Posts Tagged: periodontal disease

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How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with diabetes? It’s important to understand how this condition affects oral health. Diabetes is a disease that can cause damage to the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other essential systems in the body. Many early diabetics also don’t realize that problems can arise in their mouth as well…. Read more

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Age and Dental Health

As you grow older your teeth, gums and mouth also age. Here is how aging is related to oral health and how you can keep a healthy smile. Acid Erosion Like any machine, the more wear and tear you put on your body the less effectively it works! The biggest factor affecting the decay of… Read more

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Why Good Oral Health Can Save Your Life

You might think that strong oral health is only good for your teeth, mouth and gums but having a happy healthy mouth can actually affect the rest of your body, and could save your life! The mouth, like most parts of the body, is teeming with bacteria. Now normally the body’s natural defenses and a… Read more

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What Happens When Cavities Go Untreated

Cavities are a result of tooth decay and can become a painful nuisance. We always insist that our patients get their cavities filled as soon as they are discovered. A cavity can be compared to an infection. A result of tooth decay, cavities are composed of harmful bacteria which combined with an acidic environment, attack… Read more

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The Truth About Gingivitis

Are you gums sore and red? Does your mouth bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? If you answered yes to these questions you probably have the mildest form of gum disease called gingivitis. Although gingivitis is common among many adults, it’s still a very important issue to take control of as soon as… Read more