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5 Tips for a Fast and Easy Post-Gum Graft Recovery

Healthy gum tissue is essential to oral health. Our gums help hold our teeth in place and protect the roots from trauma and bacteria. Receding gums can be caused by a variety of factors, including periodontal disease, aging, jawbone loss, poor dental hygiene, and trauma (sometimes due to aggressive brushing). Recessed gums are not only […]

The Truth About How You May Be Causing Your Gum Recession

If you’ve noticed that your teeth somehow look longer or your gum line has become uneven, you may be suffering from a common problem called gum recession, or gingival recession. The gums, also known as gingival tissue, are supposed to firmly surround the lower portion of the teeth to protect the sensitive roots and jaw […]

6 Tips for a Healthy Smile That Lasts

As the fall season changes the world around us, it’s easy to think about how our bodies are affected by time and age. As such, this season should also be a time for reflecting on the changes we all experience with age. Considering how intrinsically linked our oral health is to our overall health, particularly […]

So You Have Gum Disease – Now What?

One out of every two American adults over the age of 30 is suffering from some form of periodontal (gum) disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That means that half of the population will require some form of gum disease treatment to help slow the progression and prevent tooth loss. […]

5 Ways You’re Increasing Your Risk for Dry Socket

Overcrowding, cavities, trauma, gum disease, and impacted wisdom teeth are just some of the reasons that tooth extractions are an unfortunate but often necessary part of many dental visits. While the extraction procedure is typically very simple, the healing process can be daunting, especially for those who have heard about dry socket. While approximately five […]

Top 5 Ways You’re Causing Your Gums to Recede

One of the most visible signs of poor dental hygiene, trauma, or periodontal disease is a receding gum line. While many people want to correct their uneven, unattractive gum lines for cosmetic reasons, gum recession is a sign that your smile is at risk for serious, irreversible damage if left untreated. Unfortunately, most people are […]

Secondhand Smoke Increases Risks of Gum Disease

By now, it may be common knowledge that being in the presence of someone smoking cigarettes can increase the risk of health conditions like cancer, but did you know that secondhand smoke can even threaten your oral health? Researchers have found that exposure to secondhand smoke for several hours a day can actually double the […]

Is Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s in Older Adults?

In the past few years, researchers have been uncovering more and more details about the link between oral diseases and other health issues. Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom recently found that a possible link may exist between gum disease and the risk of […]

How Contagious is Oral Bacteria?

Gingivitis and periodontal disease are rampant among children and adults throughout the United States, and the culprit is not simply sugary foods. Tooth decay is caused by oral bacteria that not only thrive on the foods that we eat (and forget to brush and floss away), but can also spread by direct contact with the […]

What Common Medications are Doing to Your Oral Health

If you struggle with dry mouth, oral sores, or abnormal bleeding from your gums, it may indicate more than poor dental hygiene or gum disease, it could be a side effect of your medication. Over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin, as well as prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements have been found to make poor dental […]

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