Loose Teeth – A Sign of Trouble That Requires Quick Action

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Loose teeth are an exciting rite of passage in childhood; in adulthood, they’re anything but. In fact, a permanent tooth that feels loose is a sign that you need to make an appointment with our office right away. The quicker we act, the better chance we will have of saving the tooth. What causes loose…

Gum Disease: Are you at Risk?

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Did you know that roughly 75% of Americans suffer from some sort of gum disease? Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) refers to the progressive loss of attachment between the fibers that connect the bone and gum tissues to the teeth, and the consequential loss of the tooth-supporting bone itself. As you get older,…

Seven Easy Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

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Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to serious infection and even loss of teeth; but it can easily be prevented. Here are seven things you can do to prevent gum disease — or stop it in its tracks if you already have it. Understand the causes of gum disease. Diseases of periodontal (from the root words…

Diabetics, Watch Out for a Hidden Enemy: Gum Disease

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Periodontal (gum) disease, though it may be invisible to everyone but your dentist, can have a powerful effect on your entire body. Not only is it dangerous to your teeth and jaws, but it can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke, cause preterm births in pregnant women, and affect blood sugar control in…