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woman gum disease heart disease 200x300 Gum Disease and Heart Disease in WomenThe natures of gum disease and heart disease (two of the most harmful oral and systemic diseases) do not differ from person to person, and without proper care, each can be equally harmful to everyone. However, many of the biological differences between men and women can mean that women may sometimes be at an increased risk of either. To explain, and to help you boost your fight against gum disease and heart disease, we take a look at why women should often be even more diligent in taking care of their oral and overall health. (more…)

pinhole gum grafts 300x200 What Are Pinhole® Gum Grafts?Gum grafts are a common recourse for restoring periodontal tissue that has become irreversibly damaged or infected, or that has receded significantly and exposed your vulnerable teeth roots. As part of our continued dedication to providing advanced services and techniques that make your care more comfortable and effective, Dr. Kania is now certified to provide Pinhole® gum grafts using the advanced PST® (Pinhole Surgical Technique) developed by Dr. John Chao. In many cases, pinhole surgery allows us to reestablish your periodontal health with no sutures, and a significantly shorter healing period. (more…)

keep oral health safe from tobacco 300x213 Keep Your Oral Health Safe from TobaccoThe dangers of smoke and tobacco to your health are not a well-guarded secret. Experts, including the surgeon general, agree that smoking kills healthy tissue cells and can lead to or exacerbate a wide variety of health issues, including lung disease and cancer. Since your mouth is the first part of your body to come into contact with cigarette smoke, we explore the damage tobacco smoke can wreak on your oral health. (more…)