Category Archives : Gum Disease

Understanding Gum Disease: Prevention and Treatment

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common dental issue affecting 47.2% of adults over 30 in the U.S. Left untreated, it can lead to more severe complications, including dental abscesses and tooth loss. Knowing how to prevent and treat gum disease is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile. What is Gum Disease? Gum disease […]

How to Prevent Bleeding Gums

According to the CDC, 47.2% of Americans aged 30 and older have gum disease. This number skyrockets to 70.1% of adults over 65. Bleeding gums are a symptom of gum disease, but it can also be caused by other factors. If you have bleeding gums, it’s essential to see your dentist so they can determine […]

Deep Teeth Cleaning (Scaling & Root Planing): What to Expect?

Tartar, also known as calculus, is a hard deposit of plaque that forms on teeth. Plaque is a film of saliva, bacteria, and food debris. If plaque is not removed with regular brushing, it transforms into tartar and can only be removed by a professional at your hygiene cleaning. If not removed, tartar buildup can […]