In the US today, the majority of the population gets gum disease (or at least pre-gingivitis) at some point in life and almost everyone has one or more fillings in their mouth from past cavities. Part of the reason for this reality is the relatively unhealthy diet that typifies modern American culture.
Gum disease is a very serious matter that requires treatment by a professional periodontist for the best results. The risk to your teeth, gums, and overall well being are too great to simply ignore gingivitis or periodontitis.
Dental implants are easily today's top choice for tooth restoration. And it is certainly necessary to understand how they work and appreciate their many benefits before deciding to have implants installed in your mouth.
Gingivitis is the least severe of all forms and stages of gum disease, but that doesn't mean it is a serious condition. In fact, left untreated, gingivitis will develop into the more dangerous kind of gum disease, known as periodontitis.
Last time, we looked at dental hygiene tips for those over 50, but the other group that needs special attention when it comes to good oral health is children. There are many reasons why your kids’ oral health is especially important. First, establishing good habits early promotes oral hygiene for life. Second, your baby teeth still need oral care to prevent infections, gum disease, and a need for braces later on.