At the start of the new year, many of us will take a moment to both look back and look forward as we determine the right resolutions for 2021. One thing to consider as you start to think about changes you can make is how your actions affect your dental and periodontal health. If you… Read more »
Periodontal disease, which is more commonly known as gum disease, is one of the more complex chronic oral health issues. That’s because the level of damage that it causes depends on the specific stage of disease, and treatment can range from a relatively simple deep cleaning to more involved, ongoing periodontal maintenance. For patients in… Read more »
Along with attending preventive dental visits at least twice a year, successfully preventing oral and periodontal diseases requires heavily on your own daily efforts at home. If your hygiene routine is lacking, then even the best oral health care may not be able to help you preserve your smile or avoid the need for extensive… Read more »
The point of sticking to a good hygiene routine is to control the harmful plaque (a biofilm of oral bacteria) and food particles that collect on your teeth every day. Keeping them under control helps you prevent the issues that they can cause, such as gingivitis (the first stage of destructive periodontal disease). In addition… Read more »
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When you notice that your gums are bleeding or that your breath seems chronically bad, you might consider the periodontal disease that causes it to be quite a nuisance. However, the truth is that it’s much more than that; periodontal disease is one of the most common chronic dental issues, and the most common cause… Read more »
Periodontal disease (commonly referred to as gum disease) comes with a host of concerns that go beyond your gum tissues. For instance, along with your jawbone, your gums are responsible for keeping your healthy teeth firmly in place and their roots protected from oral bacteria. When periodontal disease sets in, the effects can include a… Read more »
The periodontal tissues that surround and protect the bottoms of your teeth are important for a number of reasons. Your gums help support your teeth by clinging tightly to them, as well as protect your teeth’s roots from bacterial infection and irritation. When gum recession or the development of gum disease cause these tissues to… Read more »