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Periodontal Disease Treatment & Causes: Taking Care of Your Gums

Dental hygienist with patient discussing periodontal disease treatment options.

Poor dental care can lead to long-term health issues like
gingivitis. While gingivitis
is often simple to counteract, it can quickly advance into periodontal
disease if left unchecked. This advanced form of gum disease requires more
serious periodontal disease treatment options to restore your oral health.

Read on to learn the symptoms of periodontal disease
and what Pointe Dental Group can do to treat it.

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Long-Term Gum Disease Effects on Your Health

A woman looking at her healthy teeth in a mirror in a dentist’s chair.
Good dental health requires daily attention. Every time you skip brushing or flossing, you increase your chances of developing early stages of gum disease. As this gum disease progresses, it can turn into severe periodontal disease. While many considering bleeding gums and tooth aches to be the worst part of gingivitis, … Continue Reading

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Dry Mouth: The Risks & Treatments of Xerostomia

Woman pouring blue mouthwash into the cap to reduce dry mouth
You’re probably familiar with many of the most common concerns for your oral health. But did you know that something as seemingly innocuous as dry mouth can lead to major dental problems? Due to the ranging experiences of those with dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, it’s not treated seriously even in cases where … Continue Reading

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The FAQs About Getting a Dental Implant

Set of dental implants on a white background.Despite advancements in dental care, tooth loss is still a fact of life for many Americans. And until recently, the only treatment options for filling the gap in a smile were dentures or a bridge. But modern technology and materials have made permanent, fixed tooth replacements – called dental implants – possible. If you’re thinking about getting … Continue Reading

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The Facts About Periodontal Disease

Dental hygienist shows a chart explaining periodontal disease to a patient.When it comes to gum disease, what you don’t know can hurt you! Periodontal disease not only affects your dental health, but scientific research reveals that it can have devastating effects on your overall health. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and there’s no better time to brush up on your dental hygiene habits … Continue Reading

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Pregnancy Gingivitis: There’s a Reason for Concern

Pregnant woman holding her hand over her mouth - pregnancy gingivitisYou have a lot to think about when you’re pregnant, especially when it comes to health and nutrition. You not only have to worry about your own health, you also have to make the best choices for the baby growing inside you.

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The Best Ways to Treat Gum Disease

a young dentist man shows how to brush teeth with a toothbrush using a dentist mold in order to treat gum disease
Gum Disease, or Something Else?
First, if you’re interested in learning how to treat gum disease, you must be pretty confident that you have gum disease.
But do you?

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Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

laser treatment for gum disease
When you neglect your dental hygiene, you run the risk of eventually developing gum disease. Don’t let this happen to you! Gingivitis is the primary stage of gum disease where the bacteria in plaque build up to a point that causes the gums to become irritated and inflamed. With proper treatment and care, gingivitis can be reversed; however, when left untreated, … Continue Reading

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The Link between Periodontal Disease & Cardiovascular Disease

Patient being examined for periodontal diseaseThe link between periodontal disease and tooth loss is well known, but did you know that recent studies have also shown a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease?

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