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Whether you’ve heard the terms “gingivitis” and “periodontal disease” from toothpaste ads or from your general dentist, you may be wondering if the two words are interchangeable. They’re not. Gingivitis is actually the first stage of periodontal disease. And if left untreated, it can progress to a more serious stage of periodontal disease called periodontitis….

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New York City residents have a wide variety of local periodontists to choose from. After all, they live in the Big Apple. There’s a world of possibility on every block of the City, and several oral health care practitioners to choose from. But when it comes to choosing a provider to manage periodontal disease or…

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If you’ve met with a general dentist, or New York City’s periodontist Dr. Kissel, and found out that you have periodontal disease, you might be wondering how often you should see Dr. Kissel for examinations after your diagnosis. After all, periodontal disease isn’t something to take lightly. If left untreated, it could lead to gum…

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If you’ve been told that you have periodontal disease, treatment planning should start immediately. By acting quickly and diligently, periodontal disease can be reversed, restoring your dental health and protecting your overall health, as advanced stages of periodontal disease increase patients’ risk for heart disease and stroke. If a general dentist diagnosed you with periodontal…

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New York City residents considering dental implants should know that they are, by and large, wildly successful. In fact, the most current data shows that implants succeed 90 to 95% of the time. Still, there are documented reasons why dental implants fail. To help you be on the positive side of the equation and receive…

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Many of periodontist Dr. Kissel’s New York City patients who consult with him about dental implants are, understandably, curious about how they need to care for their new teeth after they are placed. It’s important to know if you choose Dr. Kissel for your implants surgery, you have a high chance of implant success because…

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For New York City dental implants patients who’ve been missing teeth for quite some time before deciding to have them replaced, rebuilding jaw bone tissue, also known as bone regeneration, is often a must. After all, going months or years without a tooth root stimulating your jaw bone’s growth has likely resulted in bone resorption,…

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So you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease. We know how discouraged you must be. Having to deal with a dental health condition is frustrating in many ways, and knowing that periodontal disease can affect your overall health as well can be even more devastating. That’s why you can’t ignore it, or let it continue to…

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If you live in New York City and you have loose or missing teeth or need to have a tooth or teeth removed due to disease or decay, it’s likely you will need to have them replaced with dental implants. Periodontist Dr. Kissel’s preferred tooth-replacement system is dental implants because they are a permanent solution,…

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How To Brush Properly While brushing the outside surfaces of your teeth, position the brush at a 45-degree angle where your gums and teeth meet. Gently move the brush in a circular motion several times using small, gentle strokes. Use light pressure while putting the bristles between the teeth, but not so much pressure that…

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