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prevent tooth decay during the holiday hingham, ma

How to Prevent Tooth Decay During the Holidays

How does the stereotypical holiday diet affect tooth decay? We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, and it’s no secret that there is often an influx of sugary foods made available to you during the month of December because of the holidays. It seems like every Christmas cookie you see is made […]

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Diabetes and Gum Disease Hingham

The Connection between Diabetes and Gum Disease

November is Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to the disease and the millions of people affected by it. We’d like to join this effort from the perspective of your oral health. Like other diseases linked to periodontitis, diabetes is both a cause and effect of gum disease. This bi-directional relationship presents a tricky approach […]

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Delaying gum disease treatment? 3 reasons why you shouldn’t

There are many reasons we can come up with to skip out on going to the dentist regularly (or even at all). Not many people go to the orthodontist’s office because they want to. It can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, costly…the list goes on. Nevertheless, time waits for no one. Sooner or later we all have […]

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Gum disease and breast cancer Hingham, MA

Gum Disease is Linked to 14% Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

What could your dentist know about breast cancer? More than you might think. Your mouth can be home to a myriad of different bacteria; however, the average person’s mouth hosts only about 10% or less of these strains. Of those, a much smaller amount could be considered harmful bacteria, or bacteria which can eventually lead […]

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the connection between gum disease and heart disease

Could Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?
Some Experts Think So

The Growing Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease Growing evidence continues to suggest a link between gum disease and heart disease (as well as other diseases such as diabetes and colon cancer). Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of bacterial origin. Recently, the Colgate Oral and Dental Heath Resource Centre, along with Columbia University, phrased periodontitis […]

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Common dental myths

Debunking Common Dental Myths

There is a solid chance that you or someone you know has a fear of visiting the dentist. In fact, 4.3% of Americans are so terrified of going to the dentist that they simply don’t go (Department of Health and Human Services). We want to address some of the most common myths regarding visiting the […]

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bacteria in your mouth

Understanding the Bacteria in your Mouth

Although each person only holds 30 to 80 at a given time, your mouth can house over 700 different strains of bacteria. Most of these microscopic critters are harmless, however, there are a few that can harm your health that you should be aware of. Let’s take a look at a couple. Porphyromonas gingivalis Also […]

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signs of gum disease

Four Signs of Gum Disease

Sometimes it’s a little difficult to know if you need dental help. Some signs are more subtle and hard to spot, but if they’re noticed early, they can save unneeded stress, time, and money. Here are four things to look out for when caring for your own teeth. Speak to your periodontist if you have any concerns about […]

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