Category: Periodontal Disease

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 »

The Problem With Receding Gums

Gum recession can be scary and intimidating when you notice it. The gums will start to pull away exposing the roots of your teeth. It can be caused by gum disease, injury, intense tooth brushing, or even just genetics. Certain lifestyle choices like tobacco smoking or excessive alcohol consumption can cause your gums to recede,… Read more »

Periodontal Disease And Your Systemic Health

Periodontal health is the health of your gums and dental health is the health of your teeth. As your teeth and gums are literally connected, it may be easy to determine that they have a very symbiotic relationship. Dental issues can impact your gums and issues with the gums can impact your teeth. The link… Read more »

Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is incredibly common among adult Americans. Gum disease is hard to spot in its early stages. It often causes no pain and shows very few visible symptoms. As gum disease worsens, it can cause severe problems to both your oral and overall health. Gum disease can be treated… Read more »

Restoring Gums With Pocket Reduction Surgery

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is a progressive disease that can be treated fairly easily if caught early. Gingivitis is the first and most mild stage of gum disease. Caused by plaque and tartar built-up along the gums, the gums can become red and swollen. Bleeding gums is another symptom of gingivitis. A… Read more »

Save Your Teeth From Gum Disease

Gum disease is a nasty oral health issue. It can cause your gums to recede, infect your teeth’s root structure, and even eat away at your jaw bone. Symptoms of gum disease include inflamed gum tissue that bleeds easily when you floss or brush, a receding gum line, and increased sensitivity of your teeth. It’s… Read more »