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[09/05/13]   Congratulations to our SHARE TO CARE WINNERS.
Kym Peacock won the Nexus 7 tablet, Marc Miller the Galaxy tablet, Shelly Amor the Electric toothbrush, Kalia Codde the Professional Home Whitening Kit, and Joe Adams won the Target Gift Card.
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Dr. Nelson began Leesburg Family Dentistry 22 years ago with a handful of patients. His career has been dedicated to providing exceptional dental care to his wonderful patients. We want to take more responsibility in promoting
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The boy asked his father, "What is this, Father?" The father [never having seen an elevator] responded "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is."

While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room.

The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights with numbers above the walls light up. They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction.

The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The father said to his son, "Go get your mother."

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Often taken for granted, the monotonous task of brushing and flossing our teeth daily has never been more important in order to avoid gum disease and the risks gum disease place on our overall health. It has been estimated that 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease, which has been linked to serious health complications and causes various dental problems that are often avoidable.

What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is mainly caused by bacteria from plaque and tartar build up. Other factors that have the potential to cause gum disease may include:
•Tobacco use
•Clenching or grinding your teeth
•Certain medications
•Genetics
Types of Gum Disease Include:


•Gingivitis - The beginning stage of gum disease and is often undetected. This stage of the disease is reversible.


•Periodontitis - Untreated gingivitis may lead to this next stage of gum disease. With many levels of periodontitis, the common outcome is chronic inflammatory response, a condition when the body breaks down the bone and tissue in the infected area of the mouth, ultimately resulting in tooth and bone loss.

Signs of Gum Disease Include:
•Red, bleeding, and/or swollen gums
•Bad breath
•Mobility of the teeth
•Tooth sensitivity caused by receding gums
•Abscessed teeth
•Tooth loss
Recent studies suggest gum disease may contribute to or be warning signs of potentially life threatening conditions such as:


•Heart Disease and Stroke - Studies suggest gingivitis may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke because of the high levels of bacteria found in infected areas of the mouth. As the level of periodontal disease increases, the risk of cardiovascular disease may increase with it. Other studies have suggested that the inflammation in the gums may create a chronic inflammation response in other parts of the body which has also been implicated in increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.


•Diabetes - People with diabetes often have some form of gum disease, likely caused by high blood glucose, according to the CDC. People with diabetes need to take extra care to ensure proper brushing and flossing techniques are used to prevent the advancement of the gum disease. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your dental hygienist should be followed.


•Chronic Kidney Disease - A study, conducted by Case Western Reserve University, suggests that people without any natural teeth, known as edentulous, are more likely to have chronic kidney disease (CDK), than people with natural teeth. CDK affects blood pressure potentially causing heart disease, contributed to kidney failure, and affects bone health.


•Preterm Birth - Babies that are born premature -- before 37 weeks of gestation -- may face numerous health complications. Research indicates that women with periodontal disease are three to five times more likely to have a baby born preterm compared to women without any form of gum disease. Women are more susceptible to gingivitis when pregnant and should follow their regular brushing habits, and continue with dental cleanings and examinations.

Treatments for Gum Disease
Depending on the type of gum disease, some of the available treatment options are:

•Removal of plaque and calculus by way of scaling done by your dental hygienist or dentist.


•Medications such as chlorhexidine gluconate, a mouth rinse prescribed by your dentist or hygienist to help kill the bacteria in your mouth, along with frequent cleanings.


•Surgery may be necessary in certain cases to stop, halt, or minimize the progression of periodontal disease. Surgery is also used to replace bone that was lost in advanced stages of the disease.

What Can I Do to Prevent Gum Disease?
Proper brushing and flossing is the easiest way to reduce and prevent gum disease, but regular cleanings with your dental hygienist or dentist are necessary to remove calculus and treat advanced gum disease. If you are concerned that you may have gum disease, contact your dentist.
Sources:

American Academy of Periodontology. "Chronic Kidney Disease Risk" October 14, 2008.

American Academy of Periodontology. "Gum Disease and Your Heart"January 8, 2008.

American Academy of Periodontology. "Inflammation and Gum Disease" November 24, 2008.

American Academy of Periodontology. "Oral Health During Pregnancy November 12, 2007.

American Academy of Periodontology. "Periodontal Procedures"

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[03/20/12]   Patient Perspective: The comfortable confidence of whitening
.A patient's take on Ultradent's Opalescence PF Take-Home Whitening.
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2012-02
Mon, 2012-02-06 09:47 | Compiled by Stan Goff, Executive Editor.View the full image
Ultradent's Opalescence PF Take-Home Whitening
Xiaomi Tong
Leesburg, Va.
Patient of Dr. Gary S. Nelson
Like a lot of patients, Xiaomi Tong wanted to improve her smile. She had tried some whitening systems, but a lack of results still left her self-conscious when it came to smiling or laughing. All that changed when she became a patient at Dr. Gary Nelson’s Leesburg, Va. practice and was introduced to Opalescence PF from Ultradent Products.

