A Secret to Oral Health Success: Gum Disease Treatments

  In order to ensure your smile remains safe, it is important to always look for any symptoms or signs of damage to not only your teeth but your gums as well. One highly debilitating disease that can often arise and progress over a period of many years has periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a condition... read more »

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 »

Scaling and Root Planing 101

Typically, when you visit the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning, your teeth and gumline will be cleaned to ward off gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth, and it can develop when bacterial plaque and tartar builds up. Scaling essentially removes this plaque and tartar. Gum disease: scaling and root planning is done to... read more »