gingivitis Tag

Studies have demonstrated that patients with gum disease are almost twice as likely to also suffer from coronary heart disease. Oral infections and gum disease are also risk factors for stroke. People who have experienced a stroke are very likely to also have periodontal disease,...

A recent article from CNN featured a study that linked the risk of early death in women with periodontal disease. The report found that the loss of natural teeth from gum disease is associated with a 17% higher risk of early death, according to Michael...

Receding gums are something we all experience at some point in our lives. Age is the biggest risk factor for developing gum recession, because it’s unfortunately natural that gums recede a bit as we grow older. But gum recession that takes place before the age...

Fight the Fine Fight! There’s a disease about 80% of us have and we might not even be aware of it. It’s a sneaky condition that starts out seemingly harmless, but left untreated it can destroy your mouth and dental health. What is it? It’s gum...

Are Genes Affecting Your Teeth? There are some oral health issues that are passed on genetically, so there’s a chance you have inherited more than your nose or eye color from your parents. Dental problems do run in families and some people have an increased risk...

Take Two Easy Steps Every Day Tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis) are the most common problems our Sacramento dental clinic treats. This is because acidic food and drinks, plus bacteria and other germs constantly barrage our teeth and gums. Our immune system does an amazing...

Caring for Our Sacramento Patients Our clients want to look and feel their best, especially when it comes to their appearance. Working professionals who visit us at our convenient downtown Sacramento clinic also come to see our dentists because they know they receive the best care with...

Lurking behind plaque and tartar buildup is an enemy waiting to rear its ugly head and wreak havoc on your mouth. It's early stage gum disease or gingivitis! The good news is that it's treatable and reversible. But before we discuss gum disease treatment, let's...

Natural Mouth Care with Neem Mouthwash A previous article discussed oil pulling as a natural remedy for oral health. To further this theme, let's discuss the neem tree, scientifically known as Azadirachta indica. The neem is native to India and has been used in that country...

What Would Your Gums Say? Your gums can't talk, but they might be trying to tell you something. When it comes to gums, “no news is good news.” Healthy gums are firm and pink, letting you know by their appearance that all's well and you should...

Gum Pockets, That Is! A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that scaling and root planing procedures are good for patients with severe gum disease, also called chronic periodontitis. This sickness affects about half of the adults over thirty in the...

Prevention and Treatment Reduces Premature Births In this article from our series on periodontal disease (the infection of the gums and oral bones and tissues by bacteria) we look at the effect this problem has on pregnant women and their unborn children. For the majority of dental...