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Choose the right tools for your spring cleaning

Cleaning teeth and removing oral biofilm that forms on the teeth is an essential part of oral hygiene and prevention of oral diseases such as cavities (tooth decay) and gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease). B

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A patient is smiling after receiving an examination of her gums. Regular examinations prevent gum disease later on.

How can I NOT get Gum Disease?

1. Look for signs: Early Diagnosis is key The earliest stages of gum disease are difficult to diagnose. The signs may begin as early as the teen years and in young adults as early as in their twenties. Signs of gum dise

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A dental examination reveals healthy gums resulting from laser treatment.

Laser Pocket Disinfection – LPD – Dental Cleaning of the Future is Here

Healthy mouth, healthy body. The mouth is the entry point to the body. Far from being a sterile place, the mouth is also one of the dirtiest parts of the body. It contains over 800 species of bacteria, fungus, and viruse

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Dentist dutifully eliminates harmful bacteria

Eliminate Harmful Bacteria and Spring Clean Your Gums

Did you know that the mouth contains over 800 species of bacteria, fungi, and viruses? The mouth is not a sterile place and can never be sterile because, after all, there are beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria. In

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The stages of periodontitis, which dentist are trying to cure.

The Cure for Periodontitis: Part 4

Why haven’t we been able to achieve the same results in human clinical studies, since the same materials are available for use in humans? One key difference between humans and beagle dogs is the amount and shape of the

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Gingivitis and Periodontitis

The Cure for Periodontitis: Part 3

Some surgical procedures used in periodontics are aimed at regeneration of lost tissue and bone. Regeneration has been successfully done in other disciplines besides dentistry. Examples include injecting chondrocytes in

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Dentist examining a patients teeth in the dentists chair with assistant and talking about a cure for periodontitis.

The Cure for Periodontitis: Part 2

Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins in nature. Often, they are used as a cure for periodontitis. These proteins help the body to grow during normal growth and development, wound healing, and tissue repair. So

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Surface caries.Deep caries Pulpitis Periodontitis.

The Cure for Periodontitis: Part 1

Everyone agrees that the ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is to cure periodontitis. But what does a ‘cure’ mean? The dictionary defines a cure as “the act of relieving someone of the symptoms of a disease or co

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A closeup of healthy teeth and gum pockets.

The Dangers of Deep Gum Pockets

The area where the tooth meets the gum forms a pocket known as a gingival sulcus. In healthy patients, these gum pockets or spaces are about 1-3 mm each. When brushing or flossing, look in the mirror. You’ll notice how

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A businessman with a toothache from gum disease.

Treating Gum Disease? Is There Hope?

Over 50 percent of US adults have gum disease, yet only 3 percent accept treatment. The impact of untreated gum disease goes well beyond the mouth. It is linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and certain cancers. No

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