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The Dangers of Periodontal Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

The first symptoms of periodontal disease may not be easy for you to recognize. It isn't too difficult to overlook your bleeding gums and bad breath — especially if you're a smoker — because these symptoms often come and go for long periods of time. But these early warning signs more...

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

You probably know that with proper care, your teeth can last a lifetime. But did you know that decay isn't your teeth's only enemy? Periodontal disease, which is caused by bacteria that attack your gums, can result in inflammation, bone loss, and eventually the loss of teeth. Plus, the symptoms more...

Risks of Periodontal Disease Increase with Menopause

Bad Breath

Women who are menopausal or post-menopausal may experience discomfort in the mouth, including pain and burning sensations in the gum tissue, altered taste and dry mouth. These changes are attributed to hormonal changes and can make a woman more susceptible to periodontal disease. Talk to your periodontist about any of more...

It’s Time For Men to Behave More Like Women… Healthwise That Is!

Oral Health

Attention all men! It has come to our attention that you are less likely than women to take care of your overall health and seem even less concerned about the state of your oral health. You tend to put off visits to the dentist for long periods of time and more...

Your Pets Need Dental Care Too!

Fun Dental Facts

According to the American Veterinarian Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some signs of oral disease by age 3. As in humans, plaque and tartar build up leads to periodontal disease which affects the tissues and supporting tooth structures. Pets show symptoms of red, swollen and more...

Treating Ongoing Periodontal (Gum) Problems

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For some people, periodontal disease can be a difficult problem to deal with. One reason is because periodontal disease is actually a group of diseases and some forms are just more aggressive and difficult to control than others—even when you are doing all the right things including correct daily oral more...

Pregnancy & Oral Health

Oral Health, Pregnancy

Every expectant mother knows that with the excitement of being pregnant comes a multitude of questions. However, when it comes to pregnancy and its relationship to oral health, well, many mothers are unaware of the questions they should be asking. They may not be aware of the link that exists more...

The Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

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...

Recurring Swollen Gums? Here’s What to Do

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

Periodontal (gum) infections can be quite painful, but more importantly, they can be signs of larger problems to come. If you are experiencing recurring swellings on your gums, then you have the hallmark signs of an acute periodontal (gum) abscess and need to make an immediate appointment with your dentist. more...

Gum Disease, Do You Know the Signs?

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Understanding the signs of gum disease can prevent needless worry and potentially save you both time and money for treatment. While many people think bleeding gums is caused by brushing too hard, the truth is that you would have to brush extremely hard to make healthy gums bleed. Bleeding when more...