Posts Categorized: Periodontal Health

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 »

3 Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease

The reason we visit our dentists twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning is not only to keep our teeth looking white, but rather to protect us against developing periodontal disease. Periodontal, or gum disease, is the major cause of tooth loss. While our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, they need… Read more »

5 Steps For Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very widespread disorder, with studies from the Centers for Disease Control showing half of adults over 30 exhibit signs of the disease. However, with proper care and attention you can significantly reduce your risk of developing the disease. We encourage patients to take a preventive approach to safeguarding their smiles from… Read more »

6 Types Of Periodontal Disease

When discovered in its earliest stages gum disease can be reversed, but as it progresses that is not so. Left untreated gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, can advance to periodontitis and eventually lead to tooth loss and other more serious health problems. Although all patients need to know is that they have gum… Read more »

How Periodontal Treatment Can Improve Your Life

It might seem like an exaggeration to claim that any dental or periodontal treatment can significantly affect your overall quality of life – until you realize how important your oral health is. The more obvious influence is your smile’s appearance and how your level of confidence is affected by it. A not-so-obvious consequence is the… Read more »