Gum Disease Risk Factors

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While the main conversation surrounding mouth care involves taking care of your teeth, it is equally important to take care of your gums. Advanced gum disease affects over 47% of adults over the age of 30. It is important to be aware of the risk factors of gum disease. Gum... Read more »

Gum Disease: The Widespread Oral Condition

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If you’ve ever read about periodontal disease, you probably realize that its effects can be grave: lost teeth, infected gums and injured bones. So that must mean that the disease is really uncommon, right? Most people still have their teeth, don’t they? Actually, the truth may surprise you. Keep reading... Read more »

Will Gum Disease Always Result in Lost Teeth?

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You may have seen a picture of gum disease where a patient lost all of their pearly whites or where many of the teeth are missing or majorly rotted away. The good news is that this isn’t always the case with periodontal disease, and that if you’re vigilant, you can... Read more »

Gum Disease Diagnosis

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With appropriate care, gum disease can be prevented. Unfortunately, our diets don't often lead to a gum-disease-free mouth, so we need to take precautions and be more cognizant of gum disease and its effects. Here's a quick rundown of gum disease for you. Whenever you visit our office, we’ll inspect... Read more »

Factors That Increase Risk of Periodontal Disease

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Gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis, affects many people. However, with the proper understanding and care, it can be prevented in most cases. Here are some common risk factors that increase your chances of getting periodontal diseases. Stress: Increased stress impedes your ability to fight infection. This damage to... Read more »

Pink in the Sink Might Be a Sign Your Gums are in Distress

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Brushing and flossing your teeth is an important part of an effective oral hygiene routine. If you notice that your gums are bleeding during any part of this basic regimen, you shouldn’t dismiss it as a sign of aggressive brushing and flossing. In many of these instances bleeding and inflamed... Read more »

The Basics of Gingivitis

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If your oral hygiene begins to suffer, you could end up with the beginning stages of gum disease known as gingivitis. For a better understanding of the basics of gingivitis, listed below are some important facts to think about: - Poor oral health habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco... Read more »

Gingivectomy: Cosmetic and Functional

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Crown lengthening, or a gingivectomy, is a rather common procedure for both cosmetic and periodontal disease treatment. It involves removing and reshaping the gumline on the teeth, either to reveal more teeth or to reduce pockets caused by gingivitis. Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more... Read more »

Insights on Gingivitis Symptoms and Treatments

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The American Dental Association estimates that 47 percent of adults over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. This is most often a result of hardened tartar buildup at the gumline that is caused by an inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine. Other factors, like tobaccos... Read more »