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What is a Deep Cleaning?

Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments in St. Clair Shores, MI If it’s been a while since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning. Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn’t removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and […]

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Healthy Tooth VS Periodontitis

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease

Gum Disease may be a sign of systemic inflammation Unlike acute inflammation (your body’s defense against illness or injury) chronic inflammation simultaneously heals and destroys tissue. It’s what happens when the immune system doesn’t know when to stop and often leads to such diseases as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and gum disease. Dentally […]

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Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth

The Dental Connection to Diabetes The first symptoms are often oral problems More and more, we realize there’s a relationship between infections in your mouth and inflammation caused by diabetes. And neglecting one makes the other worse! Make sure your blood glucose is controlled. If you have diabetes, uncontrolled blood glucose makes you more susceptible […]

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Healthy Teeth VS Periodontal Disease

Does Gum Disease Hurt?

Periodontal Disease Can Be Painless One of the reasons gum disease is such a problem is that it progresses gradually, often with no pain during the initial stages. So how can you tell if you’re affected? Have a look at some of the symptoms: Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing – No amount of […]

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Early Diagnosis is the Most Effective Means of Control Periodontal (gum) disease is more common than heart disease or even cancer, but because it’s not categorized as “life threatening,” few people know much about the condition. The tragedy of this disease is that it can totally devastate your appearance. Left untreated, it will erode your […]

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Gum Disease & Public Health

Gum Disease has Bigger Implications Gum disease continues to pose a significant threat to public health, with some studies suggesting more American adults have gum disease than previously thought. As detection, screening and awareness has improved over the years, we now know that the prevalence of moderate to severe periodontal disease may have been underestimated […]

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Children's Periodontal Health

Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

It would be comforting to think that gum disease afflicted only adults. But adolescents and even pre-adolescents are especially at risk for what is often called Localized Juvenile Periodontitis (LJP). We usually think of periodontal disease as a result of plaque and calculus build-up. But the real culprit is bacteria that can spread from site […]

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