Even if you know what gum disease is and the potential consequences it can have on your smile, you may not immediately recognize it if you start to show signs of it. That’s because the most common symptoms of gum disease aren’t obvious at first, and many people can experience significant periodontal troubles before they… Read more »
Category: Periodontal Health & Disease
How Can Your Dentist Tell You Have Gingivitis?
Sticking to a regular schedule of dental checkups and cleanings is important for many different reasons, and comprehensive examinations are a significant one. During your exam, your dentist can look for signs of trouble that you can’t see on your own, which gives you the chance to address troublesome dental issues before they become serious…. Read more »
How Obvious Is Gum Disease?
Once you know that you have gum disease, your dentist can likely help you control it and avoid the potentially serious consequences of it (such as tooth loss). However, unlike some other dental issues, gum disease isn’t always obvious. In fact, most patients don’t realize they have it until their dentist detects signs of the… Read more »
Know More About Gum Disease
Gum disease, one of the most destructive dental health issues today, can develop without your knowledge if you’re not sure how to prevent it, or what to look for to detect its presence. With a short, fairly simple quiz, we can help you gauge how much you know about gum disease and your potential for… Read more »
Can Gum Disease Be Cured?
Did you know that severe gum disease, or periodontitis, is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States? It is also one of the most highly preventable chronic dental diseases, often requiring little more than consistently good hygiene and regular preventive dental care to keep at bay. Nevertheless, gum disease affects over… Read more »
Could Your Gums Be In Need of Periodontal Therapy?
Have you spent several weeks trying to ignore the fact that your gums now bleed easily every time you brush or floss? Have you even noticed them looking discolored, or inflamed? Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is more commonly called, affects millions of Americans. Left unaddressed, it can lead to tooth loss as… Read more »
Are You Struggling with Gum Disease?
When you brush and floss your teeth, lately, have you noticed blood? In fact, do your gums seem discolored in general? Inflamed and easily irritated gums, plus those that are dark red or purple in color instead of a healthy light pink, are all indication of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Even chronic… Read more »
When Is Periodontal Therapy Necessary?
Have you noticed your gums bleeding when you floss? If so, it might make you want to stop flossing. Unfortunately, that won’t solve the problem. In fact, it could make the situation much worse. You see, bleeding is one common symptom of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Fortunately, there is restorative treatment that… Read more »
What Gum Disease Takes from Your Smile
Although your teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why you may lose one or more of them. If tooth loss occurs, then you should replace your lost teeth as soon as possible. Yet, preventing tooth loss in the first place is preferable to treating it once it occurs…. Read more »
Flossing and Other Keys to Preventing Gum Disease
Did you know that gum disease is actually the leading cause of adult tooth loss? When the gum tissue is unhealthy, it begins to pull away from the teeth, causing them to loosen and, if untreated, eventually fall out. Fortunately the symptoms of gum disease are often reversible, especially if it is detected early and… Read more »