Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

What Happens if You Fail to Prevent Gum Disease?

Preventing gum disease is similar to preventing most other dental issues. Keep your teeth and gums clean with regularly good hygiene and preventive dental care, and you can avoid allowing oral bacteria enough time to infect your gums. However, while gum disease is highly preventable, it only takes one small mistake for oral bacteria to… Read more »

Hygiene Tips that Make Gum Disease Less Likely

When you hear about the effects of severe gum disease, such as tooth loss and jawbone degradation, you can easily forget that the condition starts as just a minor irritation in your gums. Caused by harmful oral bacteria, this irritation is known as gingivitis, and the key to preventing gum disease lies in preventing gingivitis… Read more »

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 »