Category: Gum Disease

In-Office Dental Services For Gingivitis

If you want to protect yourself against the early warning signs of gingivitis, make sure that you clean thoroughly at the base of your teeth when you brush and floss your teeth. Clearing away bacteria at the gum line will keep you safe from this infection, but you should know that you are not the… Read more »

Oral Hygiene And Gingivitis Risks

The work you put into caring for your smile protects you against tooth decay. When you maintain a truly effective routine, you also guard yourself against the onset of gingivitis, the first stage of a periodontal infection that can lead to worsening problems over time. At our Northwest IN dentist’s office, we help our patients… Read more »

Protection Offered By Scaling And Root Planing

If you have a truly effective oral hygiene regimen that you follow, you should stay safe against gum disease as well as dental decay. While people typically understand that they need to watch out for problems with gingivitis, they may not realize just how important it is to avoid periodontal problems. In time, an infection… Read more »

What You Should Know About Gum Disease

It would be foolish to believe that the only threat to our oral health is dental decay. As a matter of fact, our grins endure a significant amount of wear and tear over the years that can ultimately lead to their demise. From chronic bruxism to sleep apnea, internal infections and even gum disease, it… Read more »

How Your Dentist Helps You Beat Gingivitis

You need your dentist’s help to successfully address any concern that develops with your oral health. Yet, not everyone realizes when they have gingivitis, and by the time they visit their dentist, it may have already become more severe in the meantime. Today, we take a closer look at what it means to have gingivitis… Read more »

What It Might Take to Deal with Your Gum Disease

Preserving the health and integrity of your smile generally means protecting it from common issues that could threaten your teeth and/or other oral tissues. In most cases, this means actively preventing them by preventing the excessive buildup or oral bacteria that lead to their development. However, if a problem does develop within your natural tooth… Read more »

Could These Be Warning Signs of Gingivitis?

Knowing what gingivitis is and being able to spot its early warning signs aren’t always the same thing. For many patients who develop it, gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) may not cause significant symptoms at first. This is one reason why gum disease often becomes severe before it’s treated, and why many patients… Read more »

3 Dangerous Gum Disease Myths

It’s an unfortunate fact – and one that most dentists bemoan – that most people just don’t take gum disease very seriously. It doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort in its early stages and it doesn’t get as much attention in popular media as cavities. And that’s too bad because gum disease is a very… Read more »

Diabetic Patients Have Increased Risk for Gum Disease

November is American Diabetes Month® (ADM) which is an effort by the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness of the millions living with the disease and the issues surrounding diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 30 million children and adults in the US live with diabetes. 86 million Americans possess prediabetes and could… Read more »

Alkaline Diet Can Reduce Gum Disease Symptoms

PH levels in the body are connected to overall health. When there is too much acid in your system, inflammation occurs, and can cause a host of health issues, including problems like gingivitis (early gum disease) periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and tooth decay. Many people find that achieving an acidic-alkaline balance (balanced PH level) through… Read more »