Gingivitis: What it is and What You Can Do About it

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According to the CDC, almost half of Americans have some sort of mild, moderate, or severe gum disease. Redness and swelling of the gums are symptoms associated with Gingivitis, the most common form of mild gum disease. Even though it results in only minor irritation, Gingivitis should be taken seriously – if left untreated it can escalate to more serious … Read More

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

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Evolutionary biologists now classify wisdom teeth as vestigial organs, body parts that are no longer needed due to evolution. So why do we have wisdom teeth? Why do some people never develop wisdom teeth? Should I have my wisdom teeth removed, or can I keep them? By the time you reach your early teens, you should have 28 permanent adult … Read More

Are Dental X-rays Dangerous?

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Are dental x-rays dangerous? In spite of their benefits, in recent years, many have become concerned about the exposure to radiation. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? What do I need to know about dental x-rays, for myself and for my kids? Dental x-rays are one of the most valuable, and commonly used diagnostic tools for dentists. Dental x-rays are … Read More