question you are bound to hear when visiting the dentist will certainly be, “Have you been flossing regularly?” For many of us, the answer might be no. The good news? It’s never too late to start. Here’s why. Something is in the air… Unknown to many, the real reason flossing has so much impact […]

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Toothbrush: Electric or Traditional?

Electric toothbrushes have splashed into the marketplace. But what should you use? Let’s compare and contrast traditional brushes versus the newer options. Brush like you mean it The most biggest benefit of an electric toothbrush is the spin power. Essentially, you are getting more brush out of your stroke. The powered spinning motion of most electric toothbrushes […]

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The Benefits of LANAP and LAPIP

Periodontal disease is now being treated more effectively with advances in medical technology. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, specialists can help patients fight gum disease by using lasers. Consider the benefits of Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) for natural teeth or Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP) for dental implants if you are threatened by gum […]

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Four Signs of Gum Disease

Sometimes it’s a little difficult to know if you need dental help. Some signs are more subtle and hard to spot, but if they are noticed early, they save time and more extensive procedures. Here are four things to look out for when caring for your own teeth. Speak to your periodontist if you have any concerns about […]

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