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Scaling and Root Planing: Purpose and Procedure

Periodontal disease is a serious oral health concern. When left untreated, it can lead to tooth and bone loss, and research has uncovered a correlation between the inflammation associated with periodontal disease and that of other systemic problems, like heart disease and diabetes. Because periodontal disease has such serious potential consequences, it’s important to seek […]

Can Periodontal Disease Be Prevented?

After fifty, sixty, or even seventy years of good service, you may not be surprised that your teeth are showing signs of wear. The years of chewing and brushing, the gums and enamel take quite a beating. When you begin to notice other signs that your teeth and gums are in less than perfect health, […]