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Gingivitis is a swelling of the gums that is indicative of gum disease, or periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to advanced periodontal disease, which could cost you your teeth. Often, gingivitis is impossible to spot by anyone other than a trained professional dentist or periodontist. …

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Rather than having a dentist perform your root canal procedure, consider seeing an endodontist, or, a root canal specialist. These dental specialists complete dental school and then complete at least two more years of training in order to become an expert at saving teeth. Root canal specialists function as …

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Sometimes we just can’t afford the dental treatments that we need or want. Preventative measures like sealants and 6-month cleanings can be out of reach for some who do not have dental coverage. For others, the problem may have to do with cosmetic procedures such as Lumineers, veneers, or orthodontics. Thanks to …

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Are you experiencing compression pain when you chew or other symptoms of a problem with the root of a tooth? Has your dentist told you that you need a root canal? While a root canal may not be at the top of your list of desires, ignoring your dental needs can be extremely costly to both your wallet and overall …

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If a person is having trouble with their gums, the root cause may be a personal habit: tobacco use. Study after study reveals that tobacco causes poor gum health. Consider the following connections between tobacco and gum disease. Smoking and Periodontal Disease Smoking can affect the normal function of the cells …

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You know that drinking too much isn’t good for your body, but drinking an excessive amount of alcohol is also bad news for your oral health. Having a drink every once in a while or even a few times a week isn’t a big deal, but daily consumption or abuse of alcohol can actually lead to gum disease and tooth loss. …

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With the popularity of oral piercings today, you can get your cheeks, tongue, lip, parts of your gums, or even your uvula (the small piece of tissue hanging down in the back of your mouth) pierced. While oral piercings have become very versatile, they do have potential damaging side effects for your mouth. What …

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Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Periodontal disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene, genetics, medical conditions or the use of some types of medications. Although gum disease is associated with poor oral hygiene habits, because it …

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The terms periodontal disease and gum disease are often used interchangeably. Both phrases refer to two types of gum problems. The first is Gingivitis which is gum inflammation. The second is Periodontitis which involves bone and ligament loss inside the gums which can result in loss of teeth. Both conditions are …

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