Archive for the ‘Gum Disease’ Category

How Can You Stop Gum Disease?

When it comes to dental infections – like gum disease – the best way to treat the infection is by preventing it altogether. Unfortunately, this isn’t often as easy as it sounds. In fact, even though the bacteria are completely preventable, many people struggle to maintain their oral health. So, how can you stop gum […]

Catching Gum Disease Early

Periodontitis – or gum disease – is an infection caused by a buildup of tough bacteria known as tartar. In its early stages, this infection is known as gingivitis and can actually be reversed. However, if left untreated gingivitis can worsen and cause receding gum tissue, loose teeth, or even tooth loss in severe cases. […]

Gum Disease And Your Heart Health

February is Heart Awareness Month – did you know that your oral health can impact the health of your heart? Recent studies have shown that gum disease can increase your risk for heart problems including heart attacks and heart disease. Experts believe that the bacteria getting into the bloodstream causes an inflammatory response throughout the […]