Gums Gotcha Down? Consider Treatment for Gingivitis

Are your gums slightly red or puffy? Do you experience discomfort when you brush your teeth or floss? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in the early stages of gum disease. Commonly known as gingivitis, this infection in the gums may begin being mild but can become more serious if left untreated. The most... read more »

Cavities: Is It Sugar?

You probably learned your dental hygiene habits as a young person. But now as an adult, you have some questions that went unanswered. Do you really need to limit your sugar? Is it sugar that causes cavities? This is a good question. The more you know about cavities and how they form, the more prepared you are to NOT get... read more »

What Causes Gum Disease?

Did you know that approximately 75% of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease? Naturally, gum disease could cause problems—such as swollen or bleeding gums—or other serious problems that could lead to tooth loss. Sadly, gum disease can be difficult to identify. In fact, many people aren't even aware of what gum disease is. In... read more »

At-Home Oral Hygiene

You probably know that it’s important to care for your teeth every day to remove the plaque and tartar that can lead to decay and gum disease. Incidentally, even if you do everything you can at home, you should still visit your dentist once every six months for a routine cleaning. They’ll be able to remove plaque that you can’t... read more »

What is Tartar?

Perhaps you’ve seen an ad on TV for a tartar control toothpaste or mouthwash and wondered what the difference was between tartar and plaque. Food particles and sugar from beverages in your mouth are a prime breeding material for bacteria. Not long after you finish a meal these bacteria go to work. As the bacteria bloom they create acids and... read more »

What Causes Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease if left unchecked can have a serious impact on your oral health. In short periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue caused bacteria, plaque and tartar. Bacteria in your mouth can feed on food particles and sugar from beverages. Over time these deposits form plaque, if plaque is not removed daily,... read more »