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Last minute stocking stuffers you can find in the drugstore

If you need some more ideas for what to put in those stockings, and you don’t want to brave the department stores, here are a few things you can pick up at your neighborhood pharmacy. Toothpaste!  Spring for the good stuff — sensitive or whitening or specially-flavored Floss!  Try the coated king Toothbrush!  Go for […]

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Tips for your teeth at Thanksgiving — and always

This season, we’re recommending that patients put themselves on the path to a healthy mouth by adopting healthy habits now. No need to wait for the new year.

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Watch out for those giant burgers

Always chop your food down to size.

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Four things to know about menopause and periodontal disease

For Jane Q. Citizen: if your doctor is not asking you questions about your oral health, bring it up in your next examination. Tell your doctors that you want periodontal status to be an aspect of your annual physicals and gynecological exams.

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Periodontal surgery and your heart

Chronic periodontal disease is widespread in the general population, and a significant proportion of adults suffer from the most severe form of the disease. The more we treat it, the better chance we have of preserving our overall health.

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The questions to ask your dentist during your biannual checkups

You take the time and make the effort to get poked and prodded by your dentist twice a year to make sure you do not have a problem with your teeth — and to make sure you’re not displaying signs of periodontal disease. Your dentist or the hygienist should probe your gums during your checkup, looking for some basic signs. We’ve listed them below with the questions you can ask to ensure that your dentist is detecting a periodontal problem as early as possible. If you do show symptoms, your dentist should recommend that you begin treatment right away. With a periodontist.

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Periodontal disease is more prevalent than originally estimated

The best way to avoid becoming a periodontal statistic is to make sure you’re doing an outstanding job in the oral hygiene department. This means brushing and flossing, of course, but also visiting your dentist every six months.

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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 5

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently. Number 5: How do I avoid periodontal disease?

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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 4

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently. Number 4: Why is a dental implant the best solution for the tooth I lost to periodontal disease?

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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 3

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently. Number 3: Why do I need a periodontist to treat periodontal disease?

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