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February 8

Dental Health In New Hampshire Is Just Average

New Hampshire ranks 25th – right in the middle of US states – for overall dental health. Our dental health habits rank much higher, as seen in our diligence avoiding sugary drinks and getting our kids to the dentist. But in our opinion, we are still catching up due to delays in fluoridating our public …

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February 2

Early Gingival (Gum) Grafting is Important for Young Patients

Since the majority of gum recession worsens over time, it’s important to treat minimal recession in young patients. Fortunately, advances in surgical techniques allow for highly esthetic results following gum grafting, with the new gum tissue blending naturally into existing gum tissue as you can see in the patient we treated here. This patient is …

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January 19

Intercepting Periodontal Disease Early is a Wise Investment in Your Health and Finances

Preventing and intercepting periodontal disease and tooth decay now can save your health and your savings when you get older.http://health.usnews.com/…/healthy-aging-oral-health-for-ol… Healthy Aging: Oral Health for Older Adults To protect your teeth in your 70s and beyond, start now. HEALTH.USNEWS.COM

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January 16

Pregnant Women Should Be Evaluated for Periodontal Disease

If you are pregnant, please make sure that your gums are healthy.http://www.dental-tribune.com/…/32602_periodontal_disease_a… Periodontal disease: A risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes | Dental Tribune International CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Although a number of studies have already suggested a link between periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy… DENTAL-TRIBUNE.COM

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January 7

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease Exacerbate Each Other

Anyone with Type I or II diabetes should be evaluated and treated for periodontal disease. In addition to saving their teeth, they will benefit medically.https://www.perio.org/consumer/diabetes.htm Diabetes and Periodontal Disease | Perio.org The combination of diabetes and periodontal disease can increase the risks associated with each condition. PERIO.ORG

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December 16

Gingival (gum) Grafting to Cover a Root – Another Example

Covering a molar root with a gingival (gum) graft is challenging due to the width of the tooth. In this case, we were able to cover 100% of the root, which eliminated the sensitivity to cold and avoided the need for a plastic filling.

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December 11

Our Recent Seacoast Dental Study Club Meeting Focused On Dental Implants Vs. Salvaging Compromised Teeth

Thank you to everyone who attended our Seacoast Study Club last night. We had a fantastic turnout and enjoyed discussing the factors guiding our decision whether to salvage teeth or place implants. Please visit www.rosaniadmd.com for upcoming seminars.

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December 1

A Bone Graft Can Reverse Periodontal Disease

Bone grafting can restore support for teeth and prevent their loss. We were able to regenerate the bone around this anchoring tooth and save this patient’s bridge. Remov

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November 29

Gum Grafting Can Restore an Ideal Smile

Like our last case, these before and after photos demonstrate the natural appearance of gum tissue after connective tissue grafting using the minimally-invasive tunneling technique. Our patient was very happy with the process and the beautiful outcome – just in time for Thanksgiving!

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November 11

Atrial Fibrillation is More Common in People With Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is correlated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. This is another in the growing list of cardiovascular diseases linked with periodontal disease. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article… Risk of Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter Associated with Periodontitis: A Nationwide, Population-Based, Cohort Study Objective To investigate the risk of atrial fibrillation or… JOURNALS.PLOS.ORG

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November 3

How a Gum Graft Can Restore a Perfect Smile

We posted this case on Facebook asking whether you can tell where we did our gingival graft. This patient was thrilled with her ideal result. Boost Post

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November 2

Routine Preventive Periodontal Treatment or Dental Treatment Reduces Your Risk for Pneumonia

Routine preventive dental visits are correlated with significantly lowered risk for pneumonia.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2016/…/161027122221.htm

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October 18

When is Gum Grafting Necessary?

Recent research has shown that the critical amount of gingival (gum) recession is 3 mm, which is slightly more than 1/8 inch. Recession of 3 mm or more is almost certain to increase and should be intercepted with a gingival graft before it worsens.http://www.joponline.org/doi/abs/10.1902/jop.2016.150625 Journal of Periodontology Online – Journal of Periodontology – 87(7):796 – …

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October 12

Electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes to prevent gum recession following gum grafting

New research shows that the Oral-B electric toothbrush preserves gum tissue after gum grafting better than manual toothbrushes. We already know that electric toothbrushes are more effective at cleaning teeth. We recommend electric toothbrushes for all our patients.http://www.joponline.org/doi/abs/10.1902/jop.2016.150528

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October 12

The development of peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis

Dr. Amy has recently published an article in a prestigious journal about the development of peri-implant mucositis, which can lead to peri-implantitis and loss of implants. http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/05/0022034516668847.full.pdf?ijkey=m3BVCkQP4LQppG9&keytype=finite

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