Category: Gum Disease

Gum Disease Is More Common Than You Think

October 8, 2018

According to the American Dental Association, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, making this issue much bigger than simple sore gums. However, learning to spot the early signs and symptoms of gum disease allows you to treat it early when its effects are more easily reversible. Find out more about gum […]

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Gum Disease and Our Health

February 10, 2016

Research says that people with periodontal disease (gum disease) are at higher risk for developing heart disease, stroke, uncontrolled diabetes, pre-term births and respiratory disease. This emphasizes the need for proper brushing, flossing and regular checkups with your dentist.

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More Holiday Humor

December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas from all of us at Park Crossing Dentistry!

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What is Gum Disease?

December 16, 2014

Gum diseases (also known as periodontal diseases) are a group of diseases that affect the tissues that support and anchor the teeth. Left untreated, gum disease results in the destruction of the gums, alveolar bone (the part of the jaw where the teeth arise), and the outer layer of the tooth root.  Most people do not […]

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Gum Disease

December 11, 2013

I was told I have Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease). I do not feel a thing so how can this be?  Periodontal disease is painless and can cause tooth loss if not treated. It begins when bacteria forms under the gum tissue from improper brushing and flossing.  Your hygienist and dentist examine your gum tissue at regular […]

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Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

May 15, 2013

Your mouth can be affected by the hormonal changes you will experience during pregnancy. For example, some women develop a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis,” an inflammation of the gums that can cause swelling and tenderness. Your gums also may bleed a little when you brush or floss. Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to more […]

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Periodontal Disease

June 12, 2012

Periodontal disease takes years to develop and is “silent” in how it progresses.  Brushing and flossing twice a day helps.  Also, eating the right foods helps.  Gum disease or periodontal disease rarely cause symptoms like pain or puffy tissue.  When in the early stages, the patient usually does not know they have this serious infection.  If […]

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