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COVID-19 and Gum Health

COVID-19 has been reported on every continent, and the numbers are staggering, with over 176 million infections and more than 3.8 million deaths.  One of the most perplexing things about COVID-19 is how the virus can present dramatically different results among patients. Some who test positive for Coronavirus never show symptoms, while it proves fatal […]

Gum Disease & Cancer Risk

Studies have long suggested a link between periodontal disease and an increased risk of other inflammatory diseases. However, recent research points to a potential connection between periodontal disease and certain types of cancer. Scientists have believed that inflammation was the link between periodontal disease and systemic diseases like respiratory disease, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, […]

Avoid These 5 Foods & Drinks to Protect Your Gums

When it comes to diet and dental health, most people think of sugar first; even kids know that “sugar rots your teeth.” But, when it comes to periodontal disease and gum health, there’s a lesser known villain – inflammation. The bacteria in plaque triggers an inflammatory response that leads to gum disease. With early stage […]

Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

From lifestyle to bristle type, there are a number of reasons why your gums might feel sore or swollen while brushing your teeth. Common causes include: Brushing Incorrectly As dental professionals, we encourage brushing twice a day, but to reap the benefits of good oral hygiene it needs to be done correctly. This means using […]

4 Healthy Gum Guidelines For Kids

Did you know that taking proper care of your gums is equally important as taking care of your teeth? While the health of your teeth is a significant component of achieving optimal oral health, it’s not the only area that needs attention. The health of your gums is equally important. Not properly caring for your […]

5 Home Remedies to Fight Gum Disease

Gum disease, as known as periodontal disease, is the name for a range of oral health problems. These problems include gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) to the more severe periodontitis, where gums pull away from the teeth and allows the potential for more severe infection. Without treatment, gum disease can destroy the bone that supports […]

5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

Whether amid a global pandemic like COVID-19, getting the seasonal flu, or anything in between, contracting one of these viruses will put your life on hold in an instant. These viruses are more than just a mild cold. These conditions can leave you feeling exhausted, worn out, and just plain devastated for up to a […]