Category Archives: Gum Disease

The following is a great overview of some of the more common factors that impact the health of your gums and teeth. The American Academy of Periodontology is a wonderful resource for people who are concerned about their health, who … Continue reading

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While you may not often think about the health of your gums, perhaps you should. We find that in talking to our patients in the Fort Lauderdale area, most of them don’t give much thought to the condition of their … Continue reading

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What is gum recession? Gum recession is when there is loss of gum tissue along the gumline. There are a number of reasons why this can happen; periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis)…the natural aging process…even aggressive brushing. Recession can … Continue reading

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Gum disease can be devastating to your teeth, gums, and bone If you’ve been told you have gum diseased — or have been diagnosed by your dentist or periodontist — you’re likely to have some questions. Gum disease can have … Continue reading

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A common question we’re asked by our patients in our Ft. Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach offices is…”How Are Gum Diseases Treated?” The answer? Well…in a variety of ways, most of which are dependent on the individual patient’s specific condition. Overall, … Continue reading

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With half of the adult population of the United States suffering from some form of gum disease, it’s imperative that, once noticed by your dentist of periodontist, you maintain a proper maintenance program. For some people, their issues might be … Continue reading

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If your local dentist suggest you see a periodontist for a ‘scaling and planning’ procedure, you might just ask “what is that?” It’s a pretty common procedure for periodontists and for their patients, often a ‘first step’ in gum disease … Continue reading

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Bleeding gums are often a clear sign that you have periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. Depending how much your gums are bleeding and how often they’re bleeding is an indication of ‘how far along’ your gum disease may … Continue reading

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For only the third year, the American Dental Association is promoting its National Brushing Day on Nov. 1. Read more here. Started in 2013, the event seeks to raise awareness for creating healthy habits when it comes to brushing teeth, … Continue reading

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We absolutely love this quote from Dr. Robert Holt of the Florida Institute for Periodontics & Dental Implants. “Periodontal disease is insidious.” In an article in Health News Digest, Dr. Holt goes on to say, “Many people suffer no discomfort … Continue reading

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