4 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is perhaps the single most common dental challenge facing American adults today. More than 90 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 have at least one cavity, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Some dental patients suffering from tooth decay will … [Read more...]

My Gums Bleed Every Time I Floss. Should I Be Concerned?

It’s astonishing that so few Americans understand how important it is to have your dental health evaluated if you have bleeding gums, given that most adults over 40 remember visiting the dentist at least twice a year as children. If your gums bleed when you floss, it’s likely that you have a dental or other health … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Prevent Plaque That Will Help Improve Your Oral Health

Some say that the only two constants in this world are death and taxes, but many dentists might argue that dental plaque comes in a close third. Plaque is that thin film of bacteria that is formed after you eat certain foods. Truly a villain in terms of oral health, if left untreated plaque forms hardened deposits … [Read more...]

Warning Signs of Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, often presents in a patient’s mouth in a more insidious fashion than, say, a cavity or a broken tooth. However, it is not true that gum disease has no symptoms. It would be fair to say that the symptoms of gum disease can be quite subtle in the condition’s early … [Read more...]

Can Supplements Help Prevent Gum Disease?

It is an unfortunate fact in our society that many adults can suffer from gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and not be aware of it until it is advanced enough to cause pain and serious issues with their teeth. Both of the main forms of gum disease – the milder gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis … [Read more...]

Treatments For Receding Gums

  Have you noticed that your gum line is visibly lower or that your teeth seem “longer”? If so, you may be experiencing gum recession, an important symptom of periodontal disease and a signal that your mouth is in serious need of an oral health examination to discover the causes of your receding gums. Once your … [Read more...]