Category: Gum Disease

Smile-Related Reasons to Quit Smoking

You know, of course, that it’s a good idea to quit smoking any type of tobacco product because it’s not good for you. However, what you may not know quite as much about is the fact that in addition to causing other dangerous, unpleasant, and even life-threatening problems, tobacco can result in equally risky smile-related… Read more »

What Swelling Might Be Telling You

While the tissues in your smile cannot actually talk to you, sometimes the changes that affect them are speaking loud and clear! It’s just a matter of being able to decode the details. Today, our Overland Park, KS team talks about what the swelling in your mouth may be telling you. In short, it’s always… Read more »

Dental Hygiene: If It Hurts, Come See Us

There are times when you’ll experience some sort of smile pain that won’t surprise you. Your tooth that has a cavity in it and it may feel uncomfortable. You may bite your tongue and expect it to hurt! Gingivitis may make your gums sore. However, there are some oral health related things that should never… Read more »

What Your Gums Are Trying To Tell You!

While it’s true (and somewhat unfortunate) that your gum tissue cannot speak to you, sometimes it can “tell” you things when you pay close attention. When you begin noticing any sort of change, whether inflammation or other sudden transformations occur, it’s something that you should certainly consider. Usually, new symptoms mean some gum health problem… Read more »

You Think It’s Sensitivity, But You Should…

When your tooth’s nerves suddenly feel they’ve been attacked and you feel a quick jolt or intense burst of discomfort, you’re dealing with dental sensitivity. In some cases, you’re someone who may need to be more careful with extremes in temperature and who could certainly benefit from desensitizing toothpaste and that’s about it. However, it’s… Read more »

Sneaky Things You Should Know About Gingivitis

There are some very obvious things that you may already know about gingivitis. You know it’s not something you want to deal with, you know that it is often associated with symptoms like red and puffy gums, and you know that it is likely if you aren’t taking excellent care of your smile. However, there… Read more »

Stop Periodontal Problems Before Your Condition Worsens

When a person fails to take care of a periodontal problem in time, their condition will grow worse. Unfortunately, advanced gum disease can serve as a difficult threat to your oral health. One problem this condition causes is a heightened chance of tooth loss – complications from gum disease lead all other causes for adult… Read more »

Do You Need To Worry About Your Periodontal Health?

If you want to avoid cavities, your obvious goal should be to take care of your teeth by keeping them clean, and limiting your sugar intake. When you think about preventive dental care, your goal should be to keep your smile safe, and to protect your gums. Whenever you brush and floss, you can make… Read more »

Solving Periodontal Problems With A Scaling And Root Planing

By taking action against a periodontal infection, you can protect yourself from potentially serious oral health concerns. When it is allowed to progress to an advanced stage, gum disease can damage the tissues supporting your teeth, and potentially cause you to lose them. There are also signs that gum disease can impact your risk for… Read more »

Stay Alert For Signs Of Gum Disease

Your daily care habits should include dedicated time for brushing and flossing your teeth. During these practices, you should also take a moment to look your smile over for signs of trouble. There are several visible symptoms you can find that are associated with gum disease. If the tissue seems red, or appears swollen, you… Read more »