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Tongue, Lip Piercings May Harm Teeth and Gums

Tongue, Lip Piercings May Harm Teeth and Gums

Oral piercings or tongue splitting may look cool, but they can be dangerous to your health. That’s because your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection and swelling often occur with mouth piercings. For instance, your mouth and tongue could swell so much that you close off your airway...

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What is sedation dentistry?

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps you feel calm, relaxed and at ease during dental procedures. It’s a moderate level of sedation, so you’re still technically awake but feeling very carefree. It’s sometimes called conscious sedation dentistry or “twilight sleep” because it creates a state of short-term...

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What Causes Gum Recession?

What Causes Gum Recession?

While your teeth are a huge factor in how healthy your smile looks, your gums are just as important. This soft tissue supporting your teeth is the foundation of your smile and serves the crucial functions of securing your teeth in position and guarding their sensitive roots. This is why a...

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Does Periodontal Disease Increase the Risk of Cancer?

Does Periodontal Disease Increase the Risk of Cancer?

Having gum disease increases your risk for many health problems other than tooth loss, such as heart disease. To add to the list, a study from Harvard summarized in a letter published online July 20, 2020, by the journal Gut suggests that the microbes camping out between your teeth and gums may...

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Let’s Talk about Men’s Health Issues

Let’s Talk about Men’s Health Issues

Men are less likely to visit a dentist than women, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Rather than seeking preventative dentistry, they often see a dentist only when have a problem that needs prompt treatment…

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DNA Testing: How WE Target & Eradicate Your Oral Bacteria

DNA Testing: How WE Target & Eradicate Your Oral Bacteria

There are hundreds of bacteria in the mouth, but there are eleven that are particularly destructive. We now have the ability to identify exactly which of these bacteria are present, so we’ll know exactly how to treat the pathogens. Each of these eleven pathogens is linked to periodontal disease...

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Periodontal Disease And High Blood Pressure

Periodontal Disease And High Blood Pressure

Periodontal disease, an inflammatory condition that affects tooth-supporting structures, adversely impacts not only oral health but also a plethora of other health conditions throughout the body…

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Oral health: A window to your overall health

Oral health: A window to your overall health

Gum disease may increase your risk of all kinds of other health complications, including stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease has even been linked with problems in pregnancy and dementia.

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Cosmetic and Plastic Gum Surgery

Cosmetic and Plastic Gum Surgery

Here at DC Perio & Implants we realize that there are many elements that make up an ideal smile; bright, healthy-looking teeth immediately come to mind. But the gum tissue that surrounds and supports those teeth also plays a big role in how appealing your smile will look.

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What is a Sinus Lift?

What is a Sinus Lift?

A sinus lift, also called sinus augmentation, is a procedure that makes it easier to place dental implants. Some patients need dental implants but have suffered bone loss, thus not having sufficient bone support necessary for implants.

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