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Gum Disease Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an oral condition that can lead to a variety of serious health concerns when left untreated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately half of Americans 30 years and older suffer from periodontitis, the more advanced form of gum disease. Periodontitis is known to increase one’s risk of conditions like hypertension, heart disease, and stroke, and based on more recent research,…

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How Gum Disease Affects My Health

Gum disease is a common problem caused by a bacterial infection in the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. If this goes untreated, the disease can continue to worsen and eventually lead to loose or missing teeth. In addition to these issues, many people may not realize that gum disease can have an effect on your overall systemic health as well. If you do not brush, floss and visit the dentist regularly,…

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How Is Gum Recession Treated?

Dental implants can be placed by a variety of different professionals. Because of this, it can be difficult to choose the right dentist or surgeon for your procedure. The truth is, not all dental implant professionals have the necessary expertise to provide optimal results. Some have minimal training and experience with dental implant surgery, while others have undergone extensive training and have provided successful outcomes for the most complex of cases….

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What Causes Gum Recession?

Receding gums are an extremely common oral problem – one that can be effectively improved with the right treatment. When your gums begin to recede, more of your tooth root is exposed, making it especially susceptible to decay, sensitivity and eventual loosening of the tooth. This is why Dr. Daniel Lauer emphasizes the importance of treating the recession when it causes concern. To help prevent the problem from becoming a severe…

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8 Risk Factors That Can Lead to Gum Disease

Most people will develop some form of gum disease at some point in their life, whether the beginning stages of gingivitis or the more severe stage of periodontitis. As noted in our previous blog post “Protect Your Overall Health with Good Oral Hygiene,” your risk of developing the disease can be influenced by factors that you can or cannot control. When you are aware of these risk factors, you have a…

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Protect Your Overall Health with Good Oral Hygiene

It is common knowledge that practicing good oral hygiene is important to maintain healthy teeth. What many people may not realize, however, is that simple brushing and flossing of the teeth can help protect your overall health. Studies have shown a strong link between oral and systemic health — when one suffers, you increase your risk of developing more serious conditions in the other. This mouth body connection is why Dr….

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