Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

Why Gum Disease Affects More than You Think

As one of the most common chronic dental concerns, gum disease is well-known for the trouble it can cause your oral health. As it progresses, gum disease destroys the structures that support and sustain your teeth (your gums and jawbone structure), making it the leading cause of adult tooth loss. However, fewer people are aware… Read more »

What Does Gingivitis Mean?

Gingivitis is a popular term. Even if you’ve never heard it from your dentist, you may recognize it from commercials and ads for mouth rinse and other hygiene products. However, it’s an equally popular condition, affecting millions of people of all ages and to varying degrees. As the first stage of progressive gum disease, gingivitis… Read more »

What Are the Visible Signs of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the second-most common dental health issue for adults in the U.S., but that isn’t because the disease is inevitable or difficult to prevent. On the contrary, most people develop severe gum disease because they missed the early signs that could have warned them of impending trouble. Today, we examine some of the… Read more »

Good Reasons to Prevent or Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease affects about 60% of adults in the United States over the age of 40. Still, its prevalence isn’t the most disturbing thing you should know about gum disease. Although the infection that leads to it, called gingivitis, is reversible with well-timed treatment, the actual disease is irreversible once it develops. Unfortunately for your… Read more »

How to Tell if You Have Gum Disease

Knowing that you have gum disease is the first step to treating it. However, for many patients, the early signs of the condition don’t seem obvious, especially if they don’t know what those signs are. The good news is that, once you do know, treating the disease doesn’t have to be complicated, especially if you… Read more »

Gum Disease and Dental Implants

As the most common cause of adult tooth loss and the most comprehensive option for replacing lost teeth, gum disease and dental implants can highly influence each other. Patients with severe gum disease are the most frequent patients to lose teeth; however, the condition can complicate their ability to replace those lost teeth with lifelike… Read more »