Nutrition and your Oral Health

Nutrition plays an important role in overall wellness, including oral health. Eating well and maintaining a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of developing problems in your mouth, including periodontal disease. Lactic Acid and Calcium: Most people know that dairy products can help build strong bones. This, along with an active lifestyle that includes routine exercises, can…

Your Gums and Your Smile

When someone sees you, your smile is the first thing that they notice. Smiling can demonstrate a person’s happiness, confidence, attractiveness, sociability, and sincerity. However, the effects of gum disease or other oral tissue disorders can not only be dangerous to your health and well-being, but also have the potential to ruin your smile. Luckily, periodontists (peri=around, dont=teeth)…

About Periodontitis

Periodontitis is common but fairly preventable. The cause is usually poor oral hygiene. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. It’s a risk factor for heart and lung diseases. Symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums. Treatment includes professionally cleaning the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to surrounding bone. Advanced cases may require surgery. Teeth-4-Life Periodontal disease…

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease affects the structures in the mouth that support the teeth – gums and bone. This is a chronic (persists over time) disease that often has no symptoms, especially in its early stages. Don’t be fooled. Unless it is properly treated, the disease will worsen and the damage leads to tooth loss. The disease starts when tartar…