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General Dentistry

GUM DISEASE RISK FACTORS

The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums. AGE Studies indicate that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 70% of Americans 65 and [...]

Types of Gum Disease

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems. GINGIVITIS Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis [...]

How to treat Gingivitis at Home

The bottom line in treating and preventing gingivitis is that you have to eliminate as much plaque as you possibly can. Plaque, the sticky film containing bacteria that builds up on teeth and around the gum line, is the whole reason gingivitis happens. Plaque produces toxins that [...]

Gingivitis: Symtomp & Causes

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth. It's important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly. Gingivitis can lead [...]

Gingivitis: Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis Dentists usually diagnose gingivitis based on: Review of your dental and medical history and conditions that may contribute to your symptoms. Examination of your teeth, gums, mouth and tongue for signs of plaque and inflammation. Measuring the pocket depth of the groove between your gums and your teeth by [...]