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Watching out for gum disease is as important as preventing tooth decay
There are a lot of ways to describe gum disease – gingivitis, periodontitis, receding gums and inflammation. But whatever term is used, the result may be the same. Tooth pain, inflamed gums and possible loss of teeth in extreme cases can result.Gingivitis accounts for about 70 percent of gum disease and usually shows itself by bleeding when teeth are brushed…Continue reading
More dentist visits may be necessary to keep seniors’ teeth healthy
Senior citizens may need to see their family dentist more than the customary two visits each year to prevent dentistry problems before they begin. Once bacteria from the mouth causes inflammation, it can exacerbate any medical conditions that the elderly person is facing.For instance, older people often have to take a host of medications for different ailments. A common side…Continue reading
Nice smiles, helped by dentistry, make good impressions
The person who coined the phrase, "A nice smile goes a long way," knew how much that means to others. Three out of four Americans surveyed said they would trust a person with a nice smile more than someone with a good job, an attractive outfit or an impressive car, a nationwide study found.The survey of more than 1,000 people across…Continue reading