Periodontal Health Is Important for Men, Too!

Men already have a lot to worry about when it comes to health; they face shorter life spans, greater risk of heart attacks, and higher rates of cancer than women. One more thing can be added to that list: research shows that periodontal disease is more prevalent in men than women, and men lose more teeth
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How to Reduce Inflammation at Home

Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the supporting bone and tissues around the teeth. The inflammatory reaction is your body’s way of removing the toxins released by bacteria that live on your teeth and gums. However, when the inflammation lasts for too long or is too strong,
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Working Together for Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart

The connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease encourages cardiologists and periodontists to work together to ensure your health Gum disease and cardiovascular disease are both major public health issues that impact a large number of Americans every day. While these two diseases
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Protecting Your Oral Health

Congratulations! You’ve already taken the first step towards good oral health by pursuing active periodontal therapy. You’re already beginning to enjoy some of the benefits of treatment- a healthy mouth and a happy smile. Now that you’ve made the commitment to good oral health, it’s important
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ERs seeing increase of people visiting with dental problems

More people are heading to the emergency room with dental problems, an increase largely driven by young adults who don’t have dental benefits, according to the ADA Health Policy Resources Center. The number of dental emergency room visits in the U.S. increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million
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Periodontal Health and the Battle of the Sexes

Periodontal disease and its associated complications affect both men and women, so it’s important that both sexes are doing everything they can to maintain their periodontal health. However, research 1 published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that women are more proactive in maintaining
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I Had No Idea Periodontal Disease Is Linked to…

You may have seen stories in the news about the connection between periodontal disease and heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. However, those aren’t the only health conditions that are related to periodontal disease. Research has shown that having periodontal disease can put you at risk for a few
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A Lifetime of Healthy Teeth and Gums

People are now living longer and healthier lives, and older adults are more likely than ever before to keep their teeth for a lifetime. However, research has shown that older people also have the highest rates of periodontal disease. In fact, at least half of people over age 55 have some form of periodontal
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ADA issues statement on regular dental visits

To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits, at intervals determined by a dentist. In light of a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research, titled “Patient Stratification for Preventive Care in Dentistry,” the ADA wants to remind
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What You Need to Know about Bisphosphonates

You may have heard recent reports about bisphosphonate drugs and their potential effect on periodontal health. These reports can be alarming and even misleading, especially for those taking bisphosphonates. The information below explains what bisphosphonates are, how they are related to periodontal health,
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