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 »

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 »

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 »

Gum Disease Prevention

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Did you know that gum disease affects 64.7 million Americans today? This serious condition is an infection of your gum tissue, and can cause tooth loss if left untreated. Not only that, but this common condition can also increase your risk for diabetes and heart disease since the inflammation in the gums releases harmful bacteria… Read more »

Gum Disease and Periodontitis

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When plaque and residual food particles are not effectively cleaned by daily brushing and flossing, they can harden into tartar. This is a bacterial-rich substance that adheres to tooth enamel. Once it forms, it is very hard to remove with your daily oral hygiene routine. While this obviously promotes tooth decay, the constant bacterial presence… Read more »