Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

How Gum Disease Threatens Your Overall Health

Gum disease attacks the soft tissue that surrounds, supports, and protects the bottom portions of your teeth. When left untreated, the disease can continue past your gums and work to destroy your jawbone, making it the number one cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S. According to research, however, tooth loss may not be… Read more »

Fight Gum Disease Early

Severe gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America. In its early stages, gum disease is known as gingivitis, and its presence is marked by red, swollen, and sometimes bleeding gums. Oddly, gingivitis does not usually cause physical discomfort and can sometimes be overlooked. Left untreated, gingivitis will lead to severe… Read more »

How Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Are Related

Nearly 80% of adults in America suffer from gum disease to some extent. Given the fact that gum disease is incurable, its prevalence may continue to grow if more effective preventive measures aren’t taken. Aside from making your gums swell and bleed, gum disease actually works to destroy your gum tissue and undermine your teeth’s… Read more »

Why Take Periodontal Disease Seriously?

How much do you really know about the harm caused by periodontal disease? Is this something you take lightly, assuming you can simply brush and floss better and more frequently if your gums appear somewhat inflamed? The bad news is that gum disease is serious business, which can lead to severe damage. The wonderful news… Read more »

Q&A: Gum Disease And Your Child

As an adult who has received many a checkup and cleaning, you know that avoiding gum disease with preventive care is essential for long-term oral health. However, when it comes to the pristine-looking smiles of your children, you may wonder how worried to feel. For instance, do children need protection against periodontal concerns, you may… Read more »

Protect Periodontal Health This Turkey Day

As you know, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. With this exciting day comes a lot of food you don’t usually consume – different options and usually a significant increase in portion sizes. Fortunately, this means you have something to be thankful for. What’s not so fortunate? The fact that as you place delicious servings of… Read more »

Simple Tips For Avoiding Periodontal Disease

Wondering if there are little things you have been overlooking that may contribute to gum disease? The good news is that, for the most part, taking excellent care of your smile should be your main focus and will protect your oral health. As long as you are brushing two times a day, followed by daily… Read more »

Q&A: Diabetes And Periodontal Health

Do you suffer from diabetes? If so, you may already be aware that World Diabetes Day 2015 is approaching and will be recognized on November 14th. As a result, we are taking this opportunity to raise your awareness of the connection between diabetes and periodontal health to ensure you are doing your best to maintain… Read more »

Periodontal Health Refresher Course

Are you feeling concerned about your gum health? Perhaps you have noticed that your gums seem somewhat inflamed lately. Or, maybe you take good care of your smile but you’re not sure if you’re doing a good enough job. Whatever the case, the wonderful news is that avoiding periodontal disease is not a big task as long… Read more »

A Quiz: Periodontal Disease

How much do you know about periodontal disease? If you don’t know very much, we encourage you to become familiar with the details because it is both easy to avoid and quite damaging when overlooked. If you know quite a bit, you’re on the right path toward maintaining a healthy smile for years to come…. Read more »