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How Arestin Treats Gum Disease

February 23, 2023

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dentist cleaning patient's teeth and gums

Gum disease is an infection that happens in the soft tissue of the mouth and is commonly caused by bad oral hygiene. Though it is easy to treat in its early stages, gum disease that progresses into a more severe infection will require more serious intervention. This may include several treatment options, including Arestin. Continue reading to learn how Arestin works and what it does to treat gum disease.


Can Gum Disease Lead to High Blood Pressure?

January 6, 2023

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a patient having their blood pressure checked

Gum disease is a pretty widespread problem; in fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the US has some form of it! But this condition doesn’t just affect your oral health—it can also cause many other issues, including an increased risk of high blood pressure. Here’s more from your dentist about this connection along with some ways you can monitor your gums and keep them healthy.


Busting 4 Common Myths About Gum Disease

January 3, 2023

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a patient inspecting their gums

If you’re dealing with swollen, bleeding, or otherwise irritated gums, there’s a good chance you might be battling gum disease. But unfortunately, many patients with this condition either don’t realize they have it, or don’t realize the risks of leaving it untreated! This is due in part to the many myths floating around about gum disease. Keep reading as your dentist debunks four of these common myths so that you can feel confident about getting your smile the help it needs!


Why You Might Need a Sinus Lift Before You Can Get Dental Implants

December 11, 2022

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Two dental implants in upper jaw after sinus lift

Before you can have dental implants placed, your periodontist might tell you that certain preliminary procedures need to be performed first. And if you’re getting a dental implant near the back of your upper jaw, one of those procedures might be a sinus lift. What exactly is a sinus lift, and why does it need to be done before you can get new teeth? Here’s what you need to know about this treatment.


The Lesser-Known Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

November 16, 2022

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A little girl receiving the benefits of sedation dentistry

If you’ve visited your dentist often enough, you may have heard them mention sedation dentistry. In particular, they might’ve emphasized how it relieves dental anxiety during treatment. However, the method can do more than just calm your mind. In truth, there are various benefits of sedation dentistry that don’t get talked about much. In case you’d like to learn more, your Colorado Springs periodontists can give you the details. Here’s a summary of three lesser-known perks of sedation dentistry besides its ability to ease fears.


Exploring the Link Between Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease

October 3, 2022

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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

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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

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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.

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