March 31, 2018 - by uniteddentist - in Health, Medical

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PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND SYSTEMIC HEALTH Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation

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Types of Gum Disease

March 29, 2018 - by uniteddentist - in Health, Medical

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TYPES OF GUM DISEASE Everyone talks about gingivitis, especially on Television.  Here is a quick excerpt on the different types of Gum Disease and how one progresses from the other.   GINGIVITIS Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no

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Heart Disease and Oral Health

March 25, 2018 - by uniteddentist - in Health, Medical

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Take care of your gums…help your heart? The American Heart Association published a Statement in April 2012 supporting an association between gum disease and heart disease. The article noted that current scientific data do not indicate if regular brushing and flossing or treatment of gum disease will decrease the incidence, rate or severity of the narrowing

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Nutrition: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

March 11, 2018 - by uniteddentist - in Health

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Nutrition: What You Eat Affects Your Teeth Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only

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