Healthy, Beautiful Gums

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When it comes to your gums, you will want to keep away inflammation of the gum line that can spread to the bone holding your teeth in place. This means brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist a minimum of twice a year for professional dental cleanings and checkups. Unless you take good care… Read more »

Say “Ciao” to Invasive Gum Surgery

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Gum recession is commonly associated with gum disease, age or aggressive oral hygiene. It is characterized by the gum line climbing up the surface of the teeth, exposing the root structure of the tooth. With exposed roots, you can experience increased sensitivity, tooth decay and other problems. In the past, receding gum lines were treated… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Risk Factors

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Many adults believe that it is normal for gums to bleed as you brush your teeth. This is not the case; in fact, bleeding gums can be a symptom of gum disease in various stages. You must have excellent dental hygiene to help avoid gum disease. Genetics play a role in determining who is more… Read more »

Gingivitis: The Beginning of Gum Disease

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Are your gums pink and firm? That’s good! If they are puffy, deep red and regularly bleed when brushing, you might have Gingivitis. Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that commonly causes redness, inflammation, irritation, and bleeding of the gums. The problem is sometimes overlooked because the condition can be so mild. While reversible,… Read more »

Ways to Care for Gum Disease

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What’s the best way to deal with gum disease? Answer: prevent it. While there are many ways to treat periodontal disease, doing all you can to prevent it is the best course of action (and our office can care for even the most advanced gum disease). Here are a few things that you should be… Read more »

Understanding Gum Recession

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Gum recession is an important sign and factor that is often associated with gum disease. What happens is the gum tissue in your mouth begins to pull away from the teeth, causing your teeth to feel loose and possible shift your alignment. If you suffer from gum recession in the Ocoee, FL, area, please give… Read more »

Factors That Can Put You at Risk for Gum Disease

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You’ve likely heard of gum disease, an infection that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support your teeth. Did you know that some people are more at risk for gum disease than others? Our team is happy to share the risk factors with you. Risks for Gum Disease Bacteria and plaque are the… Read more »

Bleeding Gums: How to Deal With It

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Do you want to keep your smile healthy and strong? If so, you probably already know that brushing and flossing your teeth is extremely vital steps that you should be taking. You may have also heard that bleeding gums are normal while you’re cleaning your teeth, but would you be surprised to hear that this… Read more »

How Does Periodontal Disease Form

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, occurs after bacteria forms too much plaque on the teeth. When plaque stays on teeth too long, it may harden and form tartar, which requires cleaning by a professional. Remember to floss and brush your teeth daily to prevent the formation of gum disease! The effects of gum… Read more »