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Why do Dentists Use Prescription Toothpastes?

          How does Fluoride toothpaste protect teeth? All toothpastes help remove plaque (a film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums every day).  Plaque causes tooth decay and gum disease.  Plaque left on the surface of your teeth produces acid that causes the breakdown of enamel (demineralize).  This creates a […]

Can Gum Disease Spread to Other Parts of the Body?

80% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Bacteria forms on the teeth and grows down into the space between the teeth and gums (a periodontal pocket).  These pockets become breeding grounds for bacteria and cause inflammation, tenderness, bleeding and infection. If not addressed properly, this bacteria will spread to other parts of the […]