Blog - Gingivitis

  • Does Gum Disease Cause Heart Attacks & Strokes?

    Charlotte dentist Dr. Payet says that gum disease does not cause heart attacks, strokes

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 9, 2016

    I was recently reminded of claims that periodontal disease is associated with medical conditions like heart attacks, strokes, pre-term births, and diabetes.  Yes, there is an association among those conditions, that’s true.  However, some dentists and hygienists try to scare patients into treatment by claiming that gum disease actually causes those conditions.  That’s simply not true! […]

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  • “If You Don’t Floss, You’ll Die,” Says One Charlotte Dentist

    dental flossing is good for you

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 3, 2016

    Oh ok, sue me for the clickbait headline….you’ll die if you do floss, too.  😀 The Story: Does Flossing Even Work? Obviously, since I’m a dentist and have many dentists friends, one of the most commonly shared and widely discussed news stories this week has been about whether or not flossing is any good for […]

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  • Crowns Shouldn’t Make Gums Bleed

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 26, 2012

    One thing that patients can’t stand, and understandably so, is getting a crown done, and after it’s put on, the gum around the crown turns red, sore, and it bleeds easily when brushing and flossing.  After all, a crown should FIX a problem, not create one, right? Why Do Some Crowns Make the Gums Red […]

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  • Drug for Osteoporosis May Help Treat Gum Disease

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 13, 2010

    It’s fascinating to see the kinds of studies that are being done by different universities and drug companies, because sometimes you get a rather unexpected result.  In this case, researchers at the University of Michigan found that a drug made by Eli Lily, Forteo (generic name teriparatide) seems to actually help regenerate bone in jaws […]

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  • What’s the difference between Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 16, 2010

    This is one of those simple questions that can seem quite confusing to the public, because most dental offices don’t do an adequate job explaining the difference, and sadly, periodontal disease is still one of the most under-diagnosed and under-treated diseases in the United States.  Part of the reason for the lack of treatment does […]

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