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Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis) and Diabetes

If you are a loyal reader of the Farber Center blog than you already know diabetes will increase the risk of developing periodontitis (gum disease). In this blog post, we will delve into the connection between diabetes and gum disease and discuss their connection. What are Periodontitis and Diabetes? Diabetes Our bodies typically create energy… Read more »

Psoriasis and Gum Disease – An Overlooked Connection

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In honor of National Psoriasis Awareness Month we explore the often overlooked connection between psoriasis and gum disease. Like many other ailments, one can worsen the other. What Does Psoriasis Have to Do With Your Gums? Recent studies show that people with psoriasis are 4.4 times more likely to have gum disease than people without… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity: What You Can Do

Tooth Sensitivity: What Can I Do? Picture it: You’re sitting poolside on a beautiful 80-degree July day. You’ve made a batch of smoothies for you and the kids as an afternoon snack. Settled in your lounge chair you take a sip and boom – that zinging sensation overwhelms your mouth.  Bam – tooth sensitivity. This… Read more »

Vitamin D and Your Oral Health: What You Can Do

With summer on the horizon, we are looking forward to seeing more sunshine – and not just for beach days! Studies have shown that Vitamin D, which your body naturally produces when exposed to sunlight, can aid your oral health. Why Vitamin D? Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial roles in the oral cavity. It… Read more »

Arthritis and the Connection to Your Oral Health

Conditions like arthritis can have a direct impact on your oral health. Over the last decade doctors have discovered a strong link between oral health and total body health. According to Sally Cram of the American Dental Association, physicians are taking a holistic approach to their patients’ overall health. The same can be said for… Read more »

Bone Grafting: What You Need to Know

You may be wondering what exactly bone grafting is and what it has to do with dental implants. Farber Center offers bone grafting as one of its many services. It is a key method to restore your smile through regeneration. Farber Center periodontist Dr. Chris Chondrogiannis breaks down the procedure and what you need to… Read more »

Sugar: An Enemy to Your Oral Health

While the sweet taste of ice cream can tickle your tastebuds and cool you down it can also cause tooth decay. Why? It contains on average 28 grams of sugar. What’s Wrong with Sugar? Consuming high amounts of sugar leads to an increase of plaque in the mouth and puts you at risk of tooth decay… Read more »

Periodontal Disease: A Treatable Condition

Periodontal or gum disease is a silent, but progressive disease that leads to tooth loss.  However, with proper diagnosis, periodontal disease is treatable. What is Periodontal Disease? The term “periodontal”means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a common inflammatory condition. It affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth. There are different stages… Read more »

Oral Hygiene and Your Overall Health

Recent research suggests that there may be an association between oral infections and poorly controlled diabetes, cardiovascular disease and preterm birth. If you have diabetes, you’re already at increased risk of developing gum disease. But chronic gum disease may, in fact, make diabetes more difficult to control, as well.

Periodontal Disease: The Warning Signs

If there is improvement, then we can reevaluate at the next hygiene visit. If their condition is staying the same, a treatment plan may be as simple as telling the patient to increase the frequency of their dental hygiene visits in your office until improvement is noted.