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Gum Disease

6 Causes of Chronic Bad Breath

We’ve all experienced bad breath after eating a plate of liver and onions (okay, maybe not–who eats liver these days?), but what do you do if you experience bad breath on a regular basis that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how well you brush, floss, and use mouthwash? In general, bad breath is [...]

Do You Have Terminal Dentition?

Terminal dentition is not a term that most people use very often. However, dentition’s definition is something that dental implant expert Dr. Firouzian, a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), use to describe a situation where most of your teeth have failed. Those that remain may be a threat [...]

Are Your Partial Dentures Causing Receding Gums?

Let’s come right out and say that dentists like partial dentures even less than patients. Partial dentures are a poor tooth replacement option. They’re usually not functional for eating, barely functional for speaking, and come out of place so often that they’re nicknamed “flippers”. This is not to say that no one gets [...]

Gum Disease Linked to High Blood Pressure

A new study shows that people with gum disease are more likely to have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Although the study was conducted in Italy, it’s based on data from the US. It reminds us that oral hygiene--including regular checkups and professional cleanings--does more than protect your teeth. It can [...]

People with Diabetes Are Less Likely to Visit the Dentist

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) released a surprising study at the end of March. After reviewing the data, they found the surprising fact that people with diabetes or prediabetes were less likely to make regular dental visits than people without diabetes. This was despite the fact that diabetes can [...]