Posts Categorized: Periodontal Health

Addressing Uneven Or Excessive Gum Tissue

The presence of uneven or excessive gum tissue can leave a person frustrated by their appearance. When your gums feel bulky, or seem to take up too much of your teeth, you can be bothered by the feeling that your teeth are too short or squat. Uneven tissue will create potential distractions, and interfere with… Read more »

How You Benefit From Undergoing An Ultrasonic Scaling

An ultrasonic scaling is a procedure used when a patient needs to address poor periodontal health. If you show signs of gingivitis, it can be used to target the bacteria under your gum line, which can do serious harm to your oral health if no action is taken. As it removes plaque, the scaler used… Read more »

The Relationship Between Tartar And Gum Disease

When we think about the bacteria and food debris in our mouths, we may tend to focus on how their presence affects our cavity risk. What you should know is that accumulated bacteria can also present a threat to your periodontal health. Plaque, a sticky accumulation of bacteria, can lead to problems, but you can… Read more »

What Are The Gum Disease Symptoms I Should Be Looking For?

With regular dental exams, you can feel more confident that any oral health problems you develop will be identified, and treated by your dentist. Routine appointments should take place every six months, which limits the risk that a problem will have time to grow serious. That being said, knowing the signs of poor oral health… Read more »

Don’t Overlook Symptoms Of Gum Disease!

Gum disease can create serious trouble for your oral health, increase your risk for tooth loss, and elevate your risk for several potentially serious conditions. Unfortunately, many people who have problems with their periodontal tissue will overlook troubling symptoms. If you notice that your gums tend to bleed when you brush them, or are generally… Read more »

Quiz: Gum Disease And Ultrasonic Scaling

It is important to acknowledge that gum disease and tooth loss are linked, and that poor periodontal health can lead to troubles later in life. If you allow your periodontal condition to reach an advanced stage, the infection can begin to break down the gum and bone tissues supporting your teeth. Smart preventive oral care… Read more »

How An Ultrasonic Scaling Can Impact Your Oral Health

Why would your dentist recommend an ultrasonic scaling in addition to the standard dental cleaning you already undergo? An ultrasonic scaling is employed with a particular purpose in mind – your dentist uses it to help you fight gum disease. Taking action against periodontal problems is important. If you fail to act in time, the… Read more »

Dedicating Time And Attention To Treating Poor Gum Health

If you leave poor gum health unaddressed today, you can create the potential for issues with your oral health, and your general health, in the future. The reason for concern with your general health is that gum disease has been pointed to as having possible links with issues like heart disease and diabetes, among others…. Read more »

Are You At Risk For Gum Disease?

You may think that your teeth are the most important thing in your mouth, and they are important, of course! Without teeth, it is embarrassing to smile, you can’t chew, and your jawbone begins to absorb (disintegrate) eventually leading to that sunken-in, aged appearance. However, without healthy gums, you would have no teeth. Your gums… Read more »

Have You Been Skipping Your Dental Cleanings?

Skipping your dental cleanings is not a good idea, especially if you are slacking on your oral hygiene at home, too. The reason we clean our teeth daily is to remove harmful bacterial plaque. If plaque isn’t regularly removed it will harden into tartar which can only be removed via a professional cleaning with special… Read more »