Dental Health

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    What Is Periodontal Disease and What To Expect From Periodontal Treatment?

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    Over 3.5 million people are suffering from varying types of oral mouth diseases. Among the most common of these is periodontal disease. Though the periodontal disease can be frightening, there are ways to avoid it. Keep reading to learn more about periodontal treatment and how periodontal disease works. What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that causes irreversible damage to the bone. Bacteria live in large numbers on the teeth and gums, and when teeth are not cleaned well, bacteria continue to thrive. An overgrowth of bacteria leads to plaque and tartar build-up along the gumline resulting in inflammation of the gums. If inadequate brushing and cleansing of the teeth continue over a long time, periodontal disease develops. Gingivitis is similar, but it is the precursor to periodontal disease. Lack of proper oral hygiene is not the only contributor to gum disease. Many other factors can aid in the development of periodontal diseases, such as: Smoking or using other tobacco products Hereditary Diabetes Anything that negatively impacts your immune system Certain Medications Poor diet and lifestyle Heart disease is also linked to periodontal disease. If you do not treat periodontal disease, you risk losing your…

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    Why You Should Start Using Mouthwash Every Night Before Bed

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    We’ve all known since elementary school that if you want healthy gums and teeth, you need to brush and floss every day. But, one often overlooked component of oral health is using mouthwash. While it certainly won’t take the place of brushing and flossing, mouthwash should still be a part of your daily routine. Why use mouthwash and does mouthwash work, you ask? Read on for four reasons that’ll make you want to head to the store to buy some stat. 1. It Reduces the Instances of Cavities Mouthwash can’t replace the most critical components of oral health – brushing and flossing. But using an antibacterial mouthwash every day can help to reduce the number of cavities you will get. The key is to find a mouthwash that has fluoride in it and is approved by the American Dental Association. 2. It Works Great Post-Surgery After specific dental procedures, your dentist may prescribe an antiseptic mouthwash. It can help to reduce inflammation and prevent sores from forming. Some dentists will recommend it after having a procedure that prevents you from brushing your teeth for a length of time post-surgery. 3. It Can Fight Gum Disease Conditions like periodontal disease can…

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