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How to Know if You Have Gum Disease

John Marks
Do you have Gum Disease

Many adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease, which typically begins as gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that can progress to periodontitis, a condition that in its advanced stages can result in serious damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth.


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What Causes Gum Recession?

John Marks
Cause of Gum Recession

The condition of receding gums, also known as gingival recession, occurs when the tooth roots are exposed by loss of gum tissue. It’s a common problem in people aged over 40 but it can afflict teens and children as young as 10.


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What Does It Mean to Be a Periodontist?

John Marks
Periodontist in Bellevue

Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, and in the surgical fitting of dental implants. To achieve this skill set requires more training than that undertaken by general dentists, including at least three further years of education after dental school.


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Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important: The Implant Difference

John Marks
The Implant Difference

Healthy teeth let you show off your smile, but when one or more teeth are missing, it can affect your dental health as well as your appearance. If spaces are left in the mouth after tooth loss, problems such as weakening of the jawbone may arise: when the jaw bone is not supporting a tooth, it deteriorates.


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What Does It Mean to Be a Dental Implant Specialist?

John Marks
Dental Implant Specialists in Bellevue

Dental implants have become a popular alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. So much so that many dentists claim to be specialists in implant procedures, but what does it mean to be a dental implant specialist, and, equally important, how do you find one you can trust?


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Can Periodontal Disease Be Reversed?

John Marks
Reverse Periodontal Disease

As with any serious health condition, early intervention is key to the successful treatment of periodontal disease. Gum disease varies in severity from gingivitis, a relatively mild form of inflammation, to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis – serious and chronic conditions that can lead to loss of teeth and other major problems.


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Three Tips to Help You Prevent Periodontal Disease

John Marks

Prevent Periodontal Disease - SMPeriodontitis (periodontal disease) is an infection that erodes the gums. The first stage of this inflammation manifests itself as gingivitis, caused by a build-up of plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria.


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Common Causes of Gum Disease

John Marks

Common Causes of Gum DiseaseGum disease is mainly caused by a build-up of plaque, but a regular routine of oral health maintenance may not be enough to keep you free from risk. Find out the leading causes of Gum Disease and how to prevent/treat it here.


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