Tag Archives: Gum Disease

  1. Two Forms of Gum Disease: Does it Affect You?

    You may be surprised to know what problem greatly affects the oral health of many Americans. Would you be surprised to learn that tooth decay is not the number one dental issue that affects most American adults? The answer is gum disease. In fact, there is a chance that you are suffering from the effects of gum disease at this very moment and are not aware that the underlying problem is there due to its silent nature. Gum disease is a serious gum infection, accompanied by inflammation, caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. 

  2. Diabetes And Oral Health

    Diabetes affects more than 34 million Americans each year, which is about 10% of the United States population. It is a chronic condition that comes in two forms: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is a condition in which little to no insulin is produced in the pancreas. Type 2 occurs when the body is insulin resistant, causing abnormal blood sugar levels.

  3. These Symptoms Can Be Easy To Miss

    Patients sometimes ask us why we recommend they come in twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. We love this question because it gives us an opportunity to remind you how important it is to maintain your oral health. Bacteria in the mouth can harm your teeth and gums without you even knowing it. Read on to learn more.

  4. Keep Those Teeth Where They Belong!

    cartoon tooth drying off after a shower

      As your dentist, it probably comes to no surprise to you that I’m a bit obsessed with teeth. Your teeth aren’t the only thing that deserves love, though. Your gums need some TLC, too (which is why I’m so emphatic that you floss EVERY DAY)! Why? Because gum disease is the leading cause of…