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Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is the infection of the structures around the teeth. “Perio” means around, and “dontal” refers to teeth, thus the name periodontal. The tissues and structures which can be affected include the gums, the cementum with covers the tooth root, the periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone. Gingivitis is the earliest form of the [Read more …]

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Expecting a baby is an exciting time in a woman’s life. With it comes many changes in your body and emotions. One often overlooked aspect of pregnancy is how it may affect your oral health. Taking care of your teeth and gums is important during pregnancy. Watch out for dry mouth or bleeding gums. If [Read more …]

What is Plaque?

Plaque forms in everyone’s mouth. It is a colorless, sticky film of bacteria which forms along the gum line and on teeth. This bacteria can cause gum disease and cavities. If not removed plaque hardens and attaches below the gum line and to your teeth. This substance is known as tartar. Understanding what plaque is [Read more …]

Tips to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath can happen to anyone. Foods you eat, alcohol, and smoking can all make your breath less than fresh and sweet. Bad breath can be embarrassing, but there are easy ways to prevent bad breath. First and foremost, good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath. Many times, bad breath is caused by a breakdown [Read more …]