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The Link Between Heart Health and Gum Disease

Recently, researchers have sharpened their focus on investigating the link between gum disease and cardiovascular health. While not everyone with gum diseases will develop heart problems, the two health conditions share a number of shared risk factors, including an unhealthy diet and smoking. Moreover, there is growing suspicion that gum disease can be an independent […]

Written by prositesdentalMay 18 • 2 minute read

How Do I Know if My Gums Are Healthy?

When you think about your oral health, it can be easy to focus on your teeth. However, your gums are also an integral part of not only your oral health, but also your overall well-being. Studies have shown correlations between unhealthy gums and a number of general health concerns, including a heightened risk of diabetes […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 16 • 2 minute read

Gum Recession: Causes, Signs, and Treatment

Gums can recede or wear away gradually, exposing the pink tissue covering the tooth roots. Gum recession can become a health concern when your tooth roots become exposed, leaving your teeth at risk of decay, infection, or loss. Fortunately, early detection and treatment for gum recession can help stop and reverse the condition. But if […]

Written by prositesdentalDec 29 • 2 minute read

Why Is Periodontal Charting Important?

Periodontal charting is an integral part of your dental health care. It helps to track the progression and treatment of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. While this type of infection is common, many people don’t realize that periodontal charting can play an essential role in preventing it. Periodontal charting monitors your gum health by measuring […]

Written by prositesdentalSep 15 • 3 minute read

Foods to Eat if You Have Gum Disease

Did you know that eating certain foods can help resolve the damage done by gum disease? Here are some great choices to include in your gum-disease-tackling diet!

Written by prositesdentalJun 16 • 2 minute read

The Keys to Optimal Gum Health

Are you worried about gum health? Check out these tips for preventing and treating gum disease!

Written by prositesdentalMar 18 • 3 minute read

What’s the Purpose of Periodontal Charting?

Have you ever wondered why your dentist calls out numbers to the assistant while checking your teeth? This is periodontal charting, also called probing or periodontal screening, and it is a critical part of your annual dental exam. What is Periodontal Charting? Periodontal charting is the process of measuring pockets – the space between a […]

Written by prositesdentalDec 10 • 3 minute read

Should You See a Periodontist Before Getting Braces?

Most people assume dental braces only serve a cosmetic purpose. Other than aligning your teeth, they have several practical benefits. They make it easier to chew food, improve speech patterns, and reduce grinding or chipping. Also, straighter teeth allow you to brush and floss better because you can reach all the areas where food can […]

Written by prositesdentalOct 23 • 3 minute read

How Lasers Assist in Periodontal Care

Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile, but many Americans experience symptoms of gum disease at some point in their lives. Traditional methods of treating gum disease can be intimidating, and not many people look forward to visiting a dentist for cleanings. With Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (or LANAP), harmful bacteria are removed […]

Written by prositesdentalJun 19 • 2 minute read

How Periodontal Disease Affects the Body

Gum disease can have far-reaching effects on your oral health and appearance. However, many individuals develop the condition without knowing it and the initial warning signs such as gum-tissue inflammation and occasional bleeding are ignored. Even