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Gum Disease Blog Posts

Ask the average person what the most common disease among American adults is, and there is a good chance that he or she might be stumped for an answer. There is an equally good chance that he or she might be shocked by the actual answer: gum disease. In fact, roughly 80 percent of American…

Ann Sielicki Mar, 15 2016

Gum disease is a common dental concern and the number one reason for adult tooth loss. Also known as periodontal disease, the condition develops when bacteria build up on your teeth, moving below your gum line. Once in your soft tissues, they will form pockets, which will start to grow. With this growth, your gums…

Ann Sielicki Sep, 12 2015

Salivary Diagnostic Testing   What is Salivary Diagnostic Testing? What is its Importance in the Dental Office? Traditional diagnostic techniques for periodontal disease involve the identification of clinical signs and symptoms of disease. These usually include bleeding, pocket depth, redness, inflammation, and bone loss. While clinical signs can determine that an infection exists, they cannot…

Ann Sielicki Aug, 11 2014

Pregnancy and Periodontal Disease According to researchers, pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small. So, to all of the pregnant moms out there – be sure to take time to visit our office for a check-up!

Ann Sielicki Jul, 15 2014

How Does Diabetes Affectthe Mouth? People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth? People with diabetes are at special risk for periodontal (gum) disease, an infection of the gum and bone…

Ann Sielicki Mar, 31 2014

Medical Conditions & Periodontal Disease       A number of medical conditions can increase the risk of developing gingivitis and periodontal disease. They include conditions that affect the immune system such as HIV/AIDS, leukemia, and possibly autoimmune disorders (Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus).       Be sure to discuss/update all…

Ann Sielicki Feb, 25 2014

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two Americans aged 30 and up has some form of periodontal disease.   The study was published in the Journal of Dental Research and estimates that nearly 65 million American adults have gum disease and as age…

Ann Sielicki Sep, 28 2013

The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums.   Age   Studies indicate that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 70% of Americans 65 and older have periodontitis.   Smoking/Tobacco…

Ann Sielicki Aug, 21 2013


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