Gingivitis vs. Gum Disease: What’s the Difference?
Our gums play an important role in our oral health. They are the soft tissues that help to hold our teeth in place. But sometimes, they can become inflamed and infected, leading to more serious problems. Gingivitis and gum disease are usually thought of as the same thing, but they are actually two different conditions. […]
Is Gum Disease Reversible?
Can gum disease be reversed? It depends on at what point you diagnose and start treating it. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Fortunately, gingivitis is completely reversible. Symptoms tend to include minor irritation, redness, or swelling along the outermost edges of your gum tissues (gingiva.) You might even see a little bleeding […]
Gum Disease And The Impact on Respiratory Health
When you inhale pollution or the smoke of tobacco products, it damages your lungs. But what about if you inhale bacteria…from your mouth? Over time, scientists have determined that having active periodontal (gum) disease raises a person’s risk of respiratory disease. Everything from pneumonia to COVID-19 infections can be more severe if you have co-existing […]
4 Ways To Prevent Gum Recession
Our Marietta, Georgia dentist sees a lot of patients with gum recession. Loss of gum tissue causes severe sensitivity due to tooth root exposure. Gum recession can occur over the years with past gum disease and trauma, but it can usually be prevented. To help you maintain an adequate amount of gum tissue around your […]
Yes. You Can Stop Flossing
If you’re one of the 9 out of 10 people who dislike flossing, you’re in luck. There’s a way to clean between your teeth (where brushing doesn’t reach) without that skinny strand of floss. It’s called a water flosser. Research shows that using a water flosser may actually clean your teeth and gums better than […]
Diabetes and Your Oral Health: The Overlooked Connection
Do you have diabetes? You may do your very best to live as normal a life as possible. Even so, you never forget that your condition affects so many aspects of your everyday routine. But with all you have to worry about, you might easily overlook the way diabetes can affect your mouth. Here are […]
Does Flossing Really Make a Difference?
Whether you find flossing time-consuming or painful, you probably think of any excuse possible to skip the chore. After all, flossing can’t make as big of a difference as your Marietta dentist says it does. Or can it? The Flossing Debate Flossing is only one of several elements necessary for oral health. Tooth brushing, rinsing, […]
What Does It Mean When Adult Teeth Feel Loose?
Kids can pull some pretty bizarre tricks with their baby teeth when they start to loosen. But adult teeth are supposed to stay with you for life. So what does it mean if you sense that some of your permanent teeth are getting a bit wiggly? What’s Normal Wiggling? Your teeth should naturally “give” a […]
Your Gum Health – More Important Than You Knew!
Are you looking for cosmetic dental treatment in Marietta, GA? To get that perfect smile, you may want to start by paying attention to your pink gums before your pearly-white teeth. Your gums are far more than just skin around your tooth enamel. Your gums play a crucial role in both your oral and overall […]
Can Diabetes Affect Oral Health?
People living with diabetes know many of the ways that the disease can affect their bodies, but oral health is not commonly one of them. Multi-year studies, research and experience show that diabetes can have a severe impact on the mouth, teeth, and gums. Diabetics are at greater risk for infections of the mouth, notably […]