How Gum Disease Develops and the Importance of Seeing the Dentist

Last week’s post focused on the body’s interconnectedness, and how unhealthy gums can lead to hosts of health problems in seemingly separate areas of the body, like the heart or lungs. This week, we’ll be focusing on the stages of gum disease, and the importance and efficacy of seeing a professional and treating gum conditions early. The first and least... read more »

Hands, Hearts and Mouths? How Gum Disease Could Affect the Whole Body

Did you know bad breath isn’t always the result of skipping brushing or eating a basket of garlic bread? Oftentimes, continual bad breath is more indicative of something amiss in one’s dental health and is regularly linked to gum disease. Gum disease stems from behaviors like the ones stated prior, improper and irregular brushing, forgetting to floss—essentially improper dental hygiene.... read more »

Routine Checkups Are Important for the Prevention of Dental Concerns

Cavities, gum disease and oral cancer are one of the most common oral health concerns for the American population. To help combat and reduce the risk of these dental concerns, the American Dental Association recommends brushing once in the morning and once at night. They also recommend flossing at least once a day, preferably before going to bed. The ADA... read more »