Treating Alzheimer’s Disease By Treating Gum Disease?

Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteria (3D illustration) that cause periodontal disease are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. An experimental gum disease medication called atuzaginstat is being studied to see how it may help individuals who have significant gum disease and mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. In a clinical trial, researchers attempted to see if oral drugs can stop the progression...

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Flossing For a Healthier Smile

A few years back, the American Academy of Periodontology conducted an online Harris Poll survey on gum disease. More than 2,000 individuals in 10 of the largest U.S. cities were polled about their dental flossing habits. The survey concluded that many individuals would rather wash dirty dishes (18%), clean the toilet (14%), or wait in...

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Can Keeping Your Natural Teeth Equate to Longer Lives?

A California retirement community study of 5,611 older adults conducted between 1992 and 2009 explored the association between dentition (the condition of your teeth) and mortality. It showed that “maintenance of good oral hygiene is an important health promoter in aging populations.” In the research, edentulous (lacking any teeth) men and women had a 30%...

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Choosing Your Dental Specialist

We recently highlighted an article Dr. Aranguren wrote for WebDental titled “Finding a Great Periodontal Practice.” In the article, Dr. Aranguren lists steps you might consider when making your decision like: Checking credentials Finding a dentist that is immersed in ongoing continuing education Researching an office that continually updates technology, procedures and protocols Reading reviews...

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Ahead of the Curve: Using the Latest Periodontal Technology and Tools

Dr. Ganeles once again teamed up with colleagues for a clinical article, this one in the October issue of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, writing about a material called volume-stable collagen matrix (VSCM). The Fibro-Gide® VSCM product is a porcine material used for soft-tissue regeneration as well as recession coverage. It’s one of our latest...

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In The News

Dr. Ganeles is a regular contributor to dental publications like the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, a leading peer-reviewed journal for dentists, both general practitioners and specialists. As a co-author of June’s “Application of 10 Keys for Replacement of Multiple Teeth in the Esthetic Zone,” Dr. Ganeles and international colleagues discuss tooth replacement strategies...

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Saving Teeth is Our Priority

You rely on the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for today’s top dental implant options, as well as clinically proven procedures to treat gum disease. But did you realize that one of our true areas of expertise is in the prevention of tooth loss? While dental implants provide fabulous replacements for natural...

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Proud to Be Voted Top Dentists 2021

We’re so pleased to have been voted “Top Dentists” in Palm Beach Illustrated’s 2021 list. The results were published in the October 2021 issue of the popular publication.  Research for this list was created by Professional Research Services and is based on an online peer-review survey sent out to certified dentists within Palm Beach County....

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More Research Links Gum Disease to Heart Health

In follow-up research to an ongoing Swedish study on gum disease, researchers found that individuals with gum disease were 49% more likely to die from any cause, have a nonfatal heart attack or stroke, or to develop severe heart failure. The original study included more than 1,500 participants with an average age of 62 initially...

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Oral Plastic Surgery

When you think of the phrase “plastic surgery,” what probably first comes to mind is the cosmetic side of the field—procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks and facelifts to name a few. But plastic surgery can relate to regeneration and reconstruction of the gum and jawbone tissue. Periodontists are the plastic surgeons of the...

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