Posts Categorized: Periodontal Health

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 »

Are Gum Disease and Obesity Related?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects over one-third of adults in the U.S., and is a significant risk factor in numerous systemic illnesses. Aside from diabetes, heart disease, and a weakened immune system, researchers believe obesity may also be linked to an increased threat of advanced gum disease. As… Read more »

What is Ultrasonic Scaling?

Cleaning teeth is a vital part of regular dental care, but there’s more to it than you might realize. At home, you can (and should) clean your teeth at least twice every day, and during your checkup and cleaning appointments, your hygienist can do so more thoroughly. But such dental cleanings only focus on the… Read more »

Keep Your Gums Healthy with Periodontal Treatment

Do you want to make sure your teeth and gums remain healthy this year? Maybe you feel tired of struggling with bad breath, gums that bleed easily, or inflammation that is causing you discomfort? If so, it could be your gums, in particular, that are causing you trouble. Though a preventive cleaning may be able… Read more »