Tag Archives: gum disease

The Oral Systemic Link: How Your Mouth’s Health Affects Your Overall Body Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates close to half of Americans aged 30 or older (approximately 65 million Americans) suffer from a more advanced form of gum disease. Taking care of your oral health is important. Did you know most Americans are currently suffering from a silent disease called gum (periodontal) disease? […]

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6 Signs that Gum Disease is Affecting Your Health!

What is your mouth telling you? Women’s health and the warning signs for gum disease. You brush. You floss. You’re practically the poster child for perfect dental hygiene. But you could still end up with gum disease—and that’s not good. Also known as periodontal disease, it’s basically a bacterial infection beneath the gum line that can affect […]

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Importance of Dental Health During Pregnancy

Oral health is known to be a significant contributor to general health. Periodontal (gum) disease has been previously shown to affect other systems in the human body. Pregnancy brings about a greater importance on ensuring good oral health, as the individual is caring for the general health of multiple people. Mothers must take care to […]

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How To Conquer Bad Breath Once And For All

Bad breath is an unpleasant smell from the mouth that can often negatively affect one’s self esteem when speaking to others. Bad breath is typically caused by several factors:     Improper Oral Hygiene: Plaque buildup around the teeth leads to bacterial growth, thus producing an unpleasant smell. If not cleaned properly, plaque can cause […]

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Ask A Dentist – What is Periodontal Disease?

This week,  someone asked our dentist:  “I was told that I couldn’t have a regular cleaning because I have periodontal disease. What is that? And what kind of cleaning can I have?”  Dr. Mallory, a Smile Generation-approved dentist, based in Arizona replied: Periodontal Disease is a bacterial infection in the gums,which causes inflammation and loss […]

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