Archive for the ‘ Periodontics ’ Category
5 Tips To Prevent Gum Disease & Treatment Options
The CDC reports that nearly half of all American adults suffer from some form of gum disease (AKA periodontal disease). Yet, many don’t realize they have it and many more don’t even know what gum disease is. Simply stated, gum disease is an infection of the gum tissues in the mouth. It is caused when […]
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most severe oral health issues plaguing American adults. In fact, the CDC reports that almost half of American adults over age 30 have symptoms of gum disease. With statistics like that, you may have gum disease without even knowing it. During Gum Disease Awareness […]
All You Need To Know About Deep Teeth Cleaning
If it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning, a standard cleaning may not be enough. In these cases, dentists often recommend a deep dental cleaning, or deep teeth cleaning to gently and skillfully remove plaque and tartar from all parts of the teeth, preventing decay and disease. Learn more about the deep cleaning […]
Learn to Spot Signs of Gum Disease
You would know if you had gum disease, right? Like many other diseases, gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can be difficult to detect if you aren’t paying attention. And even if you are paying attention, the symptoms may be undetectable by an untrained eye– that’s why visiting a dentist every six months is […]
Can Receding Gums Be Reversed?
In recent years, we’ve gotten used to most dental issues being correctable. From fluoride treatments to implants, it seems like there’s a fix for all our dental woes. However, preventative care is still the best treatment when it comes to gum health. Receding gums do not regenerate, which means that when your gum tissue is […]
The Far-Reaching Impact of Gum Health
When we think of oral health, our focus tends to be on teeth. Everyone wants that movie star smile, right? However, even though your pearly whites might steal the show, gum health plays an integral role in your dental and overall health. Unfortunately, because early signs of gum disease are often painless, most people aren’t […]
What is the Best Way to Treat Receding Gums?
It’s easy to get complacent with our oral hygiene – especially if we’ve never experienced issues. When our days are scheduled down to the minute, sticking to a dental care routine can feel like trying to fit in one more thing. And does it really matter if we skip flossing every now and then? In […]