How Gum Disease Affects Your Body

November 3, 2017

Did you know that gum disease can increase your risk of systemic illness? Gum disease may seem, on the surface, like a small issue but it actually has far reaching consequences. It starts as bacteria accumulating on the plaque on your teeth. Without proper brushing and flossing to remove it, the bacteria quickly infect periodontal […]

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3 Benefits of Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth as Soon as Possible

October 30, 2017

There are numerous symptoms when a person is suffering from impacted wisdom teeth and the most common are jaw pain and tenderness in the gum tissue. A visit with Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute should reveal whether an impaction is causing the problem. If that is the case, then those teeth need to be removed immediately […]

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National Health Education Week: How Does Gum Disease Affect My Health?

October 13, 2017

Gum disease can take a toll on your oral health. From bleeding gums to bone loss, every stage of the infection will damage your smile. Did you know that gum disease can also affect your overall health? You may find it surprising to learn that your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke can go […]

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Jaw Pain After Halloween Candy? Could be TMJ

October 5, 2017

In addition to paying attention to how your teeth and gums feel this Halloween season, we recommend that you also pay attention to how your jaw feels before, during, and after eating candy. If you have jaw pain, there’s a chance you have a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), which is something we’d be more than […]

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Oral Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know

September 5, 2017

There are many reasons to regularly visit your periodontist, including procedures that maintain and prevent oral diseases. An oral cancer screening is a fairly standard preventative procedure included in routine dental visits. Dr. Kovacs at Pinnacle Implants & Periodontics includes routine screenings for most patients. Before you go for your general checkup, there a few […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Too Hard

August 17, 2017

You are told again and again to brush your teeth to help prevent a myriad of issues, including gingivitis and advanced periodontal disease. However, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, as they say. When you brush too hard, you might just hurt your gums and cause gum recession. That […]

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Treat Gum Disease for Fresher Breath

August 3, 2017

On August 6, periodontists and dentists across the United States celebrate oral hygiene and health. It’s National Fresh Breath Day. If you suffer from gum disease, you may worry about having bad breath. Fortunately, there is a comfortable treatment that doesn’t involve cutting the gums and lets you get back to work the same day. […]

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Combating Gum Recession With the Pinhole Surgical Technique

June 10, 2017

Receding gums can be caused by a variety of dental problems, and they can lead to low self-esteem and self-image issues. Despite the emotional difficulties caused by receding gums, there is a way to restore your smile to its original glory. Pinhole surgical technique is a new treatment that effectively treats gum recession. It is […]

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A Quick Look at How Tobacco Affects Your Oral Health

May 16, 2017

Did you know that tobacco consumption has many adverse oral health effects? Lung cancer is not the only thing you have to worry about. Apart from bad breath, there are a multitude of oral health risks for cigarette smokers and tobacco chewers. In honor of World No Tobacco Day on May 31st, read up on […]

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Are You Ignoring These Common Signs of Gum Disease?

May 11, 2017

If you are like most people, you probably think that gum disease is a condition that is solely caused by poor dental hygiene. However, the risk of developing gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) increases with certain hormonal changes in women, some medications, smoking and genetics. While the disease is more common among older […]

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