Archive for September, 2014

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Cavities?

You brush and floss your teeth at least twice every day, and you keep candy and other sugary sweets a rare treat, but is there more that you could be doing to prevent cavities? There are many different factors that influence cavity development, and effective prevention requires understanding these factors so you can limit your […]

How Far Can Periodontal Disease Spread?

In a recent article, we discussed the varying stages, symptoms, and possible consequences of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). Besides being the leading cause of tooth loss, however, periodontal disease could potentially have farther-reaching effects than you might realize. Left unchecked, the inflammatory infection that constitutes gum disease can affect the health and […]

What Does Periodontal Disease Mean to You?

To many patients, periodontal (gum) disease is a potentially serious, but vague, threat that might one day be a problem. To others, it’s a real and present danger that significantly threatens their oral health, and more. It’s one of the most wide-spread dental health issues, and the leading cause of adult tooth loss, but periodontal […]