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March JADA Looks At Severity Of Periodontal Disease In Meth Users

CHICAGO, Illinois — Understanding the severity and prevalence of periodontal disease in patients who use methamphetamines is crucial for dental professionals who may provide care to them, according to research published in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

For the cover article, "Periodontal Status of Current Methamphetamine Users," researchers reviewed periodontal assessments completed on 546 adults, most of whom were cigarette smokers and medium-to-high methamphetamine users. Researchers found that smokers and methamphetamine users had a high prevalence of periodontal disease.

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Combining Gum Disease Treatment With Laser Dentistry For Minimally Invasive Dental Care

PASADENA, California — There’s good news for people who suffer from inflammation, and painful, bleeding gums as a result of periodontal disease. Our network of Biomimetic Dentists understand the sensitivity of the periodontal tissues, and offer scaling and root planing paired with laser dentistry to treat gum disease.

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New FDI White Paper And Advocacy Toolkit Address The Global Burden Of Periodontal Disease

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GENEVA, SwitzerlandFDI World Dental Federation has launched two materials as part of the Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP):

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Evidence Lacking That Gum Disease Treatment Prevents Heart Disease

LONDON, England — Researchers found insufficient evidence to determine whether periodontal therapy in patients with chronic periodontitis prevents occurrence or recurrence of cardiovascular disease in a systematic review published online in November in the Cochrane Review Database.

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The American Dental Association Releases Guideline On Gum Disease Treatment

CHICAGO, Illinois — Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss, are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment, according to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA). The guidelines, based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of treatment of periodontitis, were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

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The American Dental Association Releases Guideline On Gum Disease Treatment

CHICAGO, Illinois — Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss, are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment, according to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA). The guidelines, based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of treatment of periodontitis, were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

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Despite Research on Gum Disease Prevention, Treatment is Still a Priority

BEVERLY HILLS, California – In spite of encouraging news about a link between gum disease prevention and the intake of omega 3's that was published recently in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Dr. Alex Farnoosh (www.thetotalsmile.com) says the priority at his practice remains gum disease treatment. Dr. Farnoosh is passionate about the science of dental care. As a cosmetic dentist and periodontist, his focus is on improving aesthetics and protecting health.

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Dr. Mahnaz Rashti Provides Dental Treatments That Aid in the Prevention and Control of Periodontal Disease in Patients With Diabetes

By keeping periodontitis in check with Dr. Rashti, diabetes patients are able to prevent significant damage to gum tissue, as well as more complications with their diabetes

LOS ANGELES, California – Diabetes is recognized as one of the most widely occurring diseases on the planet, with over 170 million people being affected by it worldwide. While diabetes presents can present many complications for those who suffer from it, including high blood pressure, arterial disease, and even blindness, much research has been done with regards to the relation between diabetes and periodontal disease. In fact, a definite correlation has been drawn between how having diabetes increases one's propensity for developing periodontitis. Fortunately, dental care from a professional is a key way to prevent diabetes sufferers from developing highly problematic periodontal disease, and Dr. Mahnaz Rashti is a premier periodontist for patients all over Los Angeles.

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Perio Protect 2011 to Take Place In Las Vegas, April 8-9

ST LOUIS, Missouri – Perio Protect LLC announced today that the Perio Protect 2011 annual meeting will be held at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel and Casino on April 8 and April 9, 2011. The annual meeting combines a review of new research and established science on minimally invasive periodontal treatments with a specialty course on periodontal surgery that is designed to elevate your use of Perio Protect® methodology. The two-day presentation includes case studies and treatment plans for patients with all ranges of periodontal needs, including surgery and surgical follow-up.

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Dr. Mahnaz Rashti's Dental Treatments for Periodontitis Help Decrease the Chances of Its Related Complications in Pregnant Women

LOS ANGELES, California – While periodontitis is one of the most common diseases in the world, most people are unaware of the damage that it causes until it is too late. Research studies have shown that chronic and ongoing periodontitis infections correlate with a number of negative health effects, including increased chances of stroke, high blood pressure, heart problems, fertility problems and more. Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life threatening condition that affects pregnant women, and there is a strong correlation between a woman developing pre-eclampsia if she also has periodontitis. Dr. Mahnaz Rashti D.D.S. is a Beverly Hills periodontist, providing her patients with life changing dental treatments that can help prevent the development of pre-eclampsia.

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