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American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
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The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.
The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.

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Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Your periodontist can perform a gum graft surgery to repair the defect and help to prevent further recession and bone loss. http://ow.ly/9tj530hoJUz
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People who exercise regularly demonstrate fewer incidences of #GumDisease than those who do not. But, don’t over do it—while moderate exercise may help reduce inflammation in your body, extreme exercise (such as marathon running) can actually increase systemic inflammation. http://ow.ly/GRh430hoD5L
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Heart health, diabetes, brain health, pregnancy issues, and oral cancer are just a few of the serious health conditions linked to #GumDisease.
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Caring for your gums with the help of a periodontist is a key component of ensuring your wellbeing beyond the mouth. This is what periodontists call the perio-systemic link. Click to learn more about the peri-systemic link.
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Studies have suggested a link between #GumDisease and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as premature birth, low birth weight, and preeclampsia. It is especially important that women considering pregnancy have a comprehensive periodontal evaluation. http://ow.ly/dMr930hoDbT
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Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical, deep cleaning below the gum line, and often a first step to treating #GumDisease. Your periodontist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar (a buildup of disease-causing bacteria) from areas that brushing and flossing cannot reach, including from the tooth roots.
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Scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning below the gum line, is often a first step to treating #GumDisease. Your periodontist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar (a buildup of disease-causing bacteria) from areas that brushing and flossing cannot reach, including from the roots of the teeth.
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During pregnancy, hormonal changes can lead to “pregnancy gingivitis,” despite following a regular oral healthcare regimen. The American Academy of Periodontology recommends all pregnant women undergo an evaluation from a periodontist. Find a periodontist today:
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Are you experiencing bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods? It may be time to see a periodontist. Bloody gums are a symptom of #GumDisease.
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