Posts Tagged ‘ gum disease ’

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 bones. In its earliest stage, called gingivitis, the gums become inflamed. When […]

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 […]

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 […]