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The Surprising Risks of Living With Gum Disease

Contrary to popular belief, gum disease doesn’t just affect oral health. Even though it starts in the mouth, bacteria and inflammation can spread from your gum tissue to other parts of your body. Fortunately, periodontal disease treatments can help you maintain your oral health and lower your risk of other diseases. The problem is that many patients with periodontal disease fail to receive treatment because they underestimate the severity of their condition. Here are a few surprising risks of living with gum disease, and why it’s important to see your periodontist for treatment as soon as possible.  1.    Heart Disease Studies link untreated periodontal disease to heart disease, although the full details of this link are not yet understood. Coronary heart disease is the main type of heart disease and can lead to heart attack. Once you get heart disease you will have it for the rest of your life, although certain procedures can improve the flow of oxygen and blood to lower ...

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The Negative Side of Missing Teeth and How to Fix Them

Close to 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and the problem is more than just a cosmetic one. While a missing tooth may affect your confidence and be a nuisance, there are deeper health concerns and issues that may arise if no replacements are made over time. At Solid City Smiles, we are determined to educate our patients about the dangers of missing teeth and how they can be avoided.   Bone Loss   When a tooth is lost, the root is removed from the jawbone. This means that there is nothing left to stimulate the bone to regrow and regenerate. Over time, the jawbone can crumble, moving the teeth and changing the shape of the face. Replacing teeth with dental implants ensures that the bone is healthy and growing.   Moving Teeth   If you lose a tooth and nothing is done to replace it, there is room for your other teeth to shift over time. With no counter acting force to stop them from moving, the teeth may move outward and forward. This can change you ...

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A Picnic-Ready Smile With Dental Implants

Continue reading to learn the risks of living with missing teeth and the reward of receiving dental implants. Call today to set an appointment!

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How Gum Disease Is Linked to Blood Pressure

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month, and Dr. Gregg Codelli and his team are celebrating the occasion by raising awareness of the link between gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and high blood pressure.

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Smile Wide With LANAP®

In the beginning and early stages of gum disease, it is referred to as gingivitis, which worsens into periodontitis. The LANAP treatment is a procedure that helps manage periodontitis when the symptoms become severe.

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How to Prevent Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is extremely common in the United States, and many people don’t understand the effects that gum disease can have on the rest of your body. Even those who do not exhibit signs of gum disease can benefit from taking a proactive approach to caring for their gums and mouth. 

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Why You Should Floss After Thanksgiving

While you may be sleepy and want to relax after the festivities are over, it’s important to keep your oral health in mind and floss before bedtime to avoid gum disease.

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Just How Common Are Missing Adult Teeth?

We don’t talk about tooth loss as much as we could, but this common occurrence does not need to cause a permanent change to your appearance or lifestyle. 

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Schedule an Appointment on National Call Your Doctor Day

June 13th is National Call Your Doctor Day which makes it a perfect time to schedule the tooth extraction that you have been putting off.  Continue reading to learn why consistent visits are important.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Important Facts About Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Awareness Month is designed to help people understand the disease, including its causes, treatments, and to encourage people to schedule a screening with a dental professional.  Continue reading to learn more.

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Gregg R Codelli DDS
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Atlanta, GA 30338
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Welcome to Solid City Smiles. We congratulate you on taking the first step toward improving your periodontal health. Please utilize this web site as a resource. It will help you  understand your course of treatment and answer any questions related to periodontal therapy. Dr. Codelli is a specialist in periodontics and implantology.

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