The Highlights of Gum Disease

woman with worried lookGum disease, or periodontal disease, affects over 70% of adults over the age of 65 in the United States, and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. However, its widespread destruction isn’t due to difficulty in treating the condition. On the contrary, gum disease is highly preventable with proper oral care and maintenance. It can also be effectively controlled even if allowed to develop. Gum disease develops in the midst of poor oral hygiene, and is typically allowed to progress because patients often neglect to seek treatment in time. Continue reading “The Highlights of Gum Disease”

Know Your Gum Disease

girl with question markHow much do you know about gum disease? You may recognize that it’s one of the most common forms of dental disease today, but did you know that gum disease in its advanced stages is a serious threat to your oral and overall health? There are many facets to the development and consequences of gum disease, and understanding the affliction is vital to successfully preventing the destruction it can cause. Continue reading “Know Your Gum Disease”