The dentist’s office
Dr. Nelson has been Tong’s family dentist for more than 10 years, ever since she moved to Leesburg in 2001 and was referred by a friend.

“We really like the experience at Dr. Nelson’s office, and visiting there is like visiting an old family friend,” she said. “Dr. Nelson and his staff are very friendly and attentive and are always up-to-date with the latest technologies. I trust Dr. Nelson completely with my family’s teeth!”

The patient’s perspective
“I have significant teeth discoloration caused by inappropriate usage of tetracyclines when I was a child in China,” Tong explained. “Tetracyclines are now contraindicated for use in children under 8 years of age, but it was commonly used in young children when I was growing up in China. In fact, many Chinese from my generation have the same teeth discoloration problem.

“I have been bothered by the discoloration for most of my life and it made me uncomfortable and overly self-conscious when I laughed or smiled. I tried some whitening products some years ago but they caused pain and over sensitization in my teeth.”

When she mentioned her concern to Dr. Nelson, he recommended the Opalescence PF product and Tong decided to give it a try.

“Dr. Nelson and his staff were very patient and attentive as always and spent their time to make sure that the trays fit nicely and the whitening gel was at the right strength. The usage of the product has been easy and I experienced no pain or discomfort.”

Ready to share the word
While Tong’s smile may not be absolutely perfect, she is a very happy patient who now enjoys plenty of smiles and laughter.

“Although my teeth may never be sparkling white because of the tetracycline damage, the product has definitely made very noticeable improvements in their appearance,” she said. “Now I can laugh much more freely without worrying about people noticing my teeth! I would definitely recommend this product to other people and I have recommended Dr. Nelson to my friends.”

Opalescence PF
Opalescence PF features a sticky, viscous gel that does not leach from the tray and helps to hold it securely in place. Its potassium nitrate and fluoride help to decrease sensitivity while strengthening enamel and preventing caries, and its 20% water content prevents dehydration and shade relapse. Available in four concentrations and three flavors, Opalescence PF offers an option for every smile.
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Patient Perspective: The comfortable confidence of whitening
.A patient's take on Ultradent's Opalescence PF Take-Home Whitening.
Dental Products Report
2012-02
Mon, 2012-02-06 09:47 | Compiled by Stan Goff, Executive Editor.View the full image
Ultradent's Opalescence PF Take-Home Whitening
Xiaomi Tong
Leesburg, Va.
Patient of Dr. Gary S. Nelson
Like a lot of patients, Xiaomi Tong wanted to improve her smile. She had tried some whitening systems, but a lack of results still left her self-conscious when it came to smiling or laughing. All that changed when she became a patient at Dr. Gary Nelson’s Leesburg, Va. practice and was introduced to Opalescence PF from Ultradent Products.

The dentist’s office
Dr. Nelson has been Tong’s family dentist for more than 10 years, ever since she moved to Leesburg in 2001 and was referred by a friend.

“We really like the experience at Dr. Nelson’s office, and visiting there is like visiting an old family friend,” she said. “Dr. Nelson and his staff are very friendly and attentive and are always up-to-date with the latest technologies. I trust Dr. Nelson completely with my family’s teeth!”

The patient’s perspective
“I have significant teeth discoloration caused by inappropriate usage of tetracyclines when I was a child in China,” Tong explained. “Tetracyclines are now contraindicated for use in children under 8 years of age, but it was commonly used in young children when I was growing up in China. In fact, many Chinese from my generation have the same teeth discoloration problem.

“I have been bothered by the discoloration for most of my life and it made me uncomfortable and overly self-conscious when I laughed or smiled. I tried some whitening products some years ago but they caused pain and over sensitization in my teeth.”

When she mentioned her concern to Dr. Nelson, he recommended the Opalescence PF product and Tong decided to give it a try.

“Dr. Nelson and his staff were very patient and attentive as always and spent their time to make sure that the trays fit nicely and the whitening gel was at the right strength. The usage of the product has been easy and I experienced no pain or discomfort.”

Ready to share the word
While Tong’s smile may not be absolutely perfect, she is a very happy patient who now enjoys plenty of smiles and laughter.

“Although my teeth may never be sparkling white because of the tetracycline damage, the product has definitely made very noticeable improvements in their appearance,” she said. “Now I can laugh much more freely without worrying about people noticing my teeth! I would definitely recommend this product to other people and I have recommended Dr. Nelson to my friends.”

Opalescence PF
Opalescence PF features a sticky, viscous gel that does not leach from the tray and helps to hold it securely in place. Its potassium nitrate and fluoride help to decrease sensitivity while strengthening enamel and preventing caries, and its 20% water content prevents dehydration and shade relapse. Available in four concentrations and three flavors, Opalescence PF offers an option for every smile.
800-552-5512•ultradent.com

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