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How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?

When you think about tooth loss, you often imagine older adults, who now need dentures or dental implants to replace them. However, tooth loss doesn’t care how old you are. Even children can experience tooth loss. Dental implants are considered to be one of the best options for replacing missing teeth, but can you be […]

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Diagnosing Gum Disease

The earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, are usually accompanied by red, swollen, bleeding gums. Sometimes, however, this stage is without symptoms and can go unnoticed for quite some time, until more serious stages of gum disease have set in. If you suspect you may be suffering from gum disease, your dentist will […]

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How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected

Obesity is well known to be linked to several other serious health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks and more. However, many people do not realize that there is a link between your weight and your gum health. Those individuals who are overweight are at a greater risk of developing gum […]

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What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue

Your gums are an important feature of your mouth. They sit snugly against your teeth, providing a protective seal to keep out dangerous oral bacteria. When you lose a tooth, that area of your gums no longer has anything to protect. So, what happens to the excess gum tissue? What Causes Tooth Loss? The most […]

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What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed

Many people think that bleeding gums is something that just happens when you brush or floss your teeth. The truth is, bleeding gums is not normal. While it can be attributed to brushing or flossing to hard, it is most often an early warning sign of gum disease. If not treated, gum disease only gets […]

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Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too

When suffering from gum disease, it is important that you know what things can help the problem, and what things can make it worse. It is good to make sure that your diet is varied and includes things like water and juice as your beverages. However, if you have too much juice, it can actually […]

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Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary

Some people get a ridge augmentation done to help make the shape of their face or their mouth a bit more pleasing. However, it isn’t just a procedure that is done for cosmetic reasons. More often than not, periodontists choose to perform a ridge augmentation to help restore the health of the mouth before a […]

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What Alcohol Does to the Mouth

Many people think that a drink now and again isn’t going to really cause them any harm. Even using an alcohol-based mouthwash is even normal for many. However, if you take the time to learn what alcohol really does to the mouth, you can quickly see that it causes far more harm than it would […]

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