Caring for your smile is almost second nature to most people, but doing it effectively can take more skill and attention than people often realize. For example, when it comes to gum disease, which is one of the most common chronic oral health concerns, preventing its formation seems simple. Yet, nearly 70% of adults will… Read more »
Category: Gum Disease
Things You Need to Remember if You Have Gum Disease
Some of the more serious consequences of gum disease aren’t always immediately noticeable until the disease has already grown severe. For instance, it’s the leading cause of adult tooth loss when it’s allowed to grow severe, but until then, the symptoms of gum disease might go largely unnoticed if you aren’t diligent about your oral… Read more »
Got Gum Disease? Here’s Why That Matters
If you’ve only heard of gum disease through commercials for dental hygiene products, or as a hypothetical concern from your dentist, then you might not take it too seriously. Even if you’re told you have it, you might think buying a new brand of mouthwash will make it all okay. However, gum disease is a… Read more »
Gingivitis: The Easy Steps For Stopping It ASAP
When you hear the term gingivitis, it may immediately send a chill down your spine. You wonder, if you develop this first stage of gum disease, what’s it mean for you? Will you know that it’s happening (you’ve heard that sometimes you won’t even notice it)? Is there a way to quickly handle it or… Read more »
Connecting Puffy Gums To Tooth Loss: What’s The Story?
When you look in the mirror and you realize that you have puffy gums, the very last thing on your mind probably includes worrying about losing your teeth. However, you may wonder: Should this be a concern? Should it come to mind? While we certainly don’t want you to feel overwhelmed and frantic about the… Read more »
Avoid Gum Disease And Its Consequences
Avoiding gum disease, as you know, is something that we feel very strongly that you do your best with. Why is that, you wonder? Furthermore, how exactly are you supposed to do that? You know that you should try hard to keep your smile healthy but as for minimizing the chances that you end up… Read more »
Bleeding Gums, What To Think, What To Do
When your gums bleed, there are different things that this might mean. On one hand, as you expect, this could mean that you are dealing with a gum health problem. On the other hand, our Ankeny, IA team reminds you that could have just accidentally cut a tiny bit of your gum tissue, leading to… Read more »
Inflamed Gums? Take These Steps Immediately!
Do your previously healthy looking, pink, flat gums suddenly look angry and inflamed? When you’re dealing with puffy gum tissue that is obviously not in the best of health, it’s time to head in to see our Ankeny, IA team to discuss your gum health. Your gums may simply be irritated. Or, they may be… Read more »
Will Poor Periodontal Care Lead To Tooth Loss Later In Life?
If you want to protect your teeth, you need to take the proper steps to avoid cavities. You can see a clear connection between tooth decay and tooth loss, but did you know that the health of your gums can also affect the completeness of your smile? Complications with poor periodontal health actually will actually… Read more »
Your Family And Gum Care
Every member of your family needs to take the required actions necessary to maintain gum health, to ensure it continues, and to keep an eye out for any changes. Do you know how to protect the health of your family’s gingival tissues (or gum tissues) or are you a bit green when it comes to… Read more »