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What is gum disease?

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal an alarming truth: By the time you’re 30, you stand a 50 percent chance of developing periodontal disease. The risk increases with age; in adults 65 or older, the rate rises to almost 70 percent. If you crunch the numbers, you’ll ...

May 21, 2014
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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses Gum Disease And Diabetes

On their own, gum disease and diabetes are pretty serious conditions. When they go hand in hand, they're even worse. But what is the connection? How does one relate to the other? Gingival disease is considered a potential complication of diabetes. If your blood sugar is not controlled, you are at a ...

April 03, 2014
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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses the History of Toothpaste

Way before there were dentists or dental hygienists, people found a need to keep their teeth clean. Dental hygiene may have been crude, but not without some degree of ingenuity. As always, the focus on preventive dental hygiene remains paramount. The history of toothpaste revealed some interesting d...

February 26, 2014
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A visit to the dentist or dental hygienist; it could help spare you a heart attack

    Scientists and physicians are beginning to change their minds about what’s most likely to put patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. For some time now, the key factors were believed to be things like heredity, high cholesterol, a sedentary lifestyle, age and obesity. But now a new comp...

November 27, 2012
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Flossing: Are You Guilty of Ignoring It?

Recent studies have shown that a great many Americans are ignoring a simple activity that will keep their smiles looking gorgeous, help prevent cavities, reduce tooth loss, and – as many dentists and physicians believe – significantly reduce the chances of heart disease and strokes. Though a large m...

July 18, 2011
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