Category: Gingivitis

3 Effective Strategies For Fighting Gum Disease At Home

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we provide our patients with modern treatments to help control and prevent problems with periodontal disease. The threat oral bacteria pose to your gums, and to your overall health, should not be overlooked. When individuals suffer from an advanced infection, the problem can become difficult to fully manage,… Read more »

What Makes Gingivitis Different From Periodontal Disease?

You may have heard the terms gingivitis and gum disease used interchangeably in the past. While both are a result of bacteria attacking your periodontal tissues, there is a reason to think of them as distinct issues. Gingivitis is the first stage of a periodontal infection. At this point, it is possible for you to… Read more »

Protecting Your Periodontal Health At Home

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are ready to help patients who are trying to fight the effects of periodontal disease, in addition to those who want to prevent an infection of their gums from becoming more serious. We provide care that is modern and patient-friendly, with the goal of delivering meaningful oral… Read more »

Learn More About Gum Disease By Visiting Your Periodontist

While your local dentist can provide important oral health services, you can benefit from input provided by a periodontal expert if you are concerned about gum disease. Did you know that complications from periodontal disease can actually lead to tooth loss, or that the health of your gums can be an influence on your risk… Read more »

Think You Might Have Gingivitis? Here’s How to Know

Gingivitis – the first stage of gum disease – is common. In fact, more than 80 percent of adults have gum disease to some extent, and every case began with the formation of gingivitis. While most people know what gingivitis, they may not always realize they have it, which means they don’t seek treatment for… Read more »

Is Gingivitis Really Reversible?

One of the biggest reasons why gum disease is so prevalent is because, for most people, it’s incurable. Once it develops and progresses, it will always remain present, and the only way to protect your smile is to successfully manage it. However, for many people, there is still a small window of opportunity to reverse… Read more »

Why Do Gums Bleed from Gingivitis?

Bleeding gums are among the few highly definitive signs of gingivitis – the first stage of gum disease. Others, such as redness in your gums or slight inflammation, might not be as easy to detect, or they may result from a number of other concerns. However, when your gum tissues should never bleed, and if… Read more »

A Few Tips to Avoid Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the earliest and least obvious form of gum disease. Once it develops, your risks of experiencing more severe consequences of gum disease become significantly higher. Therefore, the key to preventing gum disease from seriously threatening your smile is to avoid the development of gingivitis in the first place. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal… Read more »

A Few Signs that You Might Have Gingivitis

The first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can seem deceptively minor in its earliest stages. For example, patients in Encinitas/San Diego can notice the small warning signs and yet still ignore them or fail to seek treatment. Because of this, gingivitis quickly (and often) matures into more serious gum disease before patients seek… Read more »

What Happens When Gingivitis Gets Worse?

Gingivitis is common, and while it can easily be prevented or controlled, it still becomes a serious threat to many patients’ oral and overall health. When left unchecked, it can quickly progress into more serious forms of gum disease, such as periodontitis – the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Because the signs of gingivitis… Read more »