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Periodontal disease is an infection of the teeth, gums and the bone that bone that surrounds your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adults tooth lost. Stopping this condition begins with a[...]

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Gum disease, also known as Periodontal disease, is caused by bacteria in the mouth. It begins as plaque, the sticky film that builds up on teeth almost immediately after eating. If allowed to stay on the[...]

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Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery. During this procedure the gums are lifted back and the tarter is removed. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where[...]

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Alexandre R. Vieira, D.D. S., Ph.D., senior author of both papers and an assistant professor of oral biology, and his colleagues at the School of Dental Medicine found that the rate of dental caries was influenced[...]

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The researchers compared two markers: the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) used to measure inflammation levels in prostate disease, and clinical attachment level (CAL) of the gums and teeth, which can be an[...]

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The findings are encouraging but the study was not designed to firmly establish cause and effect, said George Taylor, University of Michigan associate professor of dentistry, who also has an appointment in[...]

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Susceptibility for Caries, Gum Disease Found in Genes. Alexandre R. Vieira, D.D. S., Ph.D., senior author of both papers and an assistant professor of oral biology, and his colleagues at the School of Dental[...]

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The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has worked closely with CDC since 2003 on periodontal disease surveillance. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent. This study is published[...]

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1. Are your gums red or swollen? 2. Do you ever have pain in your mouth? 3. Do your gums bleed during brushing? 4. Do you have persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth? 5. Have your gums pulled away[...]

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Over time, levels of more dangerous types of bacteria build up within tartar. Mean and vengeful, these bacteria produce toxins that irritate and inflame the gums. This condition is known as gingivitis, the first[...]

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If you have swollen, bleeding gums, you may have periodontal disease. And the sooner we eliminate this menace in your mouth, the better. Left untreated, perio can cause serious loss of teeth and bone, and it has[...]

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Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease. The first signs and symptoms of gingivitis are red and swollen gums. Gingivitis is a mild condition and can be reversible, but during pregnancy it can cause[...]

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First vaccine for treating gum disease by Daniel Zimmermann, DTI HONG KONG/LEIPZIG, Germany: Scientists from the University of Melbourne, Australia, have announced to have partnered with CSl Limited and[...]

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- Covers malignant and non-malignant disease, providing a definitive reference source - Provides practical, accessible information aimed at the whole multi-disciplinary team - Many of the issues relevant to mouth[...]

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Facts on Gum (Periodontal) Disease Periodontal disease affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth . Gingivitis is an early stage of periodontal disease where the gums may become red, swollen[...]

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The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it[...]

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Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during a periodontal examination. This type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up. A periodontal probe (small dental[...]

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Periodontitis, or Pyorrhea, is a disease involving inflammation of the gums, often persisting unnoticed for years or decades in a patient, that results in loss of bone around teeth.

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Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is also called periodontal disease. The two stages of gum disease are called gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is[...]

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The most common disease in the United States is not what you may think. Heart disease, stroke, or cancer come to mind, but actually gum disease is the single most prevalent disease in America. In fact, it affects[...]

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What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is a low grade chronic inflammatory condition triggered by deposits of bacterial plaque and tartar. Everyone has a different response to the plaque bacteria;[...]

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Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during a periodontal examination. This type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up. A periodontal probe (small dental[...]

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It may be hard to tell if you have a mild case of gum disease. Healthy gums are pink and firm, fit snugly around the teeth, and do not bleed easily. But mild cases of gum disease (gingivitis) cause: Gums that[...]

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If left untreated, tooth loss can result, which can be unsightly, make people feel self-conscious, and which can impair the ability to eat, resulting in poor nutrition. Worse yet, medical research shows that[...]

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Periodontal disease is initiated in the main as gingivitis, which in a smaller subset of individuals progresses to the more advanced form referred to as periodontitis. Gingivitis is restricted to the marginal[...]

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A diet full of fish and nuts goes a long way to protect people from gum disease - a new study has shown. The research has suggested that polyunsaturated fatty acids found in foods such as fatty fish and nuts will[...]

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Gingivitis is usually caused by a sticky film of bacteria, known as plaque. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. If plaque is not removed with proper daily flossing and brushing, gums can become irritated and[...]

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Gum Disease During Pregnancy Can Be Treated At Machias Dental Care. Many mothers have experienced gum disease, dental pain and/or tooth extraction during or shortly after their pregnancy. This is often seen as[...]

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Periodontal disease is the name for bacterial infections of the gums in the mouth. Periodontitis, or Pyorrhea, is a disease involving inflammation of the gums, often persisting unnoticed for years or decades in[...]

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If you feel anxiety when you have to go to the dentist, it means that you have a dental phobia. When it comes to triggering a fear response, few things can set people off like an upcoming trip to the[...]

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Your dentist or dental hygienist may take X-rays of your teeth to look for bone damage and other problems. Your dentist or dental hygienist will examine your gums and teeth for gum disease during regular visits.[...]

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Soft tissue graft is also known as gingival graft. Soft tissue graft is a procedure that allows the dentist to correct gums that are pulled away from the tooth and are exposing the root surface. The lengthening[...]

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Periodontal Disease - Silent And Deadly. Periodontal disease can go on for years without pain and without detection unless specific examination procedures are performed. Visual oral examination by itself (even[...]

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Periodontal (gum disease) Treatment The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for ones teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not[...]

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Gum disease usually begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and ends, if it’s not treated, with tooth loss. Tooth loss occurs due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. The two main types of[...]

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Gum disease is also known as gingivitis. Gum disease can lead to oral infection and can damage the teeth and the gums. Gum disease is the first stage of periodontal disease. If the gum disease it’s left untreated,[...]

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The new vaccine approach is targeting the ‘ring leader’ of a group of pathogenic bacteria called P. gingivalis that cause periodontitis. According to a US-based P. gingivalis research consortium, elevated levels of[...]

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Maintenance It only takes twenty four hours for plaque that is not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar)! Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard to reach[...]

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Half of the U.S. population age 30 and older is affected by gum disease - a chronic inflammatory infection that impacts the surrounding and supporting structures of the teeth. Gum disease itself produces its own[...]

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Gum Disease...Can Be Helped At Machias Dental Care. The American Dental Association says that over 75-80% of all adults, even in the Machias, Calais and Bangor area, have or will have some form of gum[...]

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Everybody knows that is not easy to quit smoking, but there are many reasons to do that. Here are some of these reasons. Smoking is more than just a cause of bad breath. Smoking significantly raises your risk[...]

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The key to preventing gum disease is keeping the teeth free of plaque and tartar by brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and visiting the dentist for cleanings. Non-surgical treatment is geared toward eliminating[...]

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What is gum disease? Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. It is also called periodontal disease. The two stages of gum disease are called gingivitis and[...]

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To find out if you have gum disease, your dentist will do an exam to look for: Bleeding gums. Hard buildups of plaque and tartar above and below the gums. Areas where your gums are pulling away or shrinking[...]

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