Category: Gum Disease

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 »

Periodontal Care At Your Doorstep

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Your smile requires a consistent routine of care, and the unfortunate truth of the matter is that most require more effort than many patients are willing to put in. Indeed, nearly everything negatively influences your smile’s health, from the foods and beverages one consumes to the level of preventive care practices and everything else in-between…. 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 »

Ways You Can Avoid Periodontal Disease

With today’s advanced technology, a number of cosmetic concerns be easily addressed with the use of whitening, bonding and contouring, and porcelain veneers. The same can be said about other types of concerns, but the number one way to prevent decay and infection from threatening your teeth is to stay on top of a regular… Read more »

When You’re Most At-Risk for Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed oral health issues, and for people who allow it to become severe, it’s also one of the biggest risks for tooth loss. However, not having gum disease doesn’t mean you won’t lose a tooth, and having it doesn’t necessarily mean you will. At our Overland Park,… Read more »