Gum disease treatment

Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

As if you needed another reason to keep your gums in first-rate condition. Scientists have found a link between a bacteria that cause periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that often causes chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas gingivalis

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9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

Unfortunately, gum disease is very common. But completely preventable. Here are some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Not major treatment. 1. Brush for two to three minutes, at least twice a

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid

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5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so widespread in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such

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Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

Today, we’re reviewing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was developed in the early 1960s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The instrument is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people

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Stick Out Your Tongue!

Dentists diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums. These conditions can affect the tongue. Let’s describe the tongue. Have you ever considered all the vital things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This strong and nimble gymnast is in nonstop motion

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Why You Shouldn’t Dread Going To The Dentist

If you are afraid of the dentist and have not had a check-up in years, today’s post is for you. Good news! Dentistry in the Florissant area and around Missouri is nothing like it was when you were a kid. (Even if you’re still a kid, we invite you to keep reading.) There Is No

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If My Child Doesn’t Have Crooked Teeth, Do They Still Need An Orthodontic Exam?

If my child doesn’t appear to have crooked teeth, should I still have them evaluated by an orthodontist? Yes. Even if you don’t see any signs that your child will need braces. It’s vital to have an exam and X-rays to know exactly how tooth development is progressing. When should a child be examined by

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Do Kids Get Periodontal Disease?

Most Florissant parents are concerned about cavities. And rightly so. Tooth decay in children is a serious and widespread health condition. What about kids’ gum disease? Are kids at risk for an oral ailment that is common in the adult population? Short answer: yes. Let’s discuss it. Children and adolescents are at risk of gum

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How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we actively promote dental health in all our patients. That includes watching out for any signs of gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss. How much do you know about gu  disease? Try our quiz. 1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a.

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