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Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease

Ongoing Treatment For Gum Disease Why extra appointments are so important. If you're diagnosed with gum disease, know that you're not alone. It's estimated that half of all adults in the US are affected by some form of the condition (which can also go by names like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and periodontitis). As your care proceeds, you'll learn that ongoing appointments are an important part of periodontal treatment. Periodontal treatment [...]

Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease2021-01-05T08:00:44-08:00

Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy

Oral Health can be Compromised During Pregnancy It used to be conventional wisdom that a woman would lose a tooth for each child that she had. Thankfully with modern dentistry this is no longer true, but there's some factual basis for it. Your teeth and gums are affected by pregnancy, just as other tissues in your body. Managing Perio During Pregnancy The more we learn about periodontal (gum) disease, the [...]

Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy2018-07-03T00:00:18-07:00

Periodontal Disease Q&A

Answers to your most frequently asked questions about gum disease. Q: Why is gum disease so terrible if it doesn't hurt? Periodontal disease is a progressive one—meaning if it doesn't stabilize or show signs of healing, it's bound to get worse. Even when it doesn't hurt, untreated gum disease will eventually take its toll: tooth loss. But there is a bright side. Every day, we're finding new ways to approach [...]

Periodontal Disease Q&A2018-02-27T08:00:07-08:00

What to Know About Gum Disease

It afflicts as many as nine in 10 adults at some point in their lives, as well as teenagers and children as young as five or six years of age. Yet, many suffer from it without even suspecting anything is wrong. "It" is periodontal, or gum, disease—in the minds of most dentists, Public Enemy Number one for teeth. Only for the last 30 years have researchers understood that gum disease [...]

What to Know About Gum Disease2016-05-10T00:00:30-07:00

Mouthwash FAQs

Whether it's to mask bad breath, fight cavities or prevent the buildup of plaque, the sticky material that contains germs and can lead to oral diseases, mouthwash serves a variety of purposes. Or so we think. Though they may leave your mouth with a clean, fresh taste, some washes can be harmful, concealing bad breath and unpleasant taste that are signs of periodontal diseases which cause inflammation and degeneration of [...]

Mouthwash FAQs2014-11-25T00:00:46-08:00

Pregnancy and Oral Health

How does pregnancy affect my oral health? It's a myth that calcium is lost from the mother's teeth, but you may experience some changes in your oral health during pregnancy. The primary change is a surge in hormones--particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone-- which is linked to an increase in the amount of plaque on your teeth. How does a build-up of plaque affect me? If the plaque isn't [...]

Pregnancy and Oral Health2014-06-03T00:00:29-07:00
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