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Evaluate the Health of Your Gums

Gum disease is a widespread dental health issue that affects millions of people. In fact, the prevalence of gum disease is on the rise. Currently, over 67.5 million people have periodontal disease, with one out of every two adults displaying symptoms of the disease. Are you at risk of developing gum disease? We talk about […]

Quiz: Safeguard Your Smile with a Cleaning

When was the last time you received a thorough dental cleaning? I don’t mean brushing and flossing from home, I mean a cleaning from your dentist or dental hygienists. Many people don’t realize that regular dental cleanings can significantly reduce your risk of developing tooth decay and even periodontal disease. For more information, try our […]

Can Lasers Treat Periodontal Disease?

How does one treat periodontal disease? There are a wide range of treatment options, including improved dental maintenance, scaling and root planing. However, in recent years researchers have made huge breakthroughs in laser dentistry. Many practices across the country are employing dental lasers to treat periodontal disease, including ours. Below, we discuss how laser dentistry […]

FAQs: What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease currently affects millions of American adults. In fact, over 64.7 million people exhibit the symptoms of periodontal disease. Patients with gum disease may experience sore or bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and in the advanced stages, tooth loss. What causes gum disease to form in the first place? Your Periodontics […]

Quiz: Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth

Tooth loss hurts both the health and esthetics of your smile. Patients with multiple missing teeth can experience difficulty eating and may be hesitant to smile and laugh. With full mouth dental implants, you can receive either implant-supported dental bridges or even implant-supported dentures, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence and ease. For […]

Understanding Stress and Periodontal Disease

Stress can leave us feeling exhausted and with knots in our stomachs. But can stress also have a negative impact on our dental health, too? According to three researchers from the Tufts’ Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, stress may increase the chances of developing periodontal disease. This ground breaking new hypothesis may change our […]

Quiz: Do We Need Oral Cancer Screenings?

Did you know over 42,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year in the United States? Of that number, unfortunately, over 50% will succumb to the disease within about five years. The high mortality rate of oral cancer is typically because the disease isn’t uncovered until the late stages. However, with regular oral cancer […]

Breakthroughs in Identifying Gum Disease

We know that diagnosing the presence of gum disease is vital for treating the issue and avoiding harmful symptoms. However, in many cases gum disease isn’t uncovered until the later stages, often as the problem progresses into periodontitis. Fortunately, there is a team of researchers making great strides in the identification of periodontal disease. Soon, […]

Advanced Weapons in the Fight Against Gum Disease

The battleground: your gums. The enemy: periodontal disease, the single leading cause of adult tooth loss and an inflammatory disorder that can increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. Your ally: a periodontist with access to state-of-the-art dental technology. At Periodonitcs Associates continuing education is a top priority in order to stay abreast […]

Talking Man to Man About Male Gum Disease

Let’s be clear about one thing – seeking treatment for gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease isn’t a matter of masculinity. It’s a matter of taking responsibility for your health in the face of a potentially life-altering condition. The American Academy of Periodontology cautions that men have a significantly higher risk than women of developing gum […]