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Exploring the Link Between Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease

October 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 6:38 pm
Closeup of oral bacteria that contributes to gum disease and Alzheimer's

When most people brush their teeth, the first thing they have in mind is ensuring the whiteness and brightness of their pearly whites. But did you know that your oral hygiene influences much more than the look and feel of your smile? In fact, research shows that your oral health and brain are actually very closely linked, as gum disease has now been traced to Alzheimer’s disease in certain patients. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about this curious connection, along with some tips for ensuring that your mouth is as healthy as possible.


Avoid Gum Disease by Using Your Dental Insurance Benefits

September 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 4:29 pm
man at a dental checkup to avoid gum disease

No one ever expects to get gum disease, but you’d be surprised by how common it is. The CDC estimates that about half of all Americans over the age of 30 will suffer from gum disease at some point. Far too many of these people don’t even know that they have the condition until it has already done severe damage and necessitated expensive treatments. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to avoid gum disease if you visit your dentist for two routine checkups per year. Keep reading to learn how you can prevent gum disease and save money by making the most of your dental insurance benefits.


Will My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

September 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 4:25 pm
dental implant laying on a stack of cash

Are you frustrated by how difficult it is to eat, talk, or smile without all of your teeth? Then you may have looked into replacing them with dental implants. By far the most complex and lifelike tooth replacement, dental implants also tend to come with a higher price tag than dentures and dental bridges. You might be wondering whether your dental insurance provider will cover some of the costs. Learn the answer by reading on!


Is Gum Disease Curable?

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 6:21 pm
patient smiling and pointing to gum inflammation

At your last routine checkup, were you diagnosed with gum disease? If so, it’s completely normal to feel nervous about the whole thing. While you should take the condition seriously, you do not have to feel hopeless! No matter how much the disease has progressed, your dentist can offer some helpful treatments to reverse your symptoms and restore your oral health. Read on to learn how catching gum disease early can halt the condition before permanent damage has occurred.  


Wondering About the Cost of Scaling and Root Planing?

July 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 8:56 pm
Patient at the dentist for scaling and root planing.

Gum disease is a serious matter—according to the CDC, roughly half of all American adults are affected by it! Those who are suffer from inflammation, bleeding, and sometimes even tooth loss in serious cases. But fortunately, treatment options such as scaling and root planing are able to easily eliminate disease-causing bacteria and give your gums the chance to heal up. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment process, along with some factors that affect its cost and some tips for keeping your gums vital.


Tips for Preventing Gum Disease If You Have Diabetes

July 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 8:02 pm
Patient with diabetes checking his blood sugar levels.

It’s estimated that one in ten Americans are diabetic, and many more are prediabetic—meaning that diabetes is more common than you might realize! That said, if you’re diabetic then you know all about the complications, inconveniences, and associated risks that your condition can cause. Among these issues is gingivitis; believe it or not, diabetes can actually increase your risk of developing gum disease. Here’s more from your dentist about this connection along with some tips for keeping your gums healthy if you have diabetes.


What Are the Consequences of Overgrown Gums?

June 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 5:25 pm
Man pointing to his gums.

When most people think of their oral health, their teeth are the first thing that comes to mind; but your gums are just as important! That said, if you’ve recently noticed that your gums seem a little overgrown, you might be feeling a little concerned. Even though this might not seem like an immediate issue, it’s potentially dangerous to your teeth and can also compromise your smile’s appearance. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about what causes overgrown gums and what the consequences are, along with some possible treatment options for getting your gums back to normal.


Can Gum Recontouring Correct My Receding Gums?

June 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 4:34 pm
Woman smiling after receiving gum recontouring to correct her receding gums.

If you’ve recently smiled into your bathroom mirror and noticed that your teeth seem a little longer than usual, it’s possible that you’re suffering from receding gums. Gum recession is a common problem, but it’s not something that you should neglect and take lightly. Fortunately, there are many available treatment options such as gum recontouring that can correct this problem and get your smile back on track. Here’s more about what causes gum recession and how gum recontouring is an excellent solution for addressing it.


Top Tips for Recovering from a Dental Bone Graft

May 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 1:26 am
smiling middle-age woman

Before you can get dental implants for missing teeth, you may need to have a dental bone graft to create a sturdy foundation for the dental implants. A bone graft is a routine procedure that usually requires a day or two to recover. Keep reading to learn more about the healing process and how you can prepare in the days before the procedure so you’ll be back on your feet in no time. 


Can an Extraction Cure Gum Disease?

March 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — rmperio @ 2:48 am

Extracted tooth and dental instrumentsEvery tooth is invaluable for a healthy, functional smile, so why would your periodontist recommend extractions? Removing teeth is only suggested when there aren’t any other options to rehabilitate them, such as when treating advanced periodontal (gum) disease. The preventable infection can be resolved in the early stages to avoid tooth loss. However, if it spreads to the bone, your periodontist will advise you to remove your teeth to stop the infection. 


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