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Did you know that there are over 500 species of bacteria found in dental plaque? When you don’t brush and floss your teeth, these bacteria can inflame your gums and lead to gum disease.
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Detection of gum disease is often more difficult in tobacco users because the nicotine and other chemicals found in tobacco products that can hide the symptoms commonly associated with gum disease.
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Gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which can make teeth look long. A periodontist can fix this problem with a procedure called root coverage where tissue from the mouth’s palate is used to cover the exposed root.
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Next time you decide to make a cup of tea, reach for the green tea! Green tea, which contains antioxidants, has been shown to reduce the risk of gum disease and heart disease by reducing inflammation in the body
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How many of these foods have you eaten lately? See the full list here -> https://www.yahoo.com/health/7-terrible-foods-for-your-c1425334693151.html
You might want to give your teeth some extra TLC after eating thees foods.
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The Huffington Post​: "In other words, as odious as it may be, flossing isn't optional..." We couldn't agree more!
Read here -> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/02/toothbrushing-mistakes_n_6744956.html
By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com It's not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavities (not to mention prevent bad breath). But what if the way you brush your teeth actually makes you m...
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Chronic periodontitis results in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth, progressive attachment, and bone loss. http://www.perio.org/consumer/types-gum-disease.html
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Research suggests that gum disease is higher in men than in women. This may be because men are less likely to go to the dentist or because men have worse indicators of periodontal health than women, including a higher incidence of dental plaque, tartar, and bleeding on probing.
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Ignoring your oral hygiene routine allows plaque to build up along the gum line, and can lead to gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.
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Alcohol can irritate your gums, and can contribute to poor healing after surgery. Heavy drinkers often suffer from tooth decay as a result of the increased exposure to sugars and acids that are often found in alcoholic beverages.
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Did you know grinding your teeth applies extra force on supporting teeth tissues, destroying gum tissues faster & raising the risk of #GumDisease?
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Did you know that periodontists are experts in performing procedures that can regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth and possibly reverse some of the damage caused by gum disease? Learn more -> http://www.perio.org/consumer/regeneration.htm
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Periodontist are the oral health specialists who are responsible of taking care of our gums and teeth so that we could maintain optimal oral and dental health. They also perform laser periodontal treatment to treat severe gum disorders to prevent development of more serious medical conditions from arising. http://www.xpressdentalclinic.com
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The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.
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The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an 8,000-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. The current membership includes periodontists and general dentists from all 50 states as well as around the world.

Who are Periodontists?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease or gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.