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Important periodontal research for closing your dental year

The American Academy of Periodontology circulated a good recap of recent research about oral health and its connection to systemic health.  These points are good to know, and we share them below. “Research has shown that there may be an association between periodontal disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, […]

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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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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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