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Latest news and info on what's happening at San Antonio Periodontics and Implants.

Is Gum Disease More Common In Women

Is Gum Disease More Common In Women

Did you know that half of Americans have some form of periodontal disease? According to a CDC report from 2012, half of Americans (47.2%) aged 30 and older are afflicted with mild to severe cases. Although more common in men than women (56.4% vs. 38.4%), other factors related to a woman’s health and hormone levels may make women more susceptible at certain times in their life.

What is gum disease?

Periodontal diseases are infections or inflammation that affect the gums or bone surrounding and supporting your teeth. Gums can become red and swollen and bleed easily, and in the worst cases a tooth may loosen and fall out. This can be avoided by ensuring that plaque and related bacteria are removed through regular at home dental care, such as brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dentist for semiannual cleanings.

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New Website

New Website

San Antonio Periodontics & Implants has a new website to better serve the needs of our patients. The responsive website will allow new and existing patients to view the website from all devices – smart phones, tablets and computer desktops with ease.

In addition, Dr. Steven C. Maller, DDS, MS and William H. Stalker will use the news blog section of the website to keep patients informed of periodontics news and happenings at our Olmos Park location. Downloadable Patient Forms are also available to help office visits go smoothly. Feel free to contact us today!

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