There is a link between gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2). The link between gum disease and diabetes is a two-way street because each condition can effect the other. People living with diabetes are at higher risk of developing gum disease than people with consistently healthy blood sugar… Read more »
Category: Preventive Dentistry
Tori are harmless growths of bone within the mouth; the word torus refers to a single bump, while tori is the plural. Tori are defined as hills of bone growth covered by normal gum tissue. They are considered to be ordinary, completely healthy, and rarely a cause for concern. Tori usually develop symmetrically on both… Read more »
Have you heard the term gingivitis on a commercial for mouth rinses and toothpastes? Perhaps, you have heard the term from your dentist. Gingivitis is a disease affecting millions of people across all age groups. As the first stage of progressive gum disease, gingivitis can start off innocuously enough. Usually, a person who has it may… Read more »
Keeping your teeth clean can mean keeping it looking great and feeling healthy, but the importance of maintaining a regular schedule of professional dental cleanings goes even further. The important role of professional cleanings, as well as cleaning your teeth at home, is to prevent the accumulation of harmful oral bacteria in the form of plaque… Read more »
Gum disease is incredibly common among American adults. In fact, it is the second most common dental health issue. Because gum disease is common does not mean that it is inevitable or impossible to prevent. Gum disease can be reversed if treated early enough. Many people who develop severe gum disease do so because they… Read more »
Often, patients assume that if they brush and floss their teeth each day, then a dental exam isn’t very important. However, checkups and cleanings are vital to maintaining a healthy smile, even if you continue to properly care for your smile at home.