Posts Tagged ‘gum disease’
The Truth About Gum Recession
If you are self-conscious about your smile, gum recession could be the culprit. Not only that, but gum recession has been associated with serious health issues such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and pregnancy complications. Gum disease is the leading cause of gum recession, but other factors can contribute to it. To safeguard…Read More
Dangers Of Progressive Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a condition that affects millions of Americans. According to studies by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), almost half of American adults above 30 years of age are impacted by periodontal disease. The symptoms can often go unnoticed until it is too late for treatment. Our oral health plays a major role…Read More
Common Questions About Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that should be treated immediately. Below you will find some common questions patients ask about periodontal disease. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is classified as an infection of the soft and hard tissues supporting your teeth. Periodontal disease is caused when plaque begins to build up on the…Read More
Are Systemic Diseases Linked To Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, comes in two (2) forms gingivitis (earliest form and reversible) and periodontitis (treatable but non reversible), is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria found in plaque. Recent studies have shown between 50-75% of people have some form of periodontal disease. More statistics show that approximately 30% of Americans are at an increased risk…Read More
Are Arthritis and Periodontal Disease Linked?
Arthritis and periodontal disease are generally not thought of as occurring together. We generally think of these inflammatory diseases individually, without much thought as to how they are affected by other diseases or how they may exacerbate disease in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which our own cells attack the…Read More
Top Tooth Brushing Mistakes
Tooth brushing has been a part of our lives since we can remember. It has become an activity that, for most, seems to be second nature. Brushing your teeth, as with any habit, can become tedious. You may forget the proper way and get sloppy, or may never have learned proper tooth brushing techniques to…Read More
Periodontal Disease Linked To Other Diseases?
Periodontal disease, comes in two forms gingivitis (reversible) and periodontitis (treatable but non reversible), is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria found in plaque. Recent studies have shown between 50-75% of people have some form of periodontal disease. More statistics show that approximately 30% of Americans are at an increased risk of developing periodontal…Read More
Cranberries as Tooth Saviors?
Cranberries are a timeless traditional part of any family’s Thanksgiving day feast. But did you know they are also protectors of your teeth on this special holiday? Studies have shown that cranberries can help as a defense against the harmful bacteria that causes tooth decay. During most Thanksgiving Day feasts, we consume large amounts of…Read More
Dental Care during Pregnancy
When you’re pregnant, you become very aware of how important it is to take extra special care of your body. You should also know that pregnancy is a time to take extra special care of your teeth and gums. That’s because hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing cavities, gingivitis, and advancement of periodontal…Read More
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease (or commonly called gum disease) is a very serious and chronic dental infection of the periodontal tissues that can result in the breakdown of the tissue and the loss of bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. This dental infection disease begins when bacteria and plaque form a sticky biofilm on your teeth and causes…Read More