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Gum Recession Could Have Long-Range Consequences For Your Dental Health

We're all familiar with optical illusions, which our brain visually perceives in a way different from the actual reality. A kind of optical illusion may also happen in your Read More

Gum Disease Could be Making Other Diseases Worse

Half of adults over age 30, and an astounding 70% over 65, have had some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Unchecked, a bacterial gum infection can spread into the Read More

Smokers Are More Susceptible to Harmful Gum Disease. Here's Why

Along with tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease is a primary enemy of oral health. If not caught and treated, a gum infection could spread and eventually cause tooth loss. But Read More

Periodontal Probing Can Tell Us a Lot About the Severity of a Gum Infection

The red and puffy gums that sometimes accompany the onset of periodontal (gum) disease don't always catch your attention. You may not even get any symptoms at all, in Read More

Gum Disease Can Be Stopped but You Could Be in For a Long Fight

It often begins without you realizing it—spreading ever deeper into the gums and damaging tissue attachments, teeth and supporting bone in its way. In the end, it could cause Read More

Smoking Increases Your Risk for Gum Disease

There are important reasons not to smoke, like minimizing your risk for deadly diseases like heart disease or lung cancer. But here's another good reason: Smoking increases your risk Read More

Preventing Gum Disease Could Help More Than Your Teeth and Gums

The top cause for adult tooth loss isn't decay or trauma—it's periodontal (gum) disease. The disease may begin with the gums, but it can ultimately damage underlying bone enough Read More

3 Things That Could Help You Avoid Another Round With Gum Disease

While periodontal (gum) disease could ruin your dental health, it doesn’t have to. Dentists and periodontists (specialists in gums and other supporting tooth structures) have effective methods for stopping Read More

Without Prompt Intervention, Gum Disease Could Damage Tooth Roots

Periodontal (gum) disease often involves more than gum inflammation. The real danger is what this bacterial infection may be doing to tissues beneath the gum line—including tooth roots and Read More

Lasers Could One Day be Commonplace for Treating Gum Disease

There are a variety of methods for treating periodontal (gum) disease depending on its severity — from routine office cleanings to periodontal surgery. But the goal behind all of Read More

Uncovering Early Gum Disease Through Periodontal Probing

How do you know if you have periodontal (gum) disease? Sometimes your gums will tell you—when they’re red, swollen or bleed easily. But your gums can also look and feel Read More

4 Serious Health Conditions That Gum Disease Might Make Worse

A disease happening in one part of your body doesn’t necessarily stay there. Even a localized infection could eventually affect your general health. Periodontal (gum) disease, a bacterial infection Read More

Don't Let Gum Disease Cut Short Your Implant's Service Life

Among dental restorations, implants are the closest prosthetic we have to real teeth. They not only replace the visible crown, but the titanium post imbedded in the jawbone adequately Read More

Don't Let Summer Heat Increase Your Risk of Dental Disease

In many parts of the country, summer is often a synonym for "blast furnace" and can be downright hot and miserable. If you find yourself in such a climate, Read More

Gum Disease Could be Affecting More Than Just Your Mouth

Periodontal (gum) disease can weaken gum attachment and cause bone deterioration that eventually leads to tooth loss. But its detrimental effects can also extend beyond the mouth and worsen Read More

Your Gum Tissue 'Biotype' Could Determine How Gum Disease Affects You

Periodontal (gum) disease can cause a number of devastating effects that could eventually lead to tooth loss. However, you may be more prone to a particular effect depending on Read More

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