Category: Gum Disease

Caring For Your Gums Is Caring For Your Health

At Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, we want all our patients to have a healthy smile. A healthy oral hygiene routine can prevent many health problems down the line. Today, we’re here to talk about one of these problems: gum disease. Also known as periodontitis, periodontal disease, or gingivitis, these phrases are all… Read more »

Is Your Bad Breath A Warning?

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Bad breath – we’ve all been there, right? But did you know that your unpleasant breath could be trying to tell you something about your oral health? In today’s blog, your team of dental experts at Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, discusses three major sources of bad breath and why it’s important to address them… Read more »

Ways To Fight Your Gum Infection

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Are you paying enough attention to the health of your gums? While we know that you take the time to fully brush and floss your teeth on a regular schedule, you may still start to experience the infection and inflammation of your gums. This condition, known as gum disease, is highly common within the United… Read more »

Treating Periodontal Disease

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Issues with gum infection and inflammation are incredibly common, but still bring a sharp stigma. In order to avoid seeking care, many people will change the way they speak or eat simply in order to hide their smile. But over 40% of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease, or… Read more »

Help Your Gums, Protect Your Health

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Our periodontal, or gum, tissue is incredibly important as a defense for our immune system. Without robust protection, the mouth is very susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections. After all, it is the largest opening into the body we have, and we are constantly exposing it to the outside world through eating, talking, and even… Read more »

We Can Renew Your Gumline!

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Have you noticed inflammation of your gums? Have they started to recede, or pull back from the tooth? If so, you might be in need of a graft. This procedure is simple and non-invasive, despite its somewhat grizzly appearance. While the gum tissue does not readily regrow in areas with infection, it grows into existing… Read more »

Understanding The Importance Of Flossing

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It goes without saying that loving your smile is important. After all, your grin is one of the first physical attributes a person notices about you, and a bright and youthful appearance can communicate anything from your level of confidence to your overall happiness. Though how your teeth appear is important, it is also imperative… Read more »

Have Your Smile Checked For Gingivitis

When you have your smile evaluated by your dentist, you should learn about more than just whether or not you have issues with cavities. Gum disease is something that can seriously impact your smile as well as your general health over time. When you let it go untreated, it can become harder to manage, and… Read more »

Dangers of Periodontal Disease

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While cosmetic procedures such as bonding and contouring or porcelain veneers can address a variety of surface-level teeth problems, these treatments do not matter if you experience infected gums. Indeed, a blemish can be covered up, but structural security cannot be guaranteed if infection threatens the tissues that house your structures. In today’s blog, your… Read more »

Benefits Of An Excellent Preventive Routine

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While restorative dental procedures make maintaining a lifelong smile much more feasible today, preventive dentistry is still the name of the game when it comes to prioritizing your oral health. Indeed, a well-rounded preventive care routine oversees a number of areas to ensure that your smile remains healthy, strong, and protected on multiple fronts. Though… Read more »