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Dental Facts Every Expectant Mother Needs to Know

Fun Dental Facts, Pregnancy

For expectant mothers it is quite normal to be concerned about their own general and oral health. Could pregnancy affect my gums? (Yes, gingivitis, inflammation of the gum tissue is common from the second through the eighth month of pregnancy.) Does the calcium for the baby's teeth come from my more...

Understanding Gum Disease… Is It Affecting YOU?

periodontal (gum) disease

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

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...

The Effects of Pregnancy and Birth Control on Gum Disease


The effects of dental bacterial plaque biofilm are especially apparent in some pregnant women during their first trimester. This condition known as pregnancy gingivitis even occurs in women who are not pregnant but take certain birth control medications. The reason these women experience this issue is typically the same for more...