Posts Tagged ‘ periodontitis ’

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 – […]


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 […]


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