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Frequently Asked Periodontal Questions in Boise & Nampa, ID - Oral Hygiene FAQ's

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What is periodontics?

Q: When should I see a periodontist?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: What are pockets?

Q: Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush my teeth?

Q: Could my periodontal disease be genetic?

Q: What can I expect the first time I visit a periodontist?

Q: Can I pass my periodontal disease to others?

Q: Will insurance cover periodontal procedures?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: What is maintenance therapy?

Q: How often do I need maintenance therapy?

Q: Is there a relationship between tobacco use and periodontal disease?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?


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