This American Diabetes Month, We Have Some Tips To Protect Your Teeth and Gums! 

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November isn’t just Thanksgiving: It’s also National Diabetes Month. This disease affects around 37 million Americans, including adults and young people. Oral health is closely linked to health issues, including diabetes, and vice versa. Along with your primary care doctor and other specialists, your health care team should also include your dentist!     People with diabetes… Read more »

Insights into Periodontitis from Salivary Testing

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Periodontal disease can be difficult to treat, and nearly impossible to cure completely. However, we have modern tools that allow us to treat it more and more effectively. One such tool useful for improving treatment is salivary testing. Salivary testing takes a sample of your saliva from the areas affected by periodontitis and analyzes the… Read more »

Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis are connected and can influence each other. It’s even possible that one can cause the other. At the end of 2016, researchers from John Hopkins University published a paper identifying a bacterial link between the two diseases, and other studies have found similar results with other pathogens. These bacteria may… Read more »

Periodontitis Poses Many Problems

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Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue primarily caused by a buildup of tartar at the gum line. The earliest stage of gum disease, called gingivitis can cause gums red or inflamed gums that bleed easily during brushing and flossing. If gingivitis isn’t resolved in a timely manner it can develop into the… Read more »