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04-24-2006

Heart Disease and Gum Disease

For a long time, dentists have known that people with gum disease are more prone to heart disease. Just recently, the missing link was discovered. The gums are often chronically inflamed when someone has gum disease because gum disease is really a chronic, low-grade infection. So what’s the problem? When…

04-14-2006

Why are my gums receeding?

Receeding gums are a common problem. Dentists and hygienists blame patients for their receeding gums, saying that patients brush too hard or not enough or with the wrong brush. A similar problem is teeth that get dished out or notched at the gumline. Dentists also blame patients for this. When…