How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, affect overall health and be aggravated by poor oral health habits, smoking, medication and an unhealthy diet.1 In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, take a moment to… More »

Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It’s true. Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other.1 Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding,… More »

Your dentist is the first line of defense against oral health foes, but sometimes he or she needs a little help. While a dentist is trained in all oral health diseases, some severe cases require a team of trained dentists. And that’s where a periodontist comes in. A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and… More »

Gingivitis sounds like a serious diagnosis, but if you have gum disease, be thankful you only have gingivitis. It means you still have a chance to reverse the diagnosis and avoid serious consequences.