Should I Be Worried About My Bleeding Gums?

Should I Be Worried About My Bleeding Gums?Many oral health issues can develop right under your nose without you noticing them. Many of them can continue to worsen and cause problems for your smile without causing any pain or giving any indication of their appearance. This is why regular check-ups with a dentist are so important, but it is also why it is important for you not to ignore any early warning signs. There are some things in your smile that could be an indicator of a potential problem. For instance, bleeding gums may be an indication of one of the most serious (and most common) oral health issues: gum disease. (more…)

What Can Be Done About My Receding Gums?

What Can Be Done About My Receding Gums?If you have noticed a change in the appearance of your teeth, especially if they look a bit longer, it could be because of your gums. Receding gums can be caused by a number of reasons ranging from brushing your teeth with too much pressure to grinding your teeth to gum disease. Once the gum tissue has pulled away your teeth, it leaves the roots of your teeth exposed to decay and loss. While receding gums cannot grow back on their own, there are a the number of treatment options available to help correct the issue and prevent it from getting worse.  (more…)

What Is Veillonella? Can It Cause Gum Disease?

What Is Veillonella? Can It Cause Gum Disease?The word “veillonella” may make you think of a beautiful type of flower or a quaint, little city in Italy. But Veillonella is part of your normal bodily flora, and it naturally occurs in your mouth. Oral flora is bacteria and germs that can be responsible for the periodontal disease and tooth decay. There are around 200 types of bacteria that flourish in your mouth (some of them are healthy and good), the germ Veillonella works together with Streptococcus bacteria in the early formation of plaque that continually forms on your teeth and along your gums.  (more…)

How And Why: Defending Against Gum Disease

How And Why: Defending Against Gum DiseaseGum disease affects the majority of adults over the age of 40 in the United States. Even with this kind of prevalence, many people do not understand how and why they should defend against this chronic disease. Although the earliest stage of it, known as gingivitis, can be reversed with timely treatment, advanced stages of gum disease cannot be reversed once it starts. Untreated gum disease can leave a noticeable effect on your oral health, as well as impacting your overall well-being and your quality of life. (more…)

What Can I Do About Periodontal Pockets?

What Can I Do About Periodontal Pockets?Your gums, your gingival tissue, are attached to your teeth, and this attachment should be snug to help keep the teeth in place. The distance between your gum tissue and the attachment to your teeth, which is referred to as the periodontal pockets, can be measured. For healthy gums, the depth measurement should only be one to three millimeters. Typically, once the pockets become deeper than that measurement, it is a sign that you are developing gum disease. As periodontal pockets deepen causing your gingival tissue to loosen, it can eventually lead to tooth loss. Pocket reduction surgery can help reduce the risk of tooth loss.  (more…)

Creating A Plan For Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Creating A Plan For Full Mouth RehabilitationWhen restoring your smile’s health means undergoing several treatments, a full mouth rehabilitation may be necessary. Essentially, creating a plan for a full mouth rehabilitation means understanding what procedures your mouth needs, and scheduling for a series of visits where you can receive the work needed to get your smile rehabilitated. A full smile rehabilitation can include periodontal treatments to ensure that the full range of your smile’s issues can be addressed. This is especially important if your problems include gum disease, as a periodontal issues in advanced stages can be very problematic to the rest of your oral health. (more…)

Do I Qualify For PAOO™ Treatment?

Do I Qualify For PAOO™ Treatment?A crooked, uneven smile can make you lose confidence about the way you look. An uneven, crooked smile can also negatively impact your oral health. Many adults avoid straightening their teeth for fear about the length of time they will need to spend in traditional braces. Typically, traditional metal braces are worn for approximately two years to effectively provide treatment for misalignment. PAOO™ can drastically decrease orthodontic treatment time, allowing your smile to be straightened in a much shorter amount of time. PAOO™ is an acronymn that stands for Peridontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics.  (more…)