Archive for: Gum Disease

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Better Oral Health with Straighter Teeth

Crooked or improperly aligned teeth are more than just an aesthetic problem. Apart from making you feel embarrassed about your smile, they can also increase your risk of having dental problems like gum disease. This is because crooked teeth are more difficult to clean than straight teeth. It is also likely for you to miss […]

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Is There a Connection Between Gum Disease and Systemic Diseases?

It is no secret that oral health is closely related to general health, and gum disease may be indicative of diabetes, heart disease, unfavourable pregnancy outcomes (i.e. low birth weight, premature birth) and osteoporosis. These systemic diseases affect many organs and tissues and decrease the body’s ability to repel inflammation. Over the years, many studies […]

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Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Gum Disease in Children

Most parents erroneously assume that gum disease is an adult illness. Recently, however, there has been an increase in gum disease among kids as young as two. It’s typically a result of poor dental habits and consumption of sugary foods and drinks. If your child has gum disease, his or her gums will appear swollen, […]