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Dental Concerns When Pregnant

You probably know that being pregnant causes many changes to the body. What you might not know is that pregnancy has implications for your dental care as well. Due to the changes in hormones experienced during pregnancy, this period can negatively affect your oral health. So while it might be common knowledge to let your [...]

Dental Concerns When Pregnant2022-07-05T19:57:46+00:00

Gum Recession Causes & Effects

Why Gum Recession Matters Healthy gums are crucial to healthy teeth! Gum recession is one of the signs of poor oral health, and it can also cause direct problems to teeth. If you have ongoing gum problems or periodontal disease, call our office today at (586) 771-4411. Healthy teeth receive protection from a layer of [...]

Gum Recession Causes & Effects2020-04-14T08:00:26+00:00

Hormones and Periodontal Disease

Women of all ages are prone to changing levels of progesterone in the body. And progesterone—especially when you are pregnant or taking oral contraceptives—causes some bacteria to grow in awesome numbers. Unfortunately, the bacteria associated with gum disease are among them. Are you taking progesterone medication? Tell us if these ring a bell: Provera, Amen, [...]

Hormones and Periodontal Disease2016-11-15T00:00:50+00:00