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Gum Disease

Stop Root Cavities with Prevention and Prompt Treatment

December 24,2020

Tooth decay is a highly destructive dental disease, responsible along with periodontal (gum) disease for most adult tooth loss. And we become even more susceptible to it as we get older. One form of decay that’s especially prominent among senior adults is a root cavity. Similar to a cavity in the crown (visible tooth), this […]

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The Secret to Preventing Gum Disease – Control Bacterial Plaque

September 25,2020

Here’s a sobering statistic: you have a 50/50 chance over your lifetime for developing periodontal (gum) disease. And it’s much more serious than irritated gums: if not treated aggressively you could experience bone loss, which can not only lead to tooth loss but actually increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Initially, you may […]

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These 4 Habits Could Help You Avoid Gum Disease

December 10,2019

Here’s the bad news about periodontal (gum) disease: It’s a leading cause for tooth loss. Even worse: Half of adults over 30 will have some form of it during their lifetime. But here’s the good news: If caught early, we can often treat and stop gum disease before it can do substantial harm to your […]

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Having Diabetes Could Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease

November 20,2019

Currently, one-third of Americans are either diabetic or have prediabetic symptoms. Caused by an imbalance in blood sugar levels, diabetes can complicate and increase the risk for other inflammatory conditions like heart disease and that includes another disease typified by inflammation: periodontal (gum) disease. Each November, dentists join other healthcare professionals in commemorating American Diabetes Month. […]

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Baby Your Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy

October 21,2019

For a healthy pregnancy, it helps to have healthy teeth and gums. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) encourages its members to advise expectant moms to see their dentist. But maintaining oral health can be more challenging when you’re expecting. For one thing, hormonal changes make you more susceptible to periodontal […]

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The Risk for Gum Disease Increases While Wearing Braces

July 9,2018

Your child has had braces for a few months and making good progress with correcting a poor bite (malocclusion), but you’ve also noticed something else: his gums are becoming red and swollen. These are symptoms of gingivitis, a periodontal (gum) disease. It’s an infection that arises when plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food […]

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