If you don’t floss regularly, this might persuade you to change your behavior. Patients with gum disease are more likely to experience severe, potentially life-threatening complications if they contract COVID-19 and need to be hospitalized, according to a new report published online in the Journal of the California Dental Association. Chronic gum disease, or periodontitis, is…

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Fertility and periodontal disease, gum disease, or gingivitis are linked more than you might realize. These are bacterial infections that can cause swollen gums and bleeding while brushing your teeth. This gingivitis is usually a result of poor oral hygiene, but factors like medicine and hormone changers also play a role. Left untreated, this gum…

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There are many myths out there when it comes to taking care of your oral health. Some of the most prominent are about root canals and periodontal disease. If you want to be able to take the best care of your mouth and your overall oral health, then you want to make sure you know…

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Hey we know it isn’t fun, but it’s important and not flossing may be tied to higher cancer risk.  According to an article from USNews.com… “Want to avoid cancer? Consider brushing and flossing more often.  Why? Folks with bad gums might be at higher risk of developing certain types of cancer, new research suggests. A…

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Gum recession is a very prominent issue for many dental patients and because it occurs slowly and gradually it is often not easy to detect. If you start to experience gum recession it would be best if you reached out to your dental professional to seek treatment as soon as possible. Doing so would be very beneficial…

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You feel great about your new smile, thanks to dental implants! And you may also be feeling relief as the problems with your former teeth fade into the past. But that doesn’t mean you can drop your guard on periodontal (gum) disease. Even though implants are impervious to decay, the natural tissues supporting them are…

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Seven out of ten Americans are missing at least one tooth due to decay, periodontal (gum) disease or injury. Unfortunately, the consequences go far beyond a missing tooth — the loss of even one could set in motion a cascade of problems. Perhaps the most damaging of these problems is bone loss. Like other living…

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Brushing and flossing your teeth isn’t just good for your mouth.  It may also help avoid cancer.  New research suggests people with bad gums might be at higher risk of developing certain types of cancer. A history of gum disease appears to increase the risk of stomach cancer by 52% and throat cancer by 43%,…

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Published by Lupus.org “A newly published meta-analysis shows that lupus is significantly associated with periodontitis (gum disease). Periodontitis is a serious infection characterized by inflammation of the gums, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss. While people with lupus were found to have a higher chance of developing some related complications (gum bleeding and irreversible gum tissue…

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Cold foods can make your sensitive teeth feel like a hot mess. Here are some tips to keep your mouth happy this summer. Whether it’s a tall glass of iced tea or your favorite ice cream cone, everyone has their go-to summer treat to help them cool down. When tooth sensitivity gets in the way…

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