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Three Factors To Consider During National Gum Care Month

September 15, 2015

Caring for your teeth and gums regularly is very important and can have lasting implications on your health. In honor of September serving as National Gum Care Month, we would like to take this opportunity to explain how neglecting gum care can lead to periodontal disease, which can then lead to further medical problems. In addition, we want to encourage and equip our readers with simple practices that can be implemented each day to help prevent periodontal disease. Such proactive behavior can be extremely beneficial to one’s overall health. Below are three factors to consider in regards to gum care.

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The Dental Membership Plan: Providing Affordable Periodontal Services

September 9, 2015

We are currently reforming the dental membership plan, details are subject to change.

Periodontal services are a branch of dental treatment that focus on the unseen side of oral health. Composed of, primarily, what lies beneath the gum line, this dental specialty has the ability to treat conditions such as periodontal disease and even complete a smile by replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

 

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Is Your Dental Cleaning Up To Date?

August 3, 2015

As we enter the month of August, schedules and routines begin to settle into place for many. With a new school year beginning and a new season on the horizon, it’s a great time to think about getting your teeth cleaned. Have you been to the dentist recently, or in the last 6 months? If you haven’t then you are due!

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Are Your Routine Medications Causing Unknown Problems For Your Teeth?

March 25, 2015

40% of people take at least one type of medication that can damage their teeth, according to the professionals at the Better Health Channel. This staggering statistic becomes ever more significant when the majority are unaware that the medication they take can be responsible for dental problems that they are currently experiencing or the possibility of future problems. Observe the following and consider whether these may relate to symptoms you have been experiencing.

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Membership Helps Those Needing Periodontal Care

November 4, 2014

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can be very expensive to treat. For those suffering from gum disease, possible options can include gum surgery, surgical (deep) cleanings, and quarterly maintenance cleanings with a licensed hygienist to arrest the disease and keep it from worsening. The costs of these needed services can add up.

According to fairhealthconsumer.org, in the West Metro Atlanta area, patients who are uninsured or who have met their yearly insurance caps can expect to pay close to the following for periodontal care:

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Periodontal Disease: When Bad Gums Happen to Good People

March 25, 2014

Got gum disease? You’re not alone.

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in two American adults aged 30 and over has some form of periodontal disease. 

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What's Up With All That Poking At My Gums During Cleaning?

March 8, 2014

Have you ever wondered why your dentist starts rattling off a series of numbers to the hygienist in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What's going on there? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It's a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch it early. Dental probing is a pretty interesting exercise in dentistry, can save you from surgery and extractions, and here's why.
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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

Shelby Morgan - Editor / Author

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