Posts tagged Gum Disease
The Confusing World Of Dental Pain

Sadly, many people avoid going to the dentist, but when teeth start hurting, their motivation goes up. Unfortunately, waiting until you have a toothache is like trying to fix the roof while it is raining. Today I am going to talk about tooth pain in all of its varieties and what you should do about it.

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CRP, Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontal Disease: A Triad Of Trouble

There is a well known association between cardiovasular disease and gum disease. A simple test for CRP can help to diagnose both of them. Today, I will discuss the connection between the two diseases, and how a CRP test may be a useful tool in treating and diagnosing them.

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Swollen Gums And Diet

A large segment of my patient population believe that swollen gums happen normally about every six months due to plaque build-up. They come for their cleaning, the plaque is removed, and they are good to go for the next six months. There is nothing normal about having swollen gums. Unfortunately, it is so common, most people just accept it as a normal occurrence. It can be an indication of potential dietary issues.

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Lip Incompetence, Mouth Breathing, (And Mouth Tape?)

Lip incompetence is a condition where the lips cannot form a seal when your jaw is at rest without straining.  It should be diagnosed and correct as soon as possible. It is generally very easy to detect, but in some cases it can be tricky. If you suspect you may have this condition, consult with your dentist as soon as you can.

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Osteoporosis, Bisphosphonates and your Mouth

Since the teeth are supported by bone, osteoporosis can affect the mouth. Oral manifestations can include gum recession, gum disease, loose teeth, tooth loss, implant failure and I’ll fitting dentures. The medication to treat osteoporosis poses a sever risk for your jaws. This post addresses osteoporosis, your mouth, and what you can do to prevent it.

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