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Is a Periodontist Right For You?

You’ve gone to your dentist with a nagging issue with your tooth, and they say they want to refer you to a periodontist. However, you might feel a little worried and nervous if you’ve never heard of this term before. So, what is a periodontist, and is visiting one the right course of action for

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Gum Discoloration and the Advantages of Laser Gum Bleaching

Do you dislike your smile because your gums are dark? Do you avoid a full smile because of the visible areas of hyperpigmentation? Your teeth may be healthy and a brilliant white, but discoloration of the gums can detract from your smile and reduce your confidence. Fortunately, there is a simple procedure that can eliminate

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Dr. I. Stephen Brown: 13 Time Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentist

Dr. I. Stephen Brown is a pillar of the medical community in Philadelphia. Specializing in periodontics, Dr. Brown was recently awarded Top Dentist in the field of Periodontics for an astounding 13th time. He’s a talented periodontist and known for excellence in compassionate care. Together with his team at The Perio Group, they provide periodontal

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Mitigating COVID-19 and Other Systemic Diseases

You probably already know that maintaining good periodontal health can keep your teeth strong, clean, healthy and most importantly, in your mouth. You know that regular periodontal check-ups can help you avoid gum disease, cavities, bone loss, oral cancers, even bad breath. You likely also know that the sooner you catch a periodontal issue, the

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The Link Between Genetics and Periodontitis

According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.5 billion people suffer from dental diseases. Periodontitis, or severe gum disease, affects nearly 10% of the world’s population. Diet, tobacco use, and the harmful use of alcohol play a role in many of these cases. However, one recent study points to genetic factors playing a critical

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