The Two Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a dental issue with increasingly grave consequences. It has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Here’s a brief outline of the symptoms and treatment of each stage: Stage 1: Gingivitis Gingivitis develops when you fail to eliminate the plaque from your teeth on a consistent basis. The plaque irritates your gums, making them red and swollen and even... read more »

Periodontal Disease Can Worsen Without Professional Treatment

Periodontal disease is estimated to afflict nearly half of the American population over the age of 30. More commonly known as gum disease, this inflammation of the sensitive gum tissues typically results from poor daily oral hygiene practices compounded with the failure to attend a routine dental exam twice each year. Early symptoms of a periodontal infection typically include red... read more »

What Bleeding Gums Can Tell You About Your Oral Health

Are you interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong? If you are, you probably know that brushing and flossing your teeth are extremely important. You might have also heard that bleeding gums are perfectly normal, but would you be surprised to hear that this isn’t true? Bleeding gums can actually be a sign of several problems, including gum disease.... read more »

Gingivitis Needs to Be Treated Before it Escalates into Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. It is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene practices that fail to remove food residue and plaque buildup from your teeth as well as along the gumline. These bacterial-rich substances can gradually harden into tartar at the gumline. Increased risk factors, like chronic dry mouth, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption, can also... read more »