Archive for 'periodontal (gum) disease' Category

WARNING: Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease

periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If your gums bleed when flossing or brushing your teeth, you most likely have an accumulation of plaque where your teeth meet your gums—an early stage of periodontal (gum) disease. However, to obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment, you need to schedule an appointment with a dental professional. During your more...

Treating Periodontal (Gum) Disease—What to Expect

periodontal (gum) disease

02/03/2010
If your dentist informs you that you have periodontal disease, it is helpful to understand some of the aspects of treatment. One of the first and possibly the most important is behavior change. Simply put, you must make changes in your oral hygiene routine to prevent or limit future disease. more...

Understanding Gum Disease… Is It Affecting YOU?

periodontal (gum) disease

02/03/2010
Periodontal disease affects over 90% of Americans each year and the reality is that you will experience some form of it over the course of your life. The only question is to what degree. The main culprit of the disease is dental bacterial plaque, the biofilm that results when bacteria more...

Do I have Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

periodontal (gum) disease

02/02/2010
While nearly everyone at some time during their life will experience stage 1 of periodontal disease (gingivitis, gum inflammation, and bleeding), 10-15% of people will go on to develop more advanced stages of this preventable disease with the loss of bone and eventually teeth. If you are experiencing any redness, more...

Understanding the Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

diabetes, periodontal (gum) disease

02/02/2010
Because diabetes negatively impacts the immune system's normal response to inflammation and wound healing, it can also wreak havoc in your mouth through periodontal (gum) disease. In fact, if left untreated, periodontal disease can cause bone loss and eventually the loss of teeth—regardless of whether or not you are diabetic. more...

Diabetes & Periodontal Disease—Two Disease with a Common Enemy…You!

diabetes, periodontal (gum) disease

02/02/2010
With over 23 million people suffering from diabetes in the US and over 170 million worldwide, you may not know that it often goes hand-in-hand with periodontal disease. While both are chronic inflammatory diseases, periodontal disease can make diabetes worse and vice versa. The good news is that evidence shows more...