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How To Properly Brush and Floss
Dental Tips |3 min read

How To Properly Brush and Floss

Many people do not know how to properly brush and floss. However, brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene. Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and debris, excellent homecare methods are equally valuable....

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What Are the Causes of Periodontal Disease?
Periodontics |4 min read

What Are the Causes of Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease and periodontitis, is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, may result in tooth loss. Gum disease begins with the inflammation and irritation of the gingival tissues which surround and support the teeth....

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What Does Periodontal Treatment Include?
Periodontics |1 min read

What Does Periodontal Treatment Include?

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the...

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How Is Periodontal Disease Diagnosed?
Periodontics |1 min read

How Is Periodontal Disease Diagnosed?

Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during a periodontal examination. This type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up. A periodontal probe (small dental instrument) is gently used to measure the sulcus (pocket...

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What Is Periodontal Disease? (Gum Disease)
Periodontics |3 min read

What Is Periodontal Disease? (Gum Disease)

The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition that affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth, eventually affecting the jawbone itself in the...

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