Posts Tagged ‘ Periodontal Disease ’

Gum Disease

What’s all the fuss about gum disease?  And why the lectures by your dental hygienist?  For very good reason, actually.  Periodontal disease is a progressive disease – one that does not stabilize or show signs of healing.  It only gets worse.  Even when it doesn’t hurt, untreated gum disease will eventually take its toll – […]


Anti-Tartar Toothpastes

There are lots of dental products available at your local grocer or drug store. It’s tough to pick the one that’s right for you.  In an effort to keep gum disease at bay, many manufacturers have researched and developed anti-plaque, anti-tartar home care products and some even advertise these to be the be-all and end-all […]


Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the presence of gingival inflammation without the loss of connective tissue attachment.  If you experience redness, swelling and bleeding gums, these are signs of gingivitis.  If dental plaque is left undisturbed on teeth, meaning, a professional dental hygienist does not clean your teeth regularly, it causes a response by the body’s immune system.  The […]


Heart Health

Did you know?  Having good dental hygiene can spare you health complications that gum disease and tooth decay may cause you down the road. There is a strong connections between gum disease and general health issues.  Some studies show that respiratory infections can be caused by simply inhaling bacteria from your mouth, which could even […]


Gum disease = heart disease

Studies reveal that patients who suffer from some form of periodontal disease are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with coronary artery disease.  A study conducted at the University of Buffalo found that of all the types of bacteria found in the mouth, two specific strains were significantly associated with increasing heart attach risk.  […]


Flossing increases life expectancy.

The purpose of flossing is two-fold: to clean between teeth and to remove debris from under the gum line. If you’re like most people, you neglect this necessary tooth task and leave behind more than 300 types of destructive bacteria that make up plaque and tartar. You probably know by now that excessive plaque will […]


Did you know?

Some people believe that bleeding gums are a result of flossing.  Did you know, that’s a myth? Flossing generally shouldn’t cause your gums to bleed.  If it does, consider it an early warning sign of periodontal disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 80 million Americans have some form of periodontal disease […]


Book Appointment

  • * All indicated fields must be completed. Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.