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 »

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 »

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions about Bone Grafting

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If you have lost a tooth, but your jawbone is too weak to support a dental implant, it may be time for a bone graft in , . If this option has been recommended to you or you just want to know more, here are a few FAQs: What is a bone graft? Usually when… Read more »

Severe Gum Disease Is Known as Periodontitis

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It’s estimated by the American Dental Association that 47 percent of adults over 30 years of age have some degree of gum disease. Of equal concern is a report published by the Centers for Disease Control, estimating that 64 percent of people over age 65 have moderate-to-severe gum disease. Gum disease often starts when food… Read more »

Lengthening Your Crowns for Cosmetics and Gingivitis

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A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing the smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen the crowns of your teeth. The crown of a tooth is the visible portion of the tooth. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of the tooth, or teeth, and reducing the pockets gum… Read more »