Tag Archives: gum disease

On The Way to Healthy Gums

September is National Gum Care Month When you think about your oral health, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe a perfectly straight, pearly white, and cavity-free smile? But what about your gums? A rather shocking 64 million adults (47%) in the U.S have gum disease, and don’t even know since it’s […]

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6 Signs that Gum Disease is Affecting Your Health!

What is your mouth telling you? Women’s health and the warning signs for gum disease. You brush. You floss. You’re practically the poster child for perfect dental hygiene. But you could still end up with gum disease—and that’s not good. Also known as periodontal disease, it’s basically a bacterial infection beneath the gum line that can affect […]

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Importance of Dental Health During Pregnancy

Oral health is known to be a significant contributor to general health. Periodontal (gum) disease has been previously shown to affect other systems in the human body. Pregnancy brings about a greater importance on ensuring good oral health, as the individual is caring for the general health of multiple people. Mothers must take care to […]

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How To Conquer Bad Breath Once And For All

Bad breath is an unpleasant smell from the mouth that can often negatively affect one’s self esteem when speaking to others. Bad breath is typically caused by several factors:     Improper Oral Hygiene: Plaque buildup around the teeth leads to bacterial growth, thus producing an unpleasant smell. If not cleaned properly, plaque can cause […]

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Ask A Dentist – What is Periodontal Disease?

This week,  someone asked our dentist:  “I was told that I couldn’t have a regular cleaning because I have periodontal disease. What is that? And what kind of cleaning can I have?”  Dr. Mallory, a Smile Generation-approved dentist, based in Arizona replied: Periodontal Disease is a bacterial infection in the gums,which causes inflammation and loss […]

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