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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Taking proper care of your gums can affect the health of your whole body

Gum disease affects nearly 10 percent of Americans by the time they reach age 64. While this sounds like a relatively low number, it could be you if you fail to take proper care of your teeth now. If you don’t floss every day, for example, and brush at least twice a day, you are at risk. And it’s a bigger risk than you might realize. Poor care of your gums can affect many other facets of your overall health. (more…)

What Can You Do About Gum Disease?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Don’t let gum disease go unchecked and ruin your smile!

Gum disease is a serious issue that, if left untreated, can cause major dental issues down the line. Small symptoms like swelling or redness may be easy to ignore, but they are merely the first warning signs of a far more dangerous problem. Unchecked gum disease can lead to the loosening of the teeth, chronic bleeding, and even mouth sores.

What is Gum Disease?

There are two stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.  Gingivitis is relatively mild and very treatable.  Periodontitis, on the other hand, is much more intense and will require the help of a dental professional to treat.

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