Q: I've been diagnosed with periodontal disease. I want to reverse it ASAP, because I hear it leads to more problems than just tooth decay. What's my next step?
Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Severe gum disease, called periodontitis, can actually eat away at the bone structure that holds the teeth in place.
Red wine may be good for overall health but not oral health. The acidity of red wine leaves a mark on your teeth that takes its toll over time. A survey released recently showed that only 16 percent of people are concerned with oral health implications when drinking alcohol....
A new study has provided evidence that oral health deteriorates during hospital stays even after a short period. The researchers discovered a significant increase in periodontal disease and levels of dental plaque in patients who were hospitalized for two weeks. The findings...
When growing a practice, the focus is primarily on marketing to new patients, but what about patients who have already walked through your door? Retention is vital to the success of your practice, and it costs five times more to get a new patient than to keep the ones you...
The mouth is the gateway to the body, and doctors and dentists are taking a more holistic approach to their patients' overall health. Like many areas of the body, the mouth has bacteria — most of it harmless. Normally,...
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