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Posts From December, 2010

Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the presence of gingival inflammation without the loss of connective tissue attachment.  If you experience redness, swelling and bleeding gums, these are signs of gingivitis.  If dental plaque is left undisturbed on teeth, meaning, a professional dental hygienist does not clean your teeth regularly, it causes a response by the body’s immune system.  The […]


Missing teeth

Did you know, tooth loss is not just a cosmetic problem?  Tooth loss can be caused by a rough hockey game, but more often by gum disease or extensive tooth decay.  Smokers are three times more likely to lose their teeth than those who stay smoke-free.  What’s more, a study published in July of 2003 […]


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