gum recession Tag

There is Good News Dental education and better access to dental care help people keep their teeth for life! Americans are living longer and recent studies show that Americans are also doing a better job at taking care of their teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA)...

As we discussed in our last article, gum recession is a natural part of aging, but it also can be a side effect of certain eating habits, oral jewelry and patterns of toothbrushing (too much or too little). What can you do to prevent recognize...

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...

Many patients ask if it is really possible to keep their original set of teeth for a lifetime. It is true that the average American has lost at least a few teeth before the age of seventy, and the Sacramento Dentistry Group certainly installs a...

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...

Millions of Americans and many of our Sacramento dental patients have gum disease. One of the most dangerous aspects of gum disease is naturally the effect on the gums themselves. Over time, gum disease, also called periodontal disease, causes the gums to recede away from...

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...

Our articles have often addressed the dangers of gum recession. With this problem, your gums creep away from your teeth, exposing the roots. Since the roots are made of dentin, a much softer material than enamel, they can easily decay when exposed to acids from...

Recent Questions Discussed by the ADA The American Dental Association has launched a new public website called MouthHealthy. In their section for adults, they have a “Fact or Fiction” quiz on dental health. Notice the answers to statements commonly made by Sacramento dental patients, and whether...

In a healthy mouth, the gums fit snugly against the tooth enamel, allowing very little access to the root surfaces below. The roots are thus protected from bacterial plaque and potential decay. When the gums recede, due to poor dental care, oral piercings, abrasion of...

Before you get your lip pierced, consider the results of a study made by oral surgeons at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Dentists investigated patients with a lip piercing on only one side of their mouth. Their gums and general oral condition were observed and...