Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

What Do You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Despite having “disease” in its name, many people underestimate the effects and consequences of unchecked gum disease. Often mistaken for a minor dental issue, gum disease can have a significantly negative impact on your oral health, leading to tooth loss and the destruction of your gums and jawbone structure. Gum disease can also influence your… Read more »

Do You Have a Gum Problem?

Do You Have a Gum Problem?

Are you concerned that your smile could be in trouble, specifically your gum tissues? Many people think only of their teeth, when they begin thinking about their smiles. Yet without healthy gum tissue to support the teeth, tooth loss is inevitable. This is actually why gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss… Read more »

Taking Care Of Your Gums

Taking care of your gums is important to both your tooth health and your overall health. Poor gum health can lead to periodontal disease which is the major reason for tooth loss. Periodontal disease has also been implicated in several other health conditions including diabetes, heart diseases, dementia, erectile dysfunction, and others. Unless gum disease… Read more »

Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease?

If you’ve been keeping up on the developments with periodontal disease and other health problems, then you probably won’t be surprised to find that periodontal disease may also be linked to pancreatic cancer.  So far periodontal disease has been linked to a host of other chronic illnesses including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure,… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Now Linked To Kidney Disease

Periodontal disease is definitely earning itself a bad reputation. Not only has it been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, and even impotence in men, it has more recently been linked to a risk of kidney disease. In today’s blog your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, explains the recent study linking periodontal disease and kidney disease.