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 »

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 »

Hardened Tartar at the Gumline Promotes Gum Disease

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When plaque and residual food particles are not effectively cleaned by daily brushing and flossing, they can harden into tartar. This is a bacterial-rich substance that adheres to tooth enamel. Once it forms, it is very hard to remove with your daily oral hygiene routine. While this obviously promotes tooth... Read more »

Four Gum Disease Myths Unveiled

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What do you know about gum disease? It’s an infection of the gum tissue caused by untreated plaque. If ignored, it could lead to bone loss in your mouth. It’s not always easy to learn the facts about gum disease, especially when so many myths surround it, which is why... Read more »