Category: Gum Disease

Things You Should Know About Periodontal Disease

Gum disease (more formally known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common dental health concerns for adults. Yet, despite how common it is, periodontal disease is highly preventable with consistently good hygiene and preventive dental care. Unfortunately, many people develop periodontal disease simply because they don’t realize that their hygiene routine has failed,… Read more »

Quiz Time: Periodontal Disease

Perhaps at a dental appointment you have heard us mention periodontal care or periodontal disease, and wondered exactly what that meant. Periodontal structures are those that support the teeth, such as your gums. Periodontal disease refers to problems with your gums, from mild inflammation, to the serious condition called periodontitis. In the early stages, you… Read more »

Know More About Gum Disease

Knowledge is power; especially when it comes to preventing gum disease and other oral health issues. For instance, if you understand how gum disease develops, you can work to neutralize its instigators. If you know the warning signs that indicate gum disease’s development, then you can treat it early, before it has a chance to… Read more »

Important Q&A About Periodontal Disease

When it comes to protecting your oral health, a key factor includes paying attention to your gum tissue. It is quite easy for patients to become focused so strongly on the health of their teeth that periodontal health falls by the wayside. The good news is that by becoming familiar with periodontal disease and how… Read more »

Could You Have Gum Disease?

Have you noticed your gums bleeding when you floss? Do you think this is because of the flossing, and that the best way to stop the bleeding is to quit flossing altogether? Do parts of your gums look discolored? Does your breath stink even after brushing? If you’ve noticed dark red, bleeding or inflamed gums,… Read more »

Why is Gum Health Important?

Consider the gums. They’re not particularly sexy and most of us take them for granted without ever considering their usefulness. Made up of three distinct parts — the periodontal ligament and the aveolar process, which anchor the teeth within the jaw, and the gingiva, the pink (or sometimes brown) tissue that we think of as… Read more »

Smoking and Oral Health: The Facts

Even though bad breath and yellow teeth are two problems that affect the smiles of nearly all smokers, these may be the least of their problems. Whether you smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe or you chew tobacco, regularly using these products can set the stage for very poor oral health as you age. From… Read more »