Posts Tagged ‘ Gum Disease ’

What To Know About Gingivitis

Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Learn all about gingivitis.

Everyone wants to have shiny, white teeth and pink, healthy gums, but many people do not go through the proper steps to achieve it.  If you do not have a strict dental hygiene regimen, you can easily develop gingivitis, which is one of the first stages of gum disease.  Fortunately, gingivitis is easy to treat and reverse, but it is a health issue that you need to take seriously.  If you do not go through the steps to treat gingivitis, you potentially lose one or more teeth. (more…)

3 Ways To Treat Bleeding Gums

Friday, April 6th, 2018
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Learn how to treat bleeding gums.

It is important that you practice exceptional dental hygiene on a daily basis so that you don’t have to schedule an unwanted appointment with the dentist.  One of the results of insufficient oral health is bleeding gums.  If you tend to brush too hard or there is a buildup of plaque on your gums, it will cause them to bleed.  Luckily, there are few simple ways to treat bleeding gums and to prevent them from bleeding again! (more…)

Simple Ways To Prevent Gum Disease

Friday, August 25th, 2017

You are brushing your teeth in the morning, and you notice that your gums are bleeding when you finish.  This is one of the signs of gum disease and is caused when the bacteria in plaque get in between the gums and teeth.  If left untreated, your gums will continue to pull away from your teeth causing one or more teeth to fall out.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around half of adult in the United States have gum disease.  There are several habits you can enact in your daily life to prevent being a part of that statistic!

Simple ways to reduce your risk of getting gum disease

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Learn How to Prevent Gum Disease in 5 Easy Steps

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Learn how you can reduce your risk of developing gum disease!

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line, oftentimes progressing to affect the bone that surrounds and protects your teeth. It can lead to a variety of oral health issues, ranging from halitosis to tooth loss. Learn how you can reduce your risk of developing gum disease in five simple steps!
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5 Oral Health Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

Your 6-month dental check-up is a form of preventative oral health maintenance designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy. While it’s necessary for you to keep up to date with your check-ups, it’s imperative that you keep an eye out for any problems that may occur in between your visits to the dentist.

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What Causes a Dry Socket?

Friday, November 11th, 2016
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How much do you know about dry socket?

Whether you are preparing to have your wisdom teeth pulled or preparing for another tooth to be extracted, you have undoubtedly heard about dry sockets and how uncomfortable they can be. While most people do not develop dry sockets after extractions, they can be bad news for the 2-5% of people that do. What causes a dry socket and how can you prevent yourself from getting one? (more…)

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque builds up between the gums and teeth. When this bacterium begins to grow, the gums around the tooth can become inflamed. When left untreated and uncared for, the inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to slowly deteriorate. (more…)

What is Periodontal Disease and How can you Prevent it?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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Schedule a cleaning with Catonsville Dental Care. Prevent periodontal disease now!

“Peri” means around and “odontal” means referring to the tooth. Periodontal disease refers to an infection of the structures surrounding your teeth. These include gums, the cementum that covers the root, the periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone. In the early stages of periodontal disease, the gums are affected first. They may become puffy, sore, and bleed when brushing teeth. In more severe forms of periodontal disease, all other surrounding structures become infected as well. It is very important to understand the causes of periodontal disease, the early signs and symptoms, and how to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place.

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Gum Disease Prevention Guide

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Nearly 40 percent of Americans 30 years or older suffer from gum disease. Don’t be a statistic! Call your Catonsville Dental Care Dentist.

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that nearly 64.7 million Americans over the age of 30 have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. That is nearly 40 percent of the population that currently has some type of gum disease. But do you know what periodontal (gum) disease is or how it is treated? Let’s go over this serious disease. (more…)

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Monday, March 16th, 2015

gum-diseaseYour gums are the glue that holds your smile together, and as such, are more important than you might even realize. We are always taught to take good care of our teeth, but gums get a lot less attention. This is problematic because without healthy gums, your teeth won’t even matter. Gums keep your teeth attached to the bone, and when they become infected with periodontal disease you risk losing your teeth. Thankfully, gum maintenance is not a tough task, and merely requires tweaks to your usual dental hygiene routine. (more…)