Gingivitis is a word that refers to inflammation of the gums, and defines the early stages of gum disease. While not full-blown periodontal (gum) disease, gingivitis will eventually lead to gum disease if not treated, and should be taken seriously. It’s generally easier to treat and reverse gum disease at...
Getting older increases our risk for several health problems, including those with our oral health. Even if you’ve been taking great care of your smile for years, you could still experience an increased risk of tooth and gum problems as you age. Visiting your dentist can keep your smile...
Did you know there are hundreds of medications that could be impacting your teeth and gums? Dry mouth is a common side effect of many different medicines on the market today that can contribute to tooth decay. However, there are other prescription and over-the-counter medicines that cause more than just dry mouth. The...
Gum tissue has an important role to play in the oral cavity. It helps anchor the ligaments that hold our teeth in place and keeps bacteria away from our tooth roots and bones, helping to prevent infection. However, gum tissue is not immune to problems, particularly disease and irritation that can make gum...
If you’ve ever been dehydrated, you know the feeling of a dry mouth. Your mouth may feel sticky or uncomfortable, or your breath may be less than pleasant. Dry mouth is a condition that has consequences for your oral health, especially if you suffer from chronic dry mouth, sometimes referred...
An uneven gumline can affect the appearance of the teeth even if the teeth themselves are straight and even. Having an irregular gumline can make some teeth look too small or too large depending on the person. Too much or too little gum tissue can cause the gums to appear uneven. Some...
Your baby will go through many changes as they grow throughout the first few months and years of their life. Infants typically get their first tooth between the age of six months and one year, so oral care during this time is essential. Babies can get gum disease and even experience tooth...
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that helps restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Dental implants are strong, lifelike, and can complete your smile when you having missing teeth. The actual implant consists of a small screw that’s inserted into the jaw onto which a dental crown will be placed....
With all the festivities of the holiday season, it’s easy to get out of your normal routine. One of the things that can get pushed to the side is your oral health. Whether you’ve skipped the occasional brushing or have indulged in a bit too many sweets, your teeth...
With over 47% of adult Americans having gum disease, it’s important to know your risk for this oral health condition. Gum disease has the potential to ruin your smile if left untreated. Gum disease can cause the ligaments that hold teeth in place to weaken, therefore causing loose teeth. In fact, gum disease...