Category: Periodontal Health

Why Celebrate National Gum Care Month?

Why are we so excited about National Gum Care Month, you wonder? Well, as dental professionals we know that your gums are extremely significant to your overall oral health. When you’re keeping your mouth safe, you’re on track toward keeping up a smile that’s healthy year after year after (well, you get the idea), thanks… Read more »

3 Times You Sabotage Your Gums

You might not ever intentionally set out to damage your gums but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Of course, what most patients would prefer is to enjoy gum tissue that stays nice and healthy and comfortable for a lifetime. However, you might not realize that there are some very common pitfalls patients can completely… Read more »

Gum Disease: The Redness Factor

When it comes to identifying gum disease, you will find that it’s not always a simple thing to do. In fact, this is why we suggest that you are incredibly consistent with your dental checkups – and spacing them out every six months. In addition to monitoring you for other oral health concerns during checkups,… Read more »

Do Children Develop Gum Disease?

When it concerns your child’s oral health, there is no issue too obscure to worry about, including gum disease. However, since the condition is typically associated with older adults, many people mistakenly believe that gum disease cannot be a threat until well beyond childhood. The truth, though, is that the forces behind gum disease–the leading… Read more »

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a fairly common form of gum disease. Despite its commonality, gingivitis should not be taken lightly. Left untreated, it can cause periodontitis, a more serious gum disease that might lead to tooth loss, and it can occur even if you are otherwise healthy. Lax brushing and flossing techniques increase your chances of developing gingivitis…. Read more »

Can Gum Disease Affect Your Physical Health?

The thing about gum disease is that many people don’t consider it much of a threat, even if they already exhibit the early symptoms of the condition. Many people also don’t realize how wide spread the dental health issue is (it affects over 70% of adults in the United States), or that it’s the number… Read more »

Learning to Treat Gum Disease and Diabetes Simultaneously

It’s not exactly common knowledge that gum disease is closely related to type-2 diabetes, though typically, diabetics are aware of their increased need to maintain their good oral health. Nevertheless, more and more research continues to point to an increasingly significant, and important, link between the two chronic conditions. Experts have long known that inflammation… Read more »

From Mouth to Body: Discussing Oral-Systemic Health

While an aching and/or damaged tooth can significantly affect your quality of life, the connection between your dental health and your physical wellbeing (or oral-systemic health) go far beyond discomfort. When most dental issues arise, like tooth decay and gum disease, it’s due to an excessive amount of bacteria overwhelming your teeth and gums (in… Read more »

How You Can Fix a Gummy Smile

Do your gums seem as exposed, or more, than your teeth when you smile? Excessive gingival display, or a gummy smile, can sometimes result from an abnormality in the muscles that control your lip movement, though it’s more often caused by too much or uneven gum tissue. Fortunately, gummy smiles aren’t always an immediate dental… Read more »

What Is Gum Recession?

Gum recession is when the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth begins to pull back, exposing more of your teeth, including their roots. Pockets, or gaps, form along the gum line, allowing bacteria to seep into the crevices. Receding gums may be one of the first signs of gum disease, and if left untreated, the… Read more »