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Gum Health in Seniors
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Joseph Everett, DDS
By the time you hit your teenage years, you have probably lost all your baby teeth and your adult set of teeth are in place. These adult teeth have to last for the rest of your life. According to the statistics, most people will likely lose at least one tooth by the time they are thirty. The simple fact is that as you get older, your oral health deteriorates. It is important for seniors to know how to take care of the gum health and what they need to watch out for. The Dangers of Getting OlderEven if you follow a good oral hygiene routine, you may still run into problems with your teeth and gums as you get older. One of the causes of gum disease is receding gums. Unfortunately, one of the things that happens as you get older is that your gums will recede. That means the risk for gum disease increase as you get older. Other things can happen as you get older that can also affect your gum health. If you have lost any teeth either through an injury or for some other reason, it will impact your other teeth and your gums. The lost teeth can reshape the rest of the teeth and gums, which can lead to problems with your bite and with the way your teeth work. What to Do You cannot prevent yourself from getting older, but you can do things to help your gum health as you age. Some of the basics learned as a child are still the most important parts of good oral health. Daily brushing and flossing and regular dental visits are something that will help you keep your gums and teeth healthy. In addition, there are products designed for seniors that can improve the daily habits you already follow. The best thing a senior can do to improve their gum health is to learn the signs of gum disease and other potential problems. The earlier you recognize an issue with the gums and teeth, the easier it is to treat. No matter how young or old you are, contact our offices to schedule an appointment to learn how to improve your oral health....

Does Gum Disease Increase Prostate Symptoms?
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Joseph Everett, DDS
When you hear the word gum disease, you may assume that the issues with that are all in the mouth. While gum disease does impact your oral health, that does not mean it does not affect your overall health. Gum disease can create many other issues in the body, including heart problems, circulation issues and even problems with your prostate. Understanding these things can lead many people taking steps to manage the issue of gum disease. Problems with the ProstateMany people assume that problems with the prostate only happen when they get older. Prostate cancer and an enlarged prostate are two things that concern people. Another issue that can happen to people of any age is inflammation of the prostate. When this occurs, it is harder to urinate. Prostatitis is the condition of an inflamed prostate. There are several causes for this condition. One of the possible causes is gum disease. Connecting Gum DiseaseGum disease causes inflammation of the gums, but it is not limited to that. It can also create inflammation in other parts of the body. The bacteria that cause gum disease can spread to other parts of the body and they can cause those parts to suffer from inflammation. If this happens in the prostate, inflammation is often a result. Treating the gum disease can reduce the inflammation of the prostate. Treating the gum disease reduces the inflammation causing bacteria and can help reduce the problems the body is having, including with the prostate. Many health professionals are recommending the treatment of gum disease to people suffering from issues with their prostate. The body is a complex machine. All the parts of the body need to work together to remain healthy. It is not hard to see that treating gum disease will help with prostate issues and others. Take the time to contact our offices to schedule an appointment with one of our dental health professionals to learn more about how your oral health impacts your body....

Warning Signs of Peri-implantitis
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Joseph Everett, DDS
Peri-implantitis can occur when the soft and hard tissue surrounding an implant becomes infected and you will need to give us a call if you suspect that is the case. But what are the warning signs of peri-implantitis? As with any other infection, your body will display some signs that there is a problem, but sometimes there are no symptoms that can be immediately recognized. This is what you should watch out for: Risk Factors for Peri-implantitisIn addition to the warning signs mentioned, there are other habits and conditions that can contribute to peri-implantitis. How is Peri-implantitis Diagnosed?One of our periodontists will gently probe around the affected to determine if an infection is present. X-rays will be needed to see exactly what is going on in that area and a treatment will be determined depending on your individual case. While there are several risk factors and reasons for peri-implantitis, there can also be mistakes that happened during the procedure if it was done by an inexperienced person. For example, if cement was left behind, this can cause an irritation or inflammation of the gums, which can also be determined during the diagnosis. If you have any warning signs of peri-implantitis please don't hesitate to call immediately....

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