Five Bad Dental Habits that can Lead to Tooth Loss

Brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups are vital to good oral health. Moreover, it’s important to care for your teeth properly. Here are five bad habits that dentists want you to avoid. Amazing as this may seem, there is a right and a wrong way to brush your teeth. Brushing too hard, too long (more…

Are you one of the 70% of Adults with Gum Disease?

It might surprise you to learn that about 70% of adults suffer from some degree of gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease. In fact, gingivitis is the number one infectious disease in the world. Why is it important that gingivitis be diagnosed and treated? Gingivitis, if allowed to go untreated, can progress to a…

The Five Stages of Gum Disease

Obviously, people aren’t born with gum disease. So what exactly causes it, and how does gingivitis progress to periodontitis? Numerous factors play a role. The CDC estimates that fifty percent of Americans have periodontitis, so clearly there must be certain common factors. Unfortunately, the leading cause of periodontitis is a lack of dental hygiene. Frequently…

Options for Treating Receding Gums

Gum recession is a progressive dental condition in which the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, gradually exposing the root. There are several possible causes, including plaque buildup, aggressive brushing, misaligned teeth and periodontal disease. While the condition itself isn’t typically painful, it can leave exposed roots open to decay, which can ultimately result…

Five Warning Signs of Gum Disease you Shouldn't Ignore

Do you have a healthy mouth? While it’s easy to overlook the importance of your oral health, you should be aware of the warning signs of gum disease. Gum disease remains one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Left undetected and untreated, gum disease can also lead to other more serious health…