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Periodontics and Gum Disease

Information about periodontics and the treatment and prevention of gum disease.
Dental Implant Photo Gallery
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of dental implants and the stages of having dental implants placed.
What is a Periodontist?
Explains what a periodontist is as well as what a periodontist does.
What is Gingivitis?
Describes what gingivitis is and what you can do to prevent it.
Gum Disease Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
A new study has linked gum disease to pancreatic cancer. Find out how preventing gum disease might reduce your chances of developing deadly pancreatic cancer.
What is Periodontitis?
Explains what periodontitis is and how periodontitis can be linked to heart attacks and strokes.
8 Warning Signs of Gum Disease
It is important to know these 8 warning signs of gum disease so that you can notify your dentist before the disease progresses.
How to Prevent Periodontal / Gum Disease
Learn how to prevent gum disease by following these easy steps.
An Overview of Periodontal / Gum Disease
Learn what you can do to prevent gum disease and maintain good oral health.
Reasons to Have a Dental Cleaning
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.
The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease
Learn why diabetes and periodontal / gum disease are connected and what steps a person with diabetes can take to prevent gum disease.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Learn what causes bad breath and how prevent it.
What is a Dental Implant?
Describes what a dental implant is and why you might need one.
Smiles Replacing Surgery
Dr. Steven D. Spitz, founder and principal of Smileboston™ Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, explains the various dental options available that will make a distinct difference in the facial structure of an individual in conjunction with, or in lieu of, traditional cosmetic surgery. Small changes revitalize that youthful look creating the illusion of a facelift while strengthening the bone for years.
Dental Implants: Bringing the Carefree Back Into Your Smile
This video about dental implants will show you how dental implants can give you a carefree smile.
Bone Loss: The Ultimate Consequence of Missing Teeth
When teeth are missing for an extended time, bone loss will occur. Learn about bone loss and the advantages of dental implants used in tooth replacement therapy.
Find a Periodontist
The American Academy of Periodontology provides an easy way to find a periodontist in the United States or just about any other country.
Research Summary: Dental Implants
Dental implants are very small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the bone to provide a secure foundation for artificial teeth. An appointment to get dental implants is usually done in two surgical procedures within about 3 - 6 months of each other. According to abc7news.com, some dentists are now able to do dental implants in a one hour office visit.
Photos of the Stages of Gum Disease
View the photos of the stages of gum disease.
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