2016

Yearly Archives

  • A breakthrough technology, from a patient’s perspective

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    Patients are often fearful of periodontal surgery, particularly of how much pain they will experience during recovery. Traditional surgery to regenerate bone lost from periodontal disease can include many stitches, gum recession, and root sensitivity for extended periods of time.  Thanks to new technology, however, you now have a better option! White and Blansett Periodontics and Dental […]

  • 2016 Fall Symposium

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    On November 11th our office hosted an educational Fall Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel in Bentonville. A packed house of dental professionals from area dental offices attended the event, each receiving continuing education credits for their participation. Kevin Thomas, White and Blansett Nobel Biocare Sales Representative opened the symposium with discussion on “New Trends in Implant Dentistry”.  Dr. […]

  • Some habits are worth breaking

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    If you brush your teeth twice a day, you may think you are well protected again tooth decay. But did you know that the way you brush your teeth can actually make you MORE susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease? We all have our own way of brushing, habits that are usually formed in our childhood. But some […]

  • Flossing: Don’t believe everything you read

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    Recently it has been reported by the news media that the evidence for flossing preventing inflammation in the gums is weak. Many of the studies were done several decades ago and lasted two weeks or less. The studies lasted two weeks or less because periodontal disease can develop after two weeks of not practicing plaque control […]

  • Can kids have gum disease?

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    We may associate periodontal disease with adults, but most people don’t know that children and teens are also at risk for gum disease, or its milder form, gingivitis. When bacteria and food build up on teeth and form plaque, that plaque can then harden into tartar. The more tartar on the teeth, the more plaque builds up […]

  • Eating Well After Oral Surgery

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    So, you’ve scheduled an appointment with a periodontist for surgery, possibly a gum grafting procedure, or a crown lengthening. You’ve made the necessary arrangements at work, and are ready to kick back for a day or so with Netflix while you recover. But have you given much thought to what you will eat after surgery? Normal healing […]

  • Can perio treatment reduce your health care costs?

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    If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the health of your bank account could be affected by the health of your gums. A recent ADA Health Policy Institute study found a “statistically significant association” between periodontal care and overall health care costs among people newly diagnosed with diabetes. Health economists Kamyar Nasseh, Ph.D., and Marko […]

  • Our Team

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    Our team at White & Blansett Periodontics make all the difference in the care of our patients. We’d like to introduce you to a few of them!

  • Oral Hygiene and Hypertension

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    A study published last year in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that poor oral hygiene habits may lead to increased incidence of hypertension. The study assessed data collected between 2008 and 2010 from nearly 20,000 individuals, and evaluated the participants’ daily frequency of tooth brushing, as well as their use of oral health products such as dental floss, mouthwash, interdental brushes, […]

  • White & Blansett donate to Children’s Hospital charity drive

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    White & Blansett Periodontics was proud to donate bags of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to the NWABeautifulGirls.org organization. The organization is making packages of toiletries to send to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for families whose children are rushed there for treatment. Pictured receiving the donation is Lynette Bennett, a volunteer with nwabeautifulgirls.org, and our hygienist Nina.