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8Jun, 2016

Proper Brushing and Flossing

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Along with a regular dental exam, brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do for your dental health. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Regular and thorough brushing removes the plaque that causes gum disease and decay. Brushing your teeth isn’t complicated, but there is a right way to do it. How to Brush Step 1 Use a soft brush with rounded bristles. Choose a size and shape that allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. Replace your toothbrush every three […]
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15May, 2016

What is Periodontal Disease?

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To understand periodontitis, it is important to have an idea of the anatomy of the tooth and its supporting structure. In almost all cases, periodontitis starts with gingivitis. In susceptible patients, plaque and tartar will cause irritation of the gums and bone loss. This condition is called periodontitis. Bone loss, means that the support of the tooth is reduced. Uncontrolled continuation of bone loss leads to tooth loss. When periodontitis is present: Pocket depth increases due to swelling and bone loss. The gums may bleed more easily when touched. The […]
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