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December 1, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman As long as we have existed on this earth, humans have expressed their affection through kissing. It’s the way we show our connection and intimacy with our loved ones, family, and friends. But new research suggests you’re swapping more than spit when you share an intimate kiss with
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November 12, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman Children and teenagers can develop many of the same oral diseases that may plague their parents, and that list certainly includes periodontal disease. In fact, some characteristics may make children and adolescents more susceptible to gum disease. Proper oral hygiene techniques are an important defense against periodontal disease,
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November 7, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman Tooth Decay in Children Every child is unique, but children’s healthcare plans tend to follow the same schedules. Nowhere is this more true than in pediatric dentistry, which follows that general rule that says children are seen once every six months, starting at age 1. However, recent research
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October 16, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents. If the gums
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October 14, 2014 By: Dr. Andrea Abelman Gum recession can have a number of negative effects on a patient’s well-being. For example, receding gum tissue may make the teeth more sensitive. It can also add years to the patient’s appearance by making the teeth look longer. Advanced gum disease can lead to gum recession, as
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Signs and Symptoms of Advanced Dental Disease Including Periodontal (Gum) Disease


Chronic disease anywhere in the body is insidious, thus advanced symptoms may only appear late after significant damage has occurred.

Warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease include:

- Redness, tenderness, pain, swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or biting into an apple
- Insufficient long term flossing over a lifetime
- Receding gums, frequently described ‘getting long in the tooth’
- Teeth moving or shifting
- Loose teeth
- Appliances no longer fit comfortably
- Previous history of tooth loss including parents
- History of smoking, diabetes or other metabolic diseases