Defending Your Gums From An Infection

defending your gums from an infectionYour gums, like your teeth, should be kept cleaned of harmful bacteria as much as possible. If bacteria manages to infiltrate your gum line, it can lead to gum disease. While gum disease may not cause you pain, it can cause unsightly inflammation and redness, and even cause you to suffer more frequent bleeding. If it is allowed to flourish, it can start to erode the supporting gum and bone tissue around your teeth, and cause tooth loss. Gum disease has also been known to complicate medical issues like diabetes, and heart disease. Continue reading “Defending Your Gums From An Infection”

Why You Should Not Overlook Gum Disease

spotting and treating gum recessionWhen you consider the state of your oral health, do you account for more than just your teeth? If oral bacteria manage to infiltrate your gum line, you could develop gum disease. Gum disease is not painful, but can be identifiable because it can make gums look red or swollen, and can cause them to bleed more easily. Just as you should seek treatment if you identify a cavity on a tooth, you should have your dentist inspect possible gum disease. If you do have it, there are treatments available to help your gums recover. Continue reading “Why You Should Not Overlook Gum Disease”

Men Beware: A New Link Between Gum Disease And Prostate Health

prostateYou may not think so but the health of your gums can affect your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to numerous health conditions throughout your body including high blood pressure, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. It has also been linked to erectile dysfunction and prostate inflammation in men. If you could help avoid many health issues simply by practicing proper oral hygiene and visiting your dentist twice yearly, you would wouldn’t you? According to research, attending your dental visits is equally important as seeing your general physician, especially for men. Not only do more men present with gum disease than woman, a link between prostate health and gum disease has recently been discovered, so men beware.

Comprehensive Dental Care

CompDentComprehensive dentistry consists not only of traditional dental treatments, but just as importantly, focuses on prevention and early detection. It also includes cosmetic services. At Wager Evans Dental, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans employ a highly trained team and the latest technology in an effort to provide comprehensive dental care. However, our care is comprehensive not just regarding treatment, we take care of the whole you. We make sure you are physically comfortable, emotionally calm and relaxed, and that you have everything you need during your visit.

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Is A Perio Tray What You Need?

ptrayPeriodontal disease is on the rise and it is thought to be due to the modern diet. Studies of microbes in the mouths of our ancient ancestors have shown that as our diets changed so too did the amount of pathogenic oral bacteria. Our oral cavities are filled with good bacteria and bad bacteria. The good bacteria help keep the bad bacteria in balance, but as our diets shifted over from natural foods such as meat and vegetables to carbohydrates, processed flour, and sugar, the bad bacteria began to win out. Half of today’s population, 30 and older, have gum disease. Those over the age of 65 have a higher incidence. Therefore, if you are over the age of 30, there may be a chance that a Perio Tray® is what you need.  

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Do Your Gums Have Deep Pockets?

ppDid you know that your gums have pockets? They do, but when your gums are healthy they are hardly noticeable. When people talk about deep pockets it usually refers to having a lot of money, which is a good thing. However, if your gums have deep pockets that is not a good thing. The pockets in your gums are referred to as periodontal pockets, and if you have deep periodontal pockets it means your gums are diseased. Do your gums have deep pockets?

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Periodontal Disease And Psoriasis?

psoriasisPeriodontal disease has been linked to numerous other health issues and is continually being linked to more. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease are harmful pathogenic bacteria that can play havoc on other parts of your body as well. Periodontal disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, male impotence, pancreatic cancer, dementia, and more. The bacterium associated with periodontal disease can cause chronic inflammation. Periodontal disease has been linked to psoriasis, another chronic inflammatory disease.                                  

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HIV And Perio FAQs

HIV1More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. have HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus that only affects humans by weakening their immune system and destroying important disease-fighting cells. People with HIV and AIDS are predisposed to periodontal disease because their bodies do not have the resources to fight off infection. That’s bad enough, but what if periodontal disease was contributing to the HIV infection? Periodontal disease has been linked to several other chronic systemic diseases, and now it has also been linked to HIV. Read on as we share facts about HIV and periodontal disease.

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Is Periodontal Disease Linked to Pancreatic Cancer?

pancreaticPeriodontal disease has recently been linked to several other illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, lung infections, dementia, HIV, and impotence in men. The link between oral health and systemic health is continuously being proven again and again. That means if you are suffering from periodontal disease you are at risk that it will aggravate, exacerbate, rebirth, or cause other illnesses throughout your body. Periodontal disease is most often due to poor oral hygiene and it doesn’t take much to maintain good dental health. You may want to tend to that rather soon because periodontal disease has also been linked to pancreatic cancer.

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What is Perio Protect?

perio1Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a serious condition that not only poses a threat to your dental health and the health of your teeth, but also threatens your overall health. Over 65 million adult Americans present with symptoms of periodontal disease which can put them at risk for other systemic diseases, and periodontal disease is on the rise worldwide. As with many medical conditions the earlier gum disease is diagnosed the easier it is to treat. The earliest stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis which can be treated and reversed. Gingivitis is the inflammation of your gingival tissue. Left untreated it can lead to periodontitis, the severe stage of periodontal disease.  What is Perio Protect? Perio Protect is a specialized system developed to improve the health and appearance of your gums.

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