Facts About Gum Disease

What is gum disease? Gum disease is swelling or soreness of the soft tissue around your teeth. Gum disease is also more formally refer to as periodontal disease. Later stages of periodontal disease also affect the bones supporting the teeth. What causes gum disease? bacteria medication hormonal changes What are the symptoms? bleeding gums red,…

Heart Disease and Oral Health

The jury is still out on whether or not oral health directly affects cardiovascular health. However, it is difficult to ignore the similarities between gum disease and heart disease. Additionally, the similarities in the disease-causing bacteria are also apparent. Conditions Atherosclerosis Oral bacteria that cause periodontal disease (gum disease) have been found in hearts affected…

Stress and Oral Health

Unfortunately, these days most of us are experiencing stress in our lives.  The degree of stress we experience can vary from day to day or month to month. Stress affects all of us in different ways. However, most people don’t realize the various ways stress can affect our oral health. Let’s take a look at…

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetics are at a higher risk for gum problems. Serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes. How Does Gum Disease Occur When bacteria from your mouth settle into your gums, you have gum disease. Severe gum disease is called periodontitis, At this stage,…