Category: Gum Disease

Treat Signs of Gingivitis Right Away

Gum disease is the result of chronic inflammation in your gums. When bacteria build up beneath your gum line, they cause your gums to become red, swollen, and uncomfortable. If you are noticing any of these signs in your gums, it may mean that you have developed gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum… Read more »

What Is “Scaling and Root Planing?”

If you’re someone who doesn’t generally deal with any oral health issues, you may not be familiar with “scaling and root planing.” Also known as a “deep cleaning,” this isn’t a treatment that you’ll receive as part of your normal checkup and cleaning. That’s because scaling and root planing aren’t targeted at the surfaces of… Read more »

Deep Cleaning Can Manage Periodontitis

If you have suffered from gum disease, you know what a serious condition it can be. If you are someone who has not experienced this type of problem, then continue to take preventive steps to avoid it. Gum disease develops when bacteria grows and forms plaques around and beneath the gum line. This produces inflammation,… Read more »

Clean Your Gum Line While Brushing

How much thought do you give to brushing your teeth? If you brush your teeth at least twice a day, that’s great! But the way that you brush your teeth is just as important as the frequency. If you’re not cleaning all of the surfaces of your teeth, nor removing bacteria from your gum line… Read more »

Gum Disease Can Have Serious Aftermath

The bacteria in your mouth are naturally occurring, but they can still create serious problems for your oral health. That goes for the surfaces of your teeth, and your gums. Just like tooth decay, gum disease is a condition that can get much worse over time if you leave it untreated. What starts out as… Read more »

The Importance of Deep Cleaning for Your Gums

Deep cleaning, also known as “scaling and root planing,” is a dental treatment that is used to remove bacteria from beneath the gum line. Your gums can be affected by bacteria just like your teeth. Instead of a cavity however, infection in your gum line produces inflammation. You’ll experience pain and redness, and often swelling… Read more »