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The Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
As any dentist or medical professional will tell you, Benjamin Franklin gave great advice that is still true today when he said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The first tell tale sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums when brushing your teeth or flossing. Unfortunately, more...

Warning signs of Gum Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If you are experiencing any of these signs you should be evaluated by your dentist or periodontist. Gums that bleed during brushing or eating Gums that feel swollen or tender Persistent bad breath Pus between your gums and teeth Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth Changes more...

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...

Second Only to Your Dentist, Your Hygienist May Be Your Best Ally Against Oral Disease

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
While you may think all your dentist's dental hygienist is doing is scraping the plaque and tartar you've missed during your regular brushing and flossing, you need to think again. A good hygienist is doing much more, from evaluating your general health to looking for potentially dangerous disease conditions! The more...