Category Archives: Dental Health

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth.  There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches.  Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals.  Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions. Periodontal diseases can be accelerated by a number…
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Oral Hygiene

Why is oral hygiene so important? Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities.  Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life.  The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. Periodontal disease and…
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The mouth is a window into the health of the body.  It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection.  For example, system diseases - those that affect the entire body-may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems. The mouth is filled with bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and…
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