Category: Periodontal 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… Read more »

How And Why: Defending Against Gum Disease

Gum 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… Read more »

Gum Disease’s Effects On Your Appearance

Periodontal disease can have detrimental effects on both your oral health and on your overall health. Along with the effects on your health, gum disease can also have some very negative effects on the appearance of your smile. Managing your gum disease not only decreases the risk of the negative health impacts, but it can also… Read more »

Do You Have Deep Periodontal Pockets?

Your gingival tissue known as your gums, are attached to the necks of your teeth. The attachment should be snug to help keep the teeth in place. Healthy gum tissue is pink and firm. Dentists can measure the distance between your gum tissue and the attachment to your teeth, which is referred to as the… Read more »

Damage Caused By Ignoring Gum Disease

Gum disease is not a disease that goes away on its own. It is a progressive disease that will worsen and worsen until it is managed. The best defense against gum disease is brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Visiting your dentist for checkups and professional cleanings at least twice a year can… Read more »

Defending Against Gum Disease

The best defense against gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing and flossing at least twice a day. It also means visiting your dentist for checkups and professional cleanings at least twice a year. A professional cleaning allows for your dentist or hygienist to target plaque and tartar that may be… Read more »

Menopause And Gum Health

Changes in hormone levels can affect your mouth, including the health of your teeth and gums. Menopause marks the end of fertility for women, and it causes some of the most drastic fluctuation in hormone levels. These hormone levels can affect the jawbone; changes that can ultimately increase the risk of gum disease. Along with… Read more »