What Is a Periodontal Screening? [video]

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults, but this common affliction can be prevented, halted, and even reversed with proper dental care. That includes good oral hygiene at home and regular examinations by your dentist. The ...

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How Great Is Your Risk Of Gum Disease? [quiz]

This isn’t the first time we’ve written about gum disease, and it won’t be the last. Experts have estimated that between 70 and 80 percent of Americans have or will develop some form of periodontal disease. Even so, some people are at a higher ...

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Tracking The Stages Of Gum Disease [infographic]

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 65 million adults 30 and older have some form of periodontitis. This is an advanced form of gum disease. It’s also a good reminder for all of us to be aware of the symptoms of gum disease so we ...

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Catching Problems Early Can Prevent Worse Problems Later

The medical world will tell you that early detection is the key to curing or heading off the worst health problems. The same is true for your teeth. If you’re vigilant and look for issues before they become major, you can save yourself a lot of ...

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It’s Time To Test Your Knowledge About Gum Disease [quiz]

What affects nearly half of all adults over 30 and 70 percent of Americans 65 and older?* If you said gum disease or periodontal disease, then you are right. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. To mark this occasion, we have put together a test...

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