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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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Are you suddenly experiencing teeth sensitivity? Do your teeth look longer than you remember? What about bleeding gums? All of these signs and symptoms could indicate that your gums are receding. Gum recession is an alarming condition, especially if your teeth are abnormally sensitive or your appearance has …

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Perhaps you’ve heard of non-surgical periodontal therapy, which is a method of removing bacteria, plaque, and tartar that have been prominent in causing periodontal disease (gum disease) in patients. This procedure appeals to patients because while it isn’t surgery, it can be effective in restoring the healthy …

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Have you ever experienced bleeding while flossing? If so, there are a number of different reasons. While some are more alarming than others, none of the causes are natural. Here are some of the things that may cause your bleeding and a little information on how to care for each cause. Gingivitis and Gum Disease …

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Expectant mothers put a great deal of effort, and rightly so, into protecting and caring for the life growing within them. Taking care of oral health during pregnancy is particularly important for both mother and child. We are going to consider the effect that pregnancy hormones have on the gums, and then explain …

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Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is when your gums recede back from your teeth, creating space that gets bigger over time. The infection that takes place in this space creates inflammation that affects the connective tissue between your teeth and jaw, so when left untreated, your teeth will …

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Many people have heard of the common practice of “brushing” your tongue. Maybe your dentist or a friend or colleague has advised you to brush your tongue before. Do you make it a part of your daily brushing routine, and should you? Let’s examine whether or not you should actually be cleaning your tongue for your …

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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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If you have tooth sensitivity, you know what a pain it can be. Some people just totally avoid overly sweet, spicy, hot, or cold foods just so they don’t have to deal with the pain. Or, they buy toothpastes designed for people with sensitive teeth. But avoidance and over the counter products don’t really get at the …

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