Bone Loss

Our Immune Cells Cause Inflammation and Bone Loss

It’s easy to blame oral bacteria for gum disease’s damage to our gums and jaws. After all, they definitely cause the disease by growing out of control, and they unleash toxins into the body.

But, it turns out, it’s not just oral bacteria that are to blame for and bone loss related to […]

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Will a New Vaccine End Gum Disease?

Gum disease is one of the most common chronic diseases. It’s not only damaging to the teeth, but it plays a keystone role in many serious health conditions, including heart disease, pneumonia, diabetes, and, potentially, several types of cancer.

But now researchers are claiming that they have developed a vaccine that will help protect us […]

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My Teeth Seem Sturdy, Why Should I Treat Receding Gums?

One of the important reasons to treat receding gums is that your gums protect the bones that support your teeth. If you have receding gums, you might notice your teeth are looser than they used to be.

But that’s not the only reason to treat receding gums. Even if your teeth are stable, there are […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Bone Loss, Receding Gums, Tooth Loss|Comments Off on My Teeth Seem Sturdy, Why Should I Treat Receding Gums?|
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    Fractures and Receding Gums Risk Linked for Postmenopausal Women

Fractures and Receding Gums Risk Linked for Postmenopausal Women

A new study of postmenopausal women has shown that fracture risk might be a sign of increased risk of receding gums.
Menopausal Changes Affect Bones and Gums
Researchers have long been interested in the way that menopause leads to physiological changes that can have an adverse impact on different systems in the body. With decreasing levels […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Bone Loss, Gum disease|Comments Off on Fractures and Receding Gums Risk Linked for Postmenopausal Women|
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    Is Gum Rejuvenation an Alternative to Guided Tissue Regeneration?

Is Gum Rejuvenation an Alternative to Guided Tissue Regeneration?

Gum rejuvenation is a great procedure for restoring receding gums. But can it be used if you’ve been told you need guided tissue regeneration (GTR)? The two procedures are comparable, and achieve some of the same results, but they’re not interchangeable.
What Is Guided Tissue Regeneration?
GTR is a method used to help your body grow […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Bone Loss, Receding Gums|Comments Off on Is Gum Rejuvenation an Alternative to Guided Tissue Regeneration?|