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The Connection between Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.The findings, which are published in PLOS ONE, suggest that periodontal disease, a common but preventable […]

This Week in Perio

This week in Perio we are looking at many different studies regarding the links between periodontal disease and unhealthy blood pressure, immune culprits linked to inflammation and bone loss in gum disease and cancer-detecting mouthwash. Click the link to learn more!    

Should You Brush or Floss First?

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear on a daily basis is “Should I brush or floss first?” This article, published by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), explains the data researchers have found through surveys and randomized controlled clinical trials. Find out what is best to maintain the health of your smile! […]

The Importance of Oral Health and Type 2 Diabetes

In the article below, the University of Buffalo performed a study evaluating Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy on patients with type 2 diabetes and the effect it had on their HbA1c levels. Overall the study showed that non-surgical treatment of periodontitis improves the glycemic status and levels of glycated hemoglobin, which proves great importance of oral health […]

Gum Disease Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to a study presented at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology people at risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis have increased levels of gum disease.  Check out this great article published by Denistry Today for additional information:   Give us a call at one of our convenient locations to learn more about your gum health […]

High Quality H2O

Whether you’re drinking from a glass that is half-empty or half-full, drinking a glass of water is always beneficial to your health.

Lasers for Healthy Gums!

For periodontal care, lasers are proving themselves to be less invasive tools for accomplishing (in most cases) the same mission: the cleaning of tissue and roots under the gums to avoid or treat gum disease.

Learning the Lingo – Dental Implants

Dental implants are a safe and effective replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is placed in your jawbone and integrates with your natural bone.

Going Green: Dark Green Vegetables and Dental Health

Everyone is going green, but did you know that “going green” can also benefit your oral health? Your pH levels inside your body can greatly affect your overall health. Too much acid in your system can make various parts of your body inflamed.

10 Tips to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease can be serious business if left untreated. The good news is, with regular maintenance and good oral hygiene, you can avoid and even reverse the early stages of gum disease. We’ve put together some tips for you that will help you prevent gum disease.