Ever wondered if your gums are as healthy as they could be? While it’s often easy to see signs of wear or damage on the teeth, it can be simple to overlook the gums, when it comes to the smile. This is likely why millions of Americans are believed to struggle with gingivitis, the first… Read more »
Category: Gum Disease
Could I Already Have Gum Disease?
When it comes to caring for your smile, the teeth may be what initially come to mind. After all, healthy teeth help to make a great first impression, and are in fact crucial to eating comfortably and effectively. Yet the gums are just as important to your overall health. Sadly, they often go neglected in… Read more »
Why Your Dentist Is So Worried About Gum Disease
Your dentist’s job is to worry about things that might affect your oral health, so when you visit, you may hear quite a bit about gum disease. As the leading cause of adult tooth loss, gum disease can affect nearly anyone and lead to a host of subsequent dental issues. Even if you maintain a… Read more »
Do You Have Gum Disease?
If you have visited us for preventive care, you have certainly heard us mention that maintaining your smile is essential is preventing gum disease and other issues like tooth decay. When it comes to periodontal problems, taking this to heart is essential. You see, once your gums become inflamed and are headed for infection (the… Read more »
Gum Disease: Who Is At Risk?
Are you at risk for gum disease? Anyone can develop gum disease. That is why we go to the dentist biannually for a checkup and cleaning, to remove plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease. However, if you take good care of your teeth and gums, there is less of a chance you… Read more »
How Serious is Gum Disease?
Teeth seem to get all the attention. When we think of an attractive smile, we think of even, pearly-white teeth. When we think of dental health problems, we tend to focus on cavities, chips, and breaks that occur in the teeth. But just as healthy gums subtly accentuate the beauty of a healthy smile, they… Read more »
Protecting Your Gingival Health
The definition of gingival is “gums.” When we think of dentistry we think of teeth. We like and need for our teeth to be straight, white, and cavity free. However, dentistry isn’t just about the health of your teeth, it is also about the health of your gums–your gingival tissue. It is important to protect… Read more »
Some Facts About Gum Disease
Did you know that our ancient ancestors had healthier teeth than modern people do? It’s true. Their diet was different and although their mouths’ were rife with bacteria as are ours, the good bacteria kept the bad bacteria in balance. Our modern diet has proven to be catastrophic for our teeth. That is why tooth… Read more »
How To Treat Periodontal Disease
If you are 30 or older there is a 50-50 chance you are walking around with gum disease, and there is a much higher chance if you are over the age of 65. Gum disease is a progressive disease that can lead to tooth loss. However, in most cases it is easily preventable. Proper daily… Read more »
Gum Disease True or False Quiz
Although considered common, seeing blood when you brush your teeth is far from normal, and can be a significant indicator that you need to visit your dentist. The beginning stages of gum disease often go unnoticed by the sufferer, and can quickly progress into a serious ailment requiring extensive restorations. Regular dental visits are the… Read more »