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  • Continuing Education workshop draws crowd

    Dentsply Implants recently co-sponsored a continuing education workshop with White & Blansett Periodontics, Northwest Arkansas Endodontic Specialists, and Dorsey Dental Lab. The program, Predictable Outcomes in Implant Therapy Based on Biologic Principles, drew a crowd of over 90 participants from area dental offices. The program focused on the implant-prosthesis-tissue interface, the influence of implant design on the stability […]

  • Do you have a gummy smile?

    A beautiful smile is the result of well aligned teeth that are fully exposed. You may instead have a “gummy” smile because your teeth appear short. Excess gum tissue can cover part of the anatomy of teeth and result in teeth that appear too short, or a smile that exhibits too much gum tissue. Your teeth […]

  • New study finds alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease

    In a study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, researchers found that consuming alcohol can have a negative effect on a person’s periodontal health. The study went on to show that alcohol can both aggravate existing cases of periodontitis, and also increase the risk factors for developing the gum disease. The study revealed that […]

  • Congratulations, Dr. Blansett!

    Dr. Blansett recently passed his board exam and is now a Board Certified Diplomate.  Congratulations to Dr. Blansett! A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. To be educationally qualified for Board certification requires: Certification […]

  • Periodontal health and pregnancy

    Research has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health, in addition to maintaining a […]

  • How gum disease treatment can lower the risk of heart attack

    A new study is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research, scientists have demonstrated that using an oral topical remedy to reduce inflammation associated with periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease, also results in the prevention of vascular inflammation and can lower the risk […]

  • Poor dental implant care poses risks

    Implants are a substitute for a natural tooth root. They are made of titanium and are normally screw or cylinder-shaped. Once in place, and after the gum has healed, an internal screw or post is placed into the implant. This allows false teeth, crowns and dentures to be fitted. What a lot of patients do not realize, […]

  • Love The Gums You’re With

    The numbers are staggering: one in every two adults age 30 and over suffer from periodontal disease. Often referred to as gum disease, periodontal disease not only leads to gum recession, bone damage, and loss of teeth, but also increases the risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and even some forms […]

  • 8 Mistakes You May Be Making When You Brush Your Teeth

    You learned as a child that brushing your teeth regularly is necessary in order to prevent cavities, remedy bad breath, and preserve your teeth. But were you ever taught that your brushing routine can actually harm your teeth and make you more susceptible to gum disease? Read through this list of mistakes you may be […]

  • What exactly IS periodontitis?

    Nobody wants to hear their dentist tell them they suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis, partly because many people don’t really understand what those terms mean. What’s the difference? How serious are they? Should I be worried? Untreated periodontitis can not only lead to tooth loss, but may also increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, […]