periodontitis Tag

In a recent article we discussed the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontitis. For one group of patients, this link may create a significant risk of dementia in later life, and that group is people with Down syndrome. Down syndrome patients are often infected with...

DNA science helps researchers investigate the connections between bacteria and disease in ways that were previously impossible. For example, an international team of scientists recently determined that Porphyromonas gingivalis, an oral bacteria commonly found in patients with periodontitis, is highly prevalent in the brains of...

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...

When we hear those words, it can invoke thoughts of being told by your parents to eat your vegetables, or do a thing you're not inclined to do that is beneficial for you in the long run. For example, the Sacramento Dentistry Group understands that...

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...

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...

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...

Protecting Oral Health for Two What is the most important thing an expecting mother can do for herself and her unborn baby's dental health during pregnancy? Fortunately, everything a mother does to maintain overall wellness also supports good dental health and birth outcomes. Likewise, a healthy mouth...