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It Is Imperative to Treat Gum Disease, but Why?

Treating Gum Disease Is Imperative, but Why?

By Dental Health, Dental Visit, Oral Health
While it is common to experience some degree of gum disease, it is imperative that it is treated by your dental provider. Gum Disease or periodontal disease begins with a build-up of plaque, which is bacterial growth between teeth and along the gum-line and if left untreated, is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults in the US. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that over 50% of Americans over the age of 30 live with Gum Disease, it is a dental and medical…
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Oral Health Problems May Affect Your Overall Health

Oral Health Problems May Affect Your Overall Health

By Oral Health
  Overall health and wellbeing is significantly impacted by Oral Health. Failure to maintain healthy oral hygiene can pave the way for a number of medical issues, illnesses, and problems. Some ways that oral health problems may affect your overall health and wellbeing include: Gum Disease It does not come as a surprise that your mouth is loaded with bacteria, some good and some bad. Daily brushing and flossing keeps the less-healthy bacteria at bay. If you fail to maintain dental hygiene, bacteria could morph into oral infections, gum disease,…
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The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene for Older Adults

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene for Older Adults

By Oral Health
Just because you are getting older does not make you immune to dental issues stemming from poor oral hygiene. In fact, your risk for many dental-related problems increases with age. Prevent problems and pain later with consistent and good oral hygiene now. There are many reasons that put Older Adults at high-risk for a slew of dental issues: Inability to Brush There are seniors that may experience mobility challenges or physical challenges that make it difficult, if not impossible, to brush properly without assistance. It may be particularly tough for…
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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

By Dental Health, Oral Health
Over half of adults in this country have some degree of periodontal disease, but do you know what it is?  Periodontal disease is an inflammation caused by plaque that forms on your teeth, and is the number-one cause of tooth loss among adults in the US. Six signs and symptoms of Periodontal Disease are: Bad Breath How is your breath? Chronic bad breath is one of the earliest signs and symptoms of periodontal disease. Perhaps someone you love struggles with bad-smelling breath; they might also have an early case of…
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