Social embarrassments come in many sizes. But chronic bad breath is near the top of the list. It affects those nearest and dearest to us and may limit the close social contacts we treasure most. Worse yet, a person with bad breath may be unaware they’re offensive—we “turn off” our sensitivity […]
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You grew up with fluoride. Your teeth show it in the very fact that you still have them. Before 1945, by the time your nest was empty, your mouth was often empty too. But when cities began adding fluoride to water supplies, tooth decay took a nose dive. Most of us […]
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Periodontal disease, aka gum disease—50 percent of adults over 30 have it, for a total of 64.7 million Americans. The rate jumps to over 70 percent for seniors over 65. Men, smokers, and Mexican- Americans have the highest risk. Experts call periodontal disease one of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases in […]
Four of every five Americans suffer from gum disease, but certain people are at greater risk than others. Here’s who: Anyone 65 or older Tobacco users The obese, and those with poor diets Pregnant women Anyone under great stress, especially those who clench or grind their teeth Those taking certain […]
The dictionary defines an accident as an “unplanned event.” And when that “unplanned event”occurs unexpectedly in your mouth, it can be an unsettling experience. The team at this office understands. We’re committed to be there for you in case of emergency. But it’s important to remember that there can be […]
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What Do We Know Now? A recent report from the US Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease increases with age, 70.1% of […]