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Practice Good Dental Hygiene During Special Occasions

Gingivitis and periodontal disease can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene. Depending on how severe the cases may be, surgery could be necessary to repair the damage done to the teeth and bones. The repair costs could be very expensive, even for people with dental insurance. By taking preventive measures, you can avoid periodontal […]

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Periodontal Therapy Can Help Save Your Teeth

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gum tissue, which if left untreated, will ultimately lead to the need for periodontal care. Periodontal disease is an infection of the bones and gums that surround the teeth. Once healthy gums remain inflamed (gingivitis), they ultimately cause infection to set up and create the need for the patient […]

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Anxiety Reduction Program

Anxiety Reduction Program

Many patients encounter a high degree of stress preceding and during dental procedures. Our dental office solves this problem in a variety of ways, uniquely tailored to the individual patient. Check out these patient testimonials about how well Dr. Williams and his team take care of dental phobics. We use the following options to manage […]

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Periodontal Diseases May Affect Reproduction

Periodontal Diseases May Affect Reproduction

Researchers found that women undergoing ovulation induction for infertility treatment for more than three menstrual cycles experience higher gingival inflammation, bleeding and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF). This study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Periodontology. In this study, the gingival inflammation levels of women undergoing infertility treatment and subjected to ovulation induction […]

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Heart Disease Associated With Oral Health

Heart Disease Associated With Oral Health

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows, for the first time, an association between coronary heart disease and oral health in women. Recent results have also shown that serological factors, might provide insight into the reported epidemiological association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in […]

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Pill That Fights Periodontal Disease

Pill That Fights Periodontal Disease

People who suffer from periodontitis can now take a pill to help them fight the disease. It won’t replace the regular cleanings and the deep cleanings, called root planing and scaling, but the recently approved drug (1998) has the potential to make the gums much healthier. CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals’ Periostat is new way to treat gum […]

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Choosing the Right Tooth-Whitening Process

Choosing the Right Tooth-Whitening Process

When you look into the mirror, do you see slight imperfections in what used to be your dazzling smile? Have age, stress, old fillings, and years of staining substances (coffee, tea, cola, red wine, medications, and tobacco) been causing your teeth to lose their luster? If you answered yes to more than one of the […]

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Periodontal Disease and Pre-term Pregnancy

Periodontal Disease and Pre-term Pregnancy

The role of periodontitis in general health is becoming a major interest. Periodontitis has been linked to heart disease and featured in a previous article. Now researchers are finding cause to believe that periodontitis is also linked to pre-term pregnancies and low birth weights. More than 60% of mortality among infants without congenital or anatomic […]

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Fluoride Facts

Fluoride Facts

Dental literature is replete with facts on the effectiveness of fluoride in preventing tooth decay. How does it work? Sugars in the mouth set up a favorable environment for the growth and development of germs. These germs produce acids that cause decay and leave behind deposits that injure the gums. One of the big defenses […]

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implantology (inserting a post into the jawbone to act as an anchor for dentures) goes back to the times of the early Egyptians. Mummies and skeletons have been examined, and they indicate that dental implants were attempted even in those days. Connect to our dental implant page. A dental implant is a device that […]

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