Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually lead to the destruction of the support of your natural teeth. These diseases effect more than 80% of Americans by the age of 45.
Studies have shown links between periodontal (gum) disease, heart disease and other health conditions.
Plaque is essentially the start of gum disease problems. Plaque is a build-up of particles from the foods you eat every day.
Tartar build-up is just the start of Periodontal Disease. With poor oral healthcare, this disease can progress quickly to advanced and severe stages.
Individuals suffering from diabetes have defects in small blood vessels, not only in the extremities (toes and fingers) and the retina of the eye but also in the gums.
Throughout a woman's life, hormonal changes affect tissues throughout the body. Fluctuations in hormone levels occur during puberty, pregnancy and menopause.
While antibiotics may be used to treat periodontal diseases, other medicines can complicate treatment by causing gum tissue overgrowth.
Stress triggers the "fight or flight" response in our bodies. It is mediated by the hormone adrenalin which has many effects.
Tobacco use mixed with your oral health care can be very harmful. There are links between tobacco use and lung disease, cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease.
Bruxism, commonly known as "tooth grinding," is the process of clenching together and the grinding of the upper and lower teeth. During sleep, the biting force of clenched jaws can be up to six times greater than during waking hours.
Here you will find information on periodontal related services as well as the most frequently asked questions asked about gum disease.
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