Smoking may be on the decline, but it’s still more common
than you may think. Many know that smoking carries risks but may not know
exactly how bad it is. In addition to major issues like lung cancer and heart
health, the effects of smoking on oral health are serious and can lead to a
lifetime of trouble and … Continue Reading
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.
Symptoms of … Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
You 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.
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?
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
The 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?