22
Jan

Five Signs Of Periodontal Disease

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Good oral hygiene isn’t just about our teeth, but also about taking great care of our gums. Neglecting oral health can lead to gum disease, which if left untreated can become serious. Gum disease is very common, in fact, most adults have or have had it. It can be mild inflammation, or can be more serious, causing sore, swollen gums. If gum disease is caught early, it is easy to stop it from happening. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque, a sticky substance, contains bacteria that can lead to gum infection and cause inflammation. It’s important to prevent plaque buildup by brushing at least twice daily, flossing every day, and seeing your dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning. Mild gum disease is called Gingivitis. If it progresses, it can turn into Periodontitis and affect more of the soft tissues in your mouth, even…

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14
Nov

10 Early Warning Signs Of Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease refers to an advanced form of gum disease that causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating spaces referred to as ‘pockets’ that become filled with harmful bacteria. The body’s immune system attempts to fight off the resulting infection as the plaque spreads below the gum line. These activities cause the bone and connective tissue holding teeth in place to break down, and if not treated, the teeth become loose and eventually come off. At this point, you may also suffer from other dental problems and systemic issues, including: Progressing bone loss Shifting teeth Extensive bleeding and pus Gum recession and sensitivity Fortunately, periodontal disease is an ongoing infection that develops through four stages, each with its own set of symptoms that if detected, can lead to early treatment. Level 1: Gingivitis This is the first stage of gum disease with very few signs that are…

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