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Healthy gums have a pink appearance and do not bleed. They meet over cover a portion of the tooth enamel, in order to protect the roots.

The Long and Short of Gum Recession

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...

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

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...

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Stopping a Vicious Cycle Diabetes is becoming a common American disease. Scientific American reports that over twenty million Americans have it and more are diagnosed every day. Since the 1980’s, scientists have realized that patients with diabetes experience periodontal disease and dental decay at rates far...

What is Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is the infection of the tissues of the mouth by harmful bacteria. While you expect your mouth to contain bacteria (it’s possible to find over five hundred different varieties), with good oral hygiene and the help of your immune system you can keep...