What Is the Link Between Gum Disease and Cancer Risk?

| February 7, 2018

If you’ve been neglecting your brushing and flossing, we strongly encourage you to start taking care of your oral health! Poor oral hygiene causes gum disease, and not only is gum disease bad for your overall health, it’s also been linked to cancer. Learn what researchers have discovered about this link, what

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If I have periodontal disease why doesn’t it hurt?

| June 20, 2011

If I have periodontal disease why doesn’t it hurt?  This is an excellent question, and one that we get a lot at our Columbus, Ohio dental office. I try to relate periodontal disease to how my patients think about monitoring their blood pressure. If you are not checking your blood

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Could you have Gum Disease and not know it?

| January 18, 2011

Could you be one of the millions of people who have gum disease and don’t know it? The American Academy of Periodontology’s risk assessment test will help you see if you are at risk for having or developing gum disease. Lots of people don’t know they have this serious infection

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Is Advanced Gum disease causing you health problems?

| April 29, 2009

Scientific Research suggests that advanced gum disease(periodontal disease) may be linked to Diabetes, Cardiovascular Problems and Pre-Term birth.  In addition it causes bad breath and if left untreated can be a leading cause of tooth loss and does anyone really want to go around with stinky breath and/or no teeth when there is a simple

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Oral Health and General Health: What’s the Connection?

| February 16, 2009

Did you know that ideal general health starts with optimal oral health?  Failure to adequately care for your teeth and gums can result in the development of medical conditions far more serious than gum disease and tooth loss. Studies suggest that a number of secondary health issues can be caused as a

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What is gum disease and why do I want to make sure I don’t have it?

| August 29, 2008

What is gum (periodontal) disease? Gum disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.  It is a major cause of tooth loss, bleeding gums, and bad breath in adults.  Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. What can cause gum

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