Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

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

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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 »

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 »