Gum Disease: Scourge of America

If you’ve ever read about gum disease, you probably realize that its effects can be major: lost pearly whites, infected gums and injured bones. So that must mean that the disease is really not common, right? Most people still have their pearly whites, don’t they? Actually, the truth may surprise you. Keep reading to find out more. Despite what you... read more »

Gum Disease and Cavities

In many cases, oral cavities and gum disease go together. But despite what you may think, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Occasionally patients can have periodontal disease without any cavities, so don’t believe that you’re home free just because you don’t have any cavities. Read on to find out why cavities and periodontal disease don’t always go... read more »

Diagnosis Gum Disease

With suitable care, gum disease can be prevented. Unfortunately, our diets and lifestyles don't usually lead to a gum-disease-free mouth, so we need to take precautions and be additionally mindful of periodontal disease and its effects. Here's a rundown on periodontal disease for you. Whenever you visit our office, we’ll check your mouth to see if you have gum disease.... read more »

The Risk Factors for Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and structures that surround and support the teeth. In the early stages, gum disease manifests with gums that bleed easily, especially when you brush and floss. This infection is caused by the bacteria from plaque, but there are certain factors that can increase your risk for gum disease, including: - Stress... read more »