The Link Between Smoking & Gum Disease

Smoking cigarettes is a major cause for concern among dentists and healthcare providers worldwide. Not only does smoking create a host of respiratory and cardiovascular health issues, but it wreaks havoc on oral health. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, smoking is one of the leading causes for periodontal (gum) disease. Aside…

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The Correlation Between Diabetes and Your Oral Health

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans who have diabetes are surprised to learn about an association and increased occurrence of gum disease due to diabetes and vice versa. This two-way street could mean serious health problems. What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a disease that occurs when your body’s ability to…

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What is Periodontal Disease?

April 15, 2014 Fact: 4 out of every 5 adults will develop periodontal disease in their lifetime. Because periodontal disease is so common, it is important that you know what exactly periodontal disease is, how to prevent it, and how to treat it. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammatory disease that…

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Your Oral Health May Affect Your Baby

April 11, 2014 During the nine months of pregnancy, the last thing on your mind may be your oral health. However, it is especially important to pay attention to your teeth during pregnancy. With pregnancy comes hormonal changes. These hormone changes increase your risk for periodontal disease- also known as gum disease- as well as…

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