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 »

Gum Disease: What You Should Know

You’ve probably heard that gum disease is a fairly serious problem that you should address as soon as possible. However, would you be surprised to hear that nearly half of all Americans have gum disease? Naturally, you should have gum disease addressed as soon as possible. If you don’t, it could actually become more serious. As you might have suspected,... read more »

What You Should Know About Gum Recession

You probably know that there are a number of dental issues you should watch for. For instance, you may know that a cracked tooth or swollen gums are problems you should address as quickly as possible. However, did you know that gum recession is another issue you should be aware of? Luckily, there are a number of signs you can... 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 »