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Scaling and Root Planing

When Elbow Grease Counts Most periodontal patients in our practice become very familiar with the two primary therapies we rely on to treat gum disease: scaling and root planing. Sounds a little disagreeable, yes. But scaling and root planing are the beginning of the end of periodontal problems. The treatment is tried and true, with […]

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Healthy Gums

Guard Those Gums

More than half of adult Americans have gum disease. Poor nutrition caused much of it, with neglect contributing a share. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease. Doctors suggest that bacteria from diseased gums moves into the blood and then to the heart, causing heart attacks and stroke. The saliva of people with gum […]

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Healthy Teeth and Gums

Your Mouth and Gum Disease

“A Family Affair” Think of the great things you’ve passed along to your kids: sense of humor, charm, style, wit—why, the list could go on and on of course! Unfortunately, some of the things that get passed from parent to child aren’t that great. One is a predisposition towards periodontitis, or gum disease. Of the […]

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A Closer Look at Treating Chronic Periodontitis

The following article was published by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Reasearch in March of this year: Numerous studies have suggested that the best way to fight chronic periodontitis is with a one-two therapeutic punch. First, a periodontist must scale and plane the roots (SRP) of the affected teeth to clear away noxious […]

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