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Gum Disease, Diabetes And Your Gettysburg Dentist

Periodontal disease starts with bacterial growth in your mouth and can lead to tooth loss. One of the main causes of periodontitis is dental plaque. Other factors are: Illnesses Hormonal changes Medications Smoking Poor oral hygiene A family history of the disease Gum disease can progress slowly and...

March 04, 2016
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A Beginner's Guide to Gum Disease and Diabetes

Diabetes is a common disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, 9.3% of the American population had diabetes in 2012. It’s also a serious disease being the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2010. Diabetes is serious because it can lead to so many complications. It may incre...

May 27, 2015
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Health Risks Related to Gum Disease

  Often times when we think of a healthy mouth, the first thing that springs to mind is a sparkling, white smile. What we might not consider, however, is the role our gums play in our oral health. Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is linked to a host of other health concerns. ...

February 17, 2015
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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 Periodontal Disease And Your Heart

  Can your mouth tell on you? An eye doctor can effectively look inside the eye and tell what health conditions you have. Can your Gettysburg dentist look inside your mouth and warn you of certain health risks? Recent studies suggest that common problems such as cavities, missing teeth and periodont...

March 06, 2014
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