Did you know that over 80% of adults are affected by periodontal (gum) disease to some degree? Even more alarming is the fact that over 95% of those afflicted are not being treated for their condition, which is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America. In our last article, we discussed the… Read more »
Month: April 2013
How Much Do You Know About Your Periodontal Disease?
You probably know that brushing and flossing your teeth helps you prevent tooth decay, but do you know the best methods for preventing gum disease? Actually, brushing and flossing is your main defense against that, too, but the mechanisms behind gum disease, or periodontal disease, are different than those of tooth decay, and knowing the… Read more »
Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy with Your San Diego Periodontist
The soft periodontal tissue that surrounds and seals the roots of your teeth is a vital component of your oral health. Since tooth roots aren’t covered by the strong protective enamel that surrounds a healthy tooth’s crown, your gums are their main defense against the harmful bacteria that can threaten your oral health. Unfortunately, this… Read more »
San Diego Periodontist Discusses Gum Disease and Tooth Loss
Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America? Unlike tooth decay, which directly attacks your tooth’s structure, periodontal disease attacks the structures that support your teeth, namely your periodontal tissue, or gums, and jawbone. By staying vigilant, however, you can detect gum disease in its… Read more »