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Bad Breath, Frank Talk

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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Gum Disease—Who’s At Risk?

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 […]

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How we Manage Dental Emergencies

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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Does Flossing Really Help?

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 […]

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Floss Your Way to a Healthy Heart!

However you describe it, the relationship between periodontal and heart disease is growing more distinct. It may even prove a more significant risk factor than well-known warning signs like high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

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Gum Disease is a Significant Health Concern

More American adults may have gum disease than previously thought, say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Results of a study released in September 2010 suggest that previous studies may have underestimated the prevalence of moderate to severe periodontal disease in the […]

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