Gum Disease Risk Factors

While the main conversation surrounding mouth care involves taking care of your teeth, it is equally important to take care of your gums. Advanced gum disease affects over 47% of adults over the age of 30. It is important to be aware of the risk factors of gum disease. Gum... Read more »

Signs of Gum Disease That Merit Dental Attention

Gum disease is a concerning gum tissue infection that can weaken the bones beneath your teeth and result in tooth loss. Infection in the gums is typically caused by the germs or bacteria found in plaque buildup, causing irritation in gums and increasing your risk of many dental health problems.... Read more »

Gum Disease: The Widespread Oral Condition

If you’ve ever read about periodontal disease, you probably realize that its effects can be grave: lost teeth, infected gums and injured bones. So that must mean that the disease is really uncommon, right? Most people still have their teeth, don’t they? Actually, the truth may surprise you. Keep reading... Read more »

Will Gum Disease Always Result in Lost Teeth?

You may have seen a picture of gum disease where a patient lost all of their pearly whites or where many of the teeth are missing or majorly rotted away. The good news is that this isn’t always the case with periodontal disease, and that if you’re vigilant, you can... Read more »

Am I Susceptible to Tooth Sensitivity?

Are you going to ever experience tooth sensitivity? Are you likely to? Knowing the signs can be half the battle, so we've amassed this information on tooth sensitivity causes and risk factors for your educational benefit. We hope you enjoy it. When your pearly white's roots are exposed due to... Read more »

Gum Disease Diagnosis

With appropriate care, gum disease can be prevented. Unfortunately, our diets don't often lead to a gum-disease-free mouth, so we need to take precautions and be more cognizant of gum disease and its effects. Here's a quick rundown of gum disease for you. Whenever you visit our office, we’ll inspect... Read more »

Helpful Information About Deep Cleaning

Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? Deep cleaning, which is also called scaling and root planing, may be recommended to those who have gum disease. This procedure helps treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth, but if you have periodontal... Read more »

Factors That Increase Risk of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis, affects many people. However, with the proper understanding and care, it can be prevented in most cases. Here are some common risk factors that increase your chances of getting periodontal diseases. Stress: Increased stress impedes your ability to fight infection. This damage to... Read more »

Oral Health Care Procedures: Dental Health and Genetics

Certain genetic markers may put you at an increased risk for oral health ailments, conditions, diseases, and disorders. Although cleaning and flossing are always effective treatment plans, you may require more effort than traditional methods to keep your teeth and gum safe from underlying conditions. One of the most common... Read more »

How Your Teeth and Diabetes are Connected

29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is also projected that 8.1 million people have diabetes now but have yet to be diagnosed. What many people with diabetes do not realize is that their oral health is in jeopardy. Diabetes is all... Read more »