Does Your Smile Tell of Gum Disease?

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Can you recognize any signs of gum disease in your smile? Formally referred to as periodontal disease, this common gum infection targets the gum tissue. Gum disease typically occurs in patients who have ineffective oral hygiene habits, but additional gum disease factors include age, changes in hormones, genetics, and bad... Read more »

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 »

Helpful Information About Deep Cleaning

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Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? Deep cleaning, which is also called scaling and root planing, may be recommended to those who have gum disease. This procedure helps treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth, but if you have periodontal... 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 »

What Is Gum Disease and What Causes It?

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When your gum tissue becomes infected over time, it is referred to as periodontal disease or gum disease. If it is not treated, by its advanced stages it can result in the loss of teeth. What is gum disease and what causes it? Listed below are some signs and symptoms:... Read more »