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October 2, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled “Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression.” The manuscript, by lead researcher Wagner Marcenes (Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School) is published in the OnlineFirst
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September 18, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontics under the titled “Influence of the Utilization Time of Different Manual Toothbrushes on Oral Hygiene Assessed During a 6 Month Observation” attempted to answer this question. The objective of the study was to investigate whether 6 months of continuous
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September 15, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman If you want to straighten your teeth, you may think that you only need to see an orthodontist. While it’s true that an orthodontist does have expertise in repositioning the teeth, you may be able to get results more quickly if a periodontist partners with your orthodontist. Through
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August 29, 2014 By: Dr. Colin Richman This important component of heath is often an overlooked aspect of a baby boomer’s general health. Good oral health, including regular dental care, must be a lifetime commitment. Unfortunately, for many adults, oral health care is a luxury. Daily oral hygiene (brushing, flossing and denture care), access to
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August 27, 2014 By: Dr. Andrea Abelman A gum graft is a dental procedure where an exposed tooth or dental root is covered for aesthetic reasons, to guard against discomfort due to sensitivity, or to prevent the onset of gingivitis or periodontitis in the affected area. A receding gum line can result in accelerated gingivitis
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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