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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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Understanding the Bacteria in Your Mouth

Although each person only holds 30 to 80 at a given time, your mouth can house over 700 different strains of bacteria. Most of these microscopic critters are harmless, however, there are a few that can harm your health that you should be aware of. Let’s take a look at a couple. Porphyromonas gingivalis Also […]

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FDA Identifies LANAP® as the Only Periodontal Treatment with True Regeneration

For years, LANAP® has been FDA-cleared as a dental surgical protocol that is recognized as an alternative to traditional osseous surgery. Now, LANAP® has been cleared as the only periodontal treatment option with “true regeneration of the attachment apparatus (new cementum, new periodontal ligament, and new alveolar bone) on a previously diseased root surface when used […]

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