Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

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 »

Worrisome Truths About Gum Disease

Even if you aren’t currently undergoing treatment to control gum disease, it might still be an impending threat to your oral health. As one of the most frequently-experienced dental issues, gum disease can affect nearly anyone at some point in their lives. Without proper care and maintenance, and a healthy understanding of its causes and… Read more »

Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Gingivitis?

Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Gingivitis?

Many people know that overly sensitive or deeply stained teeth can be warning signs of dental cavities. Yet people rarely know the early indicators of gingivitis, the first stage of a dangerous and chronic condition called periodontal disease, or gum disease as most people have heard it called. Gum disease involves inflamed gum tissue, which… Read more »

Want to Avoid Gum Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know

Want to Avoid Gum Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know

Sure, most people think about their teeth when they think about their smiles. But the teeth would be nothing without healthy gum tissue holding them in place. Unfortunately, gum disease is a common condition, one that is estimated to impact millions of Americans. Unaddressed, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and may contribute to… Read more »

Getting To Know Gingivitis

getting to know gingivitis

Gingivitis is the early and mild form of gum disease. While it can be reversed, if it is left untreated it can progress into a severe form of gum disease, periodontitis. Gum disease is not only serious for your oral health, but it can negatively impact your entire body. Gum disease can increase the risk… Read more »