August 2016

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  • 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 […]