Category: Gum Disease

Category: Gum Disease

Oct
06

What Can You Do? Gum disease is preventable. Here are a few ways you can help keep your gums healthy. 1. Floss. Floss at least once a day. This helps remove the plaque and food that is beyond your toothbrush’s reach, according to the ADA. It doesn’t matter when you floss: Do it at night, do …

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Jul
27

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up …

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May
25

Millions of Americans have experienced sore gums. You’re brushing or flossing and notice a painful sensation in your gums. Sometimes, your sore gums may even start bleeding while you’re brushing or flossing. Since the pain from sore gums isn’t usually very severe, and it’s such a common problem, many people don’t pay much attention to …

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Dec
22

Electronic cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. When it comes to oral health, however, new research suggests vaping may be just as harmful as smoking. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, researchers found that the chemicals present in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor were equally as damaging – in …

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Sep
12
Gingivitis

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth know as plaque causing plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth. A patient with gingivitis will have …

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Jul
22
Healthy Smile

Are you one of those people that fall victim to laziness when it comes to oral hygiene? Maybe you’ve had a long, hard day and just don’t feel like brushing your teeth before going to bed. Or perhaps you don’t give it much thought, and before you know, you haven’t brushed or flossed your teeth …

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Apr
28
Woman smiling

Though it may not be the first cancer that we think of, we should be aware of oral cancer. Oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue (pharyngeal) strike approximately 40,000 a year. You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not know you’re also …

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Apr
20
Dental Care

Your dentist is only a partner in your dental health. You need to do your part at home to keep periodontal disease at bay. Taking care of your teeth at home can help you maintain your dental health and prevent periodontal, or gum, disease from developing. Regular home care should include daily brushing and flossing. …

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Apr
06
Brush Before Bed

Every time you have a meal, the bacteria that naturally reside in your mouth feast on the food you eat. Just like every other living organism, these bacteria excrete waste after a meal. This waste is highly acidic and breaks down tooth enamel, causing root decay and cavities. When you hit the sack without brushing, …

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