Posts for: August, 2012
Millions of people don't know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss if not treated. You should always get involved in your dental care, so that problems are detected in the early stages. You should inform your dentist if any signs of gum disease are present or if any changes in your overall health or medications occured in between visits. Most importantly, you should ask your dentist about your periodontal health and what method was used to evaluate its condition. This level of participation enables you to work with your dentist to identify subtle changes that my occur in the oral cavity.
In this tough economy are you being money wise or money foolish? Are you utilizing your insurance benefits to the full potential or are you letting hundreds of dollars go to waste because your to busy or it just not the right time. Right now might not be the time to go into a full-mouth reconstruction implants or cosmetic dentistry but are you maintaining what you have? Are you getting your teeth cleaned at least twice a year? The clock is ticking what are you waiting for? Call and make an appointment to have a checkup and cleaning before this year ends.
Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease) is caused by plaque that forms on the teeth. When sugars and starches in the diet mix with plaque, acids are formed which irritate the gums. The gums become red, tender and swollen and bleed easily. Plaque, it not removed, hardens to form calculus around the neck of the teeth. The gums pull away from the teeth and small pockets form between the teeth and gums. Plaque fill these pockets and it becomes impossible for you to totally romove the plaque. Eventually, the bone structure supporting the teeth can be destroyed.
Elly (Surgical Assistant)