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Despite the fact that nearly 30% of American seniors are missing all of their teeth and another almost 180 million are missing at least one tooth, losing teeth as you age is not natural! Your teeth are firmly rooted in your jaw and meant to provide you with a lifetime of use. While there are several culprits …

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Laser dentistry is becoming a widely used practice and is helping many patients seek dental treatment that they would have previously avoided due to dental anxiety. Not only is laser dentistry safe, but oftentimes patients need no anesthesia for its use and the benefits allow for a faster healing time and …

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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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Gum disease happens when your gums become inflamed and red due to bacteria in your mouth. They may bleed and be infected—this is usually when your teeth may also become loose. Gum disease threatens the health of your teeth and the earlier you can get treatment, the better. Can gum disease be reversed once it’s …

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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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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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Many in the dental care industry focus on what good oral care means for your smile. While oral health is important cosmetically, it may encourage more people to practice good brushing and flossing habits and have regular dental checkups once they realize that oral health is linked to overall health and wellbeing. …

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