gum disease Tag

In a recent article we discussed the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontitis. For one group of patients, this link may create a significant risk of dementia in later life, and that group is people with Down syndrome. Down syndrome patients are often infected with...

DNA science helps researchers investigate the connections between bacteria and disease in ways that were previously impossible. For example, an international team of scientists recently determined that Porphyromonas gingivalis, an oral bacteria commonly found in patients with periodontitis, is highly prevalent in the brains of...

Recent media reports are citing a new study that links the antibacterial agent triclosan with osteoporosis. CNN related the scientists’ theory that triclosan’s effect on the thyroid gland results in an increased incidence of bone fractures in the elderly. Toothpaste is generally listed in every...

Subgingival irrigation has many different common names: gum flushing, oral irrigation, or pocket irrigation are a few. At home, dental patients use oral irrigators or water flossers when they turn on their Waterpik or electric toothbrushes that include water jet sprays for cleaning the teeth...

Dentists are often asked if they are really doctors. The answer is yes! A dentist is a doctor of oral health, specializing in the treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums and oral tissues. The time required to become a dentist is the same as...

It may seem reasonable that if the goal is clean teeth and gums, that when it comes to choosing a toothbrush, harder is better. After all, plaque and tartar sound so serious, so difficult to remove, so obstinate — wouldn’t it make more sense to...

Americans are at especially high risk of developing cavities because of the large amounts of sugar and carbohydrates in their diet. Gum disease and dental decay affects well over 60 percent of children and adults in the United States. Therefore, at the Sacramento Dentistry Group,...

Studies have demonstrated that patients with gum disease are almost twice as likely to also suffer from coronary heart disease. Oral infections and gum disease are also risk factors for stroke. People who have experienced a stroke are very likely to also have periodontal disease,...

A recent article from CNN featured a study that linked the risk of early death in women with periodontal disease. The report found that the loss of natural teeth from gum disease is associated with a 17% higher risk of early death, according to Michael...

The Anatomy of Your Teeth Teeth are excellent tools, perfectly designed for eating, speaking, and smiling. It’s easy to take our teeth for granted though, and many people do until there’s a problem. With bad teeth, you seldom feel like smiling and have a hard time...

When we hear those words, it can invoke thoughts of being told by your parents to eat your vegetables, or do a thing you're not inclined to do that is beneficial for you in the long run. For example, the Sacramento Dentistry Group understands that...

Tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.” — David A. Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that millions of Americans per...