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Boost Your Overall Health by Reducing Gum Inflammation

The human body’s immune system has amazing defensive capabilities. Without it a common cold or small wound could turn deadly. One of the more important processes of the immune system is inflammation, the body’s ability to isolate diseased or injured tissue from unaffected tissue. Ironically, though, this vital component of the healing process could actually […]

Risk Factors for Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month. Did you know that advanced periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss among adults? Periodontal disease refers to any disease that affects the structures that hold the teeth in place, including gums, ligaments and bone. In its earliest stage, called gingivitis, the gums become inflamed. When […]

Don’t let Periodontal Disease Cause Your Gums to Recede

Although your smile wouldn’t be the same without them, there’s more to your gums than their looks. Besides helping to hold your teeth in place, they’re also an important protective barrier for their roots. Unfortunately, gums aren’t immune to disease, especially periodontal (gum) disease. This bacterial infection, triggered by built-up dental plaque on teeth due […]

All Gum Disease Treatments Have the Same Goal – Removing Bacterial Plaque

Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious infection that can damage more than periodontal tissues — supporting bone structure is also at risk. Any bone loss could eventually lead to tooth loss. To stop it from causing this kind of damage, we must match this disease’s aggressiveness with equally aggressive treatment. The various treatment techniques all […]

Dr. Travis Stork: Don’t Ignore Bleeding Gums

Are bleeding gums something you should be concerned about? Dear Doctor magazine recently posed that question to Dr. Travis Stork, an emergency room physician and host of the syndicated TV show The Doctors. He answered with two questions of his own: “If you started bleeding from your eyeball, would you seek medical attention?” Needless to […]

Bleeding Gums isn’t Normal – it’s a Sign Something’s Wrong

Occasional bleeding of the gums while brushing is so common — as high as 90% of adults — it would seem to be a normal aspect of the mouth. In fact, it’s not — it’s a sign your gums may not be as healthy as they should be. While overaggressive brushing (too hard for too […]

Five Things to Know About Bleeding Gums

Did you ever brush your teeth and find that your gums were bleeding slightly? This unwelcome discovery is more common than you might think — and it might have something to tell you about your oral health. Here are five things you should know about bleeding gums. As much as 90% of the population occasionally […]

Five Facts about Gum Disease

The ailment we commonly called gum disease is actually series of related diseases, all of which involve the tissues that surround the teeth. It’s sometimes thought of as a “silent” malady, because its symptoms — bad breath, soreness, or bleeding of the gums — may be masked by other conditions. Or, they may simply be […]

Learn the Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal (gum) diseases are sometimes called “silent” because those who have them may not experience painful symptoms. But certain signs point to the existence of these common diseases. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, it is time to visit our office so these problems can be treated before they lead to serious […]