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  • What is Gum Disease and how to Prevent it

    Gum disease or periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It amounts to about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – a sticky, colorless film constantly forming on the teeth –…

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  • Toothpaste

    Brushing with toothpaste (also called a “dentifrice”) is important for several reasons. First and foremost, toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque. Plaque is a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth. This can cause caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, toothpaste contains fluoride,…

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  • Oral Health for Seniors

    Proper oral care can keep you smiling well into retirement. Brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush are as important as ever. Flossing can help you save your teeth by removing plaque between teeth and below the gum line that your toothbrush cannot reach. What are some problems…

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    Oral Health and Your Heart

    Researchers are finding possible links between periodontal infections and other diseases throughout the body. Current studies suggest that there may be a link between periodontal (gum) disease, heart disease and other health conditions. In fact, research suggests that gum disease may be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than hypertension, smoking, cholesterol, gender…

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  • Diabetes and Oral Health

     Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal disease than those who do not have diabetes. Periodontal (gum) disease may result from gingivitis, an inflamation of the gums usually caused by the presence of bacteria in plaque. Plaque is the sticky film that accumulates on teeth both…

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