Category: Gum Disease

Can Scaling and Root Planing Cure Your Gingivitis?

The problem with treating many dental health concerns is that treatment isn’t always exactly a cure. For example, in many cases of gum disease, the condition that affects your gum tissues can remain a threat even after you’ve received treatment for it. From that point forward, your goal will be to consistently manage the condition… Read more »

Gum Disease Compounds Over Time

When you think about your own oral health, you probably focus on your teeth. These are the centerpieces of your smile. Great looking teeth are important when it comes to your confidence and your overall oral health, but you can’t forget about your gums. Common gum disease is known as “gingivitis,” but this is actually… Read more »

What Does Periodontal Cleaning Mean?

The most common form of preventive dental care is routine dental checkup and cleaning appointments. That’s because everyone needs regular checkups and cleanings, even if their teeth and gums are currently in optimal health. There are also more involved preventive dental treatments designed to help you avoid some of the more serious consequences of oral… Read more »

How to Know When Gingivitis Shows Up

To many people, gingivitis and gum disease mean two different things. Unfortunately, this leads many of them to believe that gingivitis isn’t really a serious problem and, unlike gum disease, isn’t something that they need to worry about. The truth is that gingivitis aren’t different conditions, they’re merely different stages of the same problem. When… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Treat Gingivitis Early

While the main goal of preventive dental care is to avoid the development of common dental issues (like gum disease), that doesn’t mean your efforts should end if one does develop. For example, having gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease, doesn’t mean you’ve already lost your battle against gum disease. In fact,… Read more »

How to Know It’s Time to Consider Gum Disease Treatment

When you know the dangers that gum disease could potentially pose to your oral health, and beyond, the importance of maintaining your good gum healthy seems obvious. However, many of the most serious consequences of gum disease aren’t that well-known, generally speaking. To some people, it isn’t much a concern at all. Today, we explain… Read more »

A Few At-Home Tips to Lower Your Risks of Gum Disease

Visiting your dentist regularly is important to your dental health, but more importantly, the things you do between your dental visits can play an even large role in it. For example, one of the main purposes of sticking to a good dental hygiene routine every day is to prevent things like gum disease from developing… Read more »

The Biggest Concerns About Gum Disease

If it ever develops, gum disease can become a serious threat to the long-term health of your smile. In fact, the severe form of gum disease (known as periodontitis) is the most frequent reason behind adult tooth loss. However, gum disease doesn’t always seem that severe, especially when it first develops, which can fool may… Read more »

When You Have Gingivitis and Need Deep Cleaning

When plaque and tartar gather on your teeth surfaces, you need professional cleaning to successfully remove it all. Tartar, which is a calcified form of plaque, can’t be cleaned off your teeth with toothpaste and water. It takes professional care and equipment. However, when plaque and tartar develop on the roots of your teeth, which… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Scaling and Root Planing

Most people recognize that regular cleaning is the cornerstone of good dental hygiene. Every day, your toothbrush and floss clean away the plaque that builds up on your teeth and gum line. Every six months or so, your dentist or hygienist should clean away the tartar (calcified plaque) that’s developed since your last visit. Sometimes,… Read more »