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Should I Be Worried About My White Tongue?

Should I Be Worried About My White Tongue?

Here’s an interesting question we get from time to time at our Stuart Florida Periodontist office — “I have a white film on my tongue, should I be worried?” For the most part, the answer is “no.” Here’s some good information from the article Here’s What It Means When Your Tongue Turns White from Refinery29.com. “…it’s probably tongue plaque, says Fariba Younai, DDS, professor of...

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Do You Suffer From Constant Bad Breath?

Do You Suffer From Constant Bad Breath?

Bad breath a problem for you? We can help! It’s not uncommon for our patients to complain about their bad breath — either because they’ve noticed it — or a friend or family member has. Often, this is a sign that you’re having the beginnings of an infection in the gum tissues. And that’s called periodontitis or gingivitis. Bad breath — or continued halitosis —...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and It’s Impact on Periodontal Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis and It’s Impact on Periodontal Disease

Is there a connection between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease. In fact, yes. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, Over 1.3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory disease of the joints that can lead to long-term joint damage. A study published in the Journal of Periodontology uncovered yet another potential side effect of RA; researchers discovered that patients with RA...

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Something to Think About: A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

From a Sept. 12 2016 article from NPR.org…“a study by the Federal Reserve found that a quarter of Americans went without dental care they needed in 2014 because they couldn’t afford it.” Read the full article here: A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America More from the article… “For those in rural areas, the problem is far worse. A 2015 report by...

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How Periodontists Use Digital X-rays For Your Advantage

How Periodontists Use Digital X-rays For Your Advantage

Using Digital X-rays in Our Practice We believe that it is important for our patients to know that our practice is focused on keeping up with the constant advancements in modern technology — and how those advancements impact our care for our patients. Advances in digital x-rays are just one more advantage that we have at our disposal — and help separate our practice for...

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Statement from the AAP on Flossing Efficacy Says to Keep Flossing

Statement from the AAP on Flossing Efficacy Says to Keep Flossing

A statement released by the American Academy of Periodontology on August 2, 2016 has a simple message — keep flossing! Per the statement… “The American Academy of Periodontology recommends daily flossing as one part of a regular oral hygiene routine, which also includes brushing your teeth twice a day and ensuring you receive a comprehensive periodontal evaluation every year. The accumulation of plaque bacteria beneath...

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Overview of Dental Implant Procedure in Stuart FL Periodontist

Overview of Dental Implant Procedure in Stuart FL Periodontist

What is a dental implant procedure like? This can be a common question for patients who’ve never had dental implants. Here is a brief overview. For most patients, the placement of their implants involves two surgical procedures. First, the implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following your surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums and...

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2 Non-Surgical Treatments from a Stuart Periodontist

2 Non-Surgical Treatments from a Stuart Periodontist

When people think about going to the dentist, they generally have a good idea about what the procedures are. This is true because most people know what dentists do and have been to see their dentists throughout their life. Periodontists on the other hand, seem to work with a little more of a cloud of mystery surrounding them. Periodontist work to help patients with their...

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What Are The Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

What Are The Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

It’s not unusual for people who are having ongoing pain in their gums…or who have bleeding gums…or have pain while eating…to do a quick Google Search to try and self-diagnosis their issues. And while we advise people to come in for an evaluation by a periodontal professional instead of giving too much credence to a random webpage, it’s certainly not uncommon for people to “go...

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Periodontist Near Me, Stuart Florida

Periodontist Near Me, Stuart Florida

More and more, we find that our patients are finding our website online after doing a Google Search by typing in the words “Periodontist Near Me” — or variations of that like “Periodontist Office Near Me.” If you type that into your home computer, your cell phone or your tablet it’s likely our website will come up if you live in or around Stuart. Our...

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