47% of Adults Have Gum Disease: Are You One of Them?

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A recent CDC report provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of people aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of individuals 65 years and older have periodontal disease. This condition is more prevalent in men than women (56.4%…


3 Tips To Make Brushing Count

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Many of Doctor Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth’s patients walk in for sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants. Many for routine checkups and cleanings. And most really want to know if they are brushing properly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered—from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques—is our…


The Rate of Bone Loss After Extraction Can Be Slowed or Stopped With an Implant

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The alveolar bone The bone surrounding the teeth is called alveolar bone. Its main job is to support the teeth and provide a durable foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to continually produce new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When a…