Links from the American Dental Association
Preventing Periodontal Disease
An article by the American Dental Association discussing the causes, warning signs and prevention of periodontal disease. Note: this link requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
An comprehensive resource from the American Dental Association covering many common questions relating to bad breath.
Links from the American Academy of Periodontology
This link contains an article that covers the types and causes of periodontal disease. It includes illustrations and possible treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
This link contains “Frequently Asked Questions” covering general periodontal questions, periodontal procedures, and how periodontal disease affects general health.
Possible Medical Complications
This link covers how periodontal disease can adversely affect your general health.
Smoking & Periodontal Disease
Smoking may be one of the most important risk factors in the development of periodontal disease. This link gives information regarding this.
Women & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information to help women avoid periodontal (gum) disease and protect their oral health.
Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information on how diabetes increases periodontal disease and how periodontal disease can also increase diabetes.
Family Member Transmission
This link describes how periodontal disease can be passed from parents to children and between husbands and wives.
This link describes periodontal procedures such as dental implants, scaling & root planing, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.
Dental Implants: Teeth that Look and Feel Like Your Own
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots (posts) placed into your jawbone. Crowns, bridges or dentures are then anchored to these. This link describes the process and benefits of dental implants.
Patient Education on Dental Implants
Comprehensive site covering several topics from what dental implants are to why it is important to replace missing teeth.
TMJ & TMD
Patient education brochure on Temporalmandibular Disorder (TMD) from the American Academy of Oralfacial pain.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Oral Appliance Therapy Brochure
Patient education brochure on Oral Appliance Therapy for snoring and sleep apnea from the American Academy of Oralfacial Pain and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Overview
Comprehensive overview from the Mayo Clinic covers symptoms, causes, treatment of central and obstructive sleep apnea.