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Don’t Ignore These Top Signs of Gum Infection
Nearly half of the American population has some form of gum disease. From the beginning stages of gingivitis to the more advanced periodontal disease, gum disease damages your teeth as well as your gums. A gum infection could point to the fact that you have gum disease. What are the signs of a gum infection and what could they mean…Continue reading
Why Do We Lose Our Teeth as We Age?
Despite the fact that nearly 30% of American seniors are missing all of their teeth and another almost 180 million are missing at least one tooth, losing teeth as you age is not natural! While there are several culprits behind missing teeth as we get older, age simply isn’t a factor. So what are the reasons that we lose our…Continue reading
The Risks of Untreated Chronic Gum Disease
We’ve all heard about the risks of letting gum disease go untreated. As the gums are increasingly affected, they can recede, and even tooth loss can occur. Although these are serious problems, there’s something even more significant to consider – there is growing evidence that untreated chronic gum disease may lead to cancer. A recent study supported by the National…Continue reading
What can you do to prevent gum disease?
Gingivitis and periodontitis are serious issues that can be very harmful to the health of your teeth. Furthermore, there’s growing evidence to show that excess bacteria left untreated in the mouth can contribute to bigger health problems like diabetes and gum disease. There is hope, however – there are plenty of actions you can take to keep gum disease at…Continue reading
My Perio Path Diagnostic testing
When MyPerioPath® salivary diagnostic test results arrive, we notify patients of the findings regarding levels of certain disease-causing bacteria in your mouth. Left untreated, these bacteria can cause a severe periodontal infection. The infection can cause the gum to pull away from the teeth, forming pockets in which bacteria can grow and cause further damage, leading to tooth loss. With…Continue reading
Hypertension and Gum Disease – What You Should Do
What you should do if you think you have gum disease: • ASK your Dentist or Hygienist to do a comprehensive periodontal evaluation for you at least once per year and a periodontal screening at every visit • If you have gum disease and HBP you should have a salivary diagnostic test to determine the type and amount of bacteria…Continue reading
New Oral DNA Testing Now Available
We are excited to offer three new laboratory tests to our patients. All three tests are non-invasive and only require the patient to swish a saline type liquid in their mouth for 30 seconds then discard in the test cup. All tests are sent via FedEx to the Oral DNA Lab in Tennessee and we receive the results in a…Continue reading