Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

Is Gum Recession Inevitable?

Gum recession can mean exposed teeth roots and painful symptoms.

Your gums are crucial for supporting the roots and crowns of your teeth. Their soft tissues offer protection from harmful oral bacteria in plaque and extreme temperature fluctuations. They also play an active role in keeping teeth firmly in place and aligned. Therefore, gum recession, or shrinking gum lines, is an issue that must be… Read more »

The Importance of Flossing Your Teeth

Flossing for healthy teeth and gums

Do you brush your teeth regularly? Perhaps you wouldn’t think of skipping a brushing. There are many people that brush religiously, yet do not floss. Less than half of Americans floss daily and 10 percent don’t floss at all. Both brushing and flossing are important to your dental health. Flossing helps prevent cavities, gingivitis, and… Read more »

Your Chicago Dentist Discusses Whoopi Goldberg’s Struggle with Gum Disease

stages of gum disease vector

Learning to brush your teeth is a right of passage for all children. We’re told about the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day and going to the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. However, you may not have understood the importance of good oral hygiene, and not just because of your teeth. Maybe… 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 »

Can I Get Dental Implants with Gum Disease?

The good thing about dental implants is that most patients who’ve lost one or more teeth qualify for them. Therefore, more patients can enjoy the many benefits they offer, such as more lifelike replacement teeth and a healthier, stronger jawbone. However, there are a few circumstances that could interfere with your dental implant procedure or… Read more »