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Tag: periodontal

Understanding Gingivitis

December 27, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and it also the early stage of gum disease.  Most often it occurs because a film of bacteria, also known as plaque, has accumulated on the teeth.  This is called Dental Plaque-induced Gingival disease. Plaque will build up around the teeth and cause the gums to swell.  […]

Opioid Use in Dental Care

September 26, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Opioids, often called “pain killers”, are narcotic pain relievers that are only received with a prescription from your physician. Because of their strength, they must be taken carefully by following your doctor’s instructions. Lately the news has focused a lot on the misuse of opioid pain relievers-such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine; stating that […]

Inflammation and Your Health

Inflammation & Your Health

Chronic Inflammation   Inflammation is a natural, healthy response by your immune system to an attack on your body by injury or germs. Noticeable by the swelling, redness, heat & pain, it is the body’s way of protecting an area that is fighting infection.  However, when the infection is gone, inflammation should go away as […]

National Public Health Week

Filling the Gap Between Overall Health and Oral Health April 3-9, 2017 is National Public Health week. This is a time that we focus on the importance of creating healthier families and stronger communities. So how does this affect your dental health? As we read through some of our other blog posts, there are numerous […]