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  • 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, […]

  • Doctors Back in “Big D” for CE

    This past weekend, Dr. White and Dr. Blansett attended the Southwest Society of Periodontists meeting in Dallas.  The meeting featured lectures on bone grafting dental implant sites and  laser assisted periodontal therapy.  The meeting also featured case presentations from residents of regional periodontics training program  including Baylor.

  • Congratulations are in order

    Congratulations to Dr. Blansett on his recent publication  “Foreign Bodies Associated with Peri-Implantitis Human Biopsies” in the Journal of Periodontology!  This article identifies foreign body reactions to titanium metal and dental cement around dental implants affected by peri-implantitis. As we all know, peri-implantitis is becoming more and more of a concern for both the implant […]

  • The results are in!

    We are excited to share with you some of the first short and long-term results on patients treated at our office with the “Videoscope Assisted Minimally Invasive Periodontal Surgical Technique” (V-MIS).  We can truly say this is a revolutionary new technology, and the post-operative results are like nothing we have routinely seen before. For those […]

  • Dental Hygiene Club

    White and Blansett Periodontics and Dental Implants hosted the first meeting of the Dental Hygiene Club of Northwest Arkansas on November 4th, with over 40 members in attendance.  The club has about 60 members and will meet every other month. The focus will be on dental hygiene and periodontal topics.  Dr. White and Dr. Blansett […]