gum disease Tag

risk factors for gum disease

14 Dec 7 Risk Factors for Gum Disease

Have you ever wondered if you were at risk for gum disease? Most people probably don’t spend much time thinking about it, but there’s a chance you have one or more risk factors that could increase your chances of developing gum (periodontal) disease. The good...

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tooth extraction - model of the lower jaw and tooth extraction example

26 Apr Six Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may be necessary when damaged teeth cannot be repaired. However, the reasons for tooth extraction can vary, depending on the underlying issue. Accidental injuries, tooth decay, overcrowding, and severe gum disease can all cause cases where tooth extraction is the only option. The Prescott...

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can waterpik damage gums - tools for tooth care

17 Jan Can Waterpiks Damage Your Gums?

For patients who have braces that make traditional flossing difficult, our staff at Prescott Dentistry often recommend a Waterpik as a reasonable alternative. However, many patients initially worry that such a device will hurt their gums. Waterpiks use pressurized water to remove plaque from teeth,...

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hormones and dental health

01 Aug Women and Dental Health

National Women’s Health Week is observed every year in May—but at Prescott Dentistry, we think anytime is a good time to talk about women’s dental health. Women have specific oral health concerns, generally related to the effects of hormones. Here are some of the factors...

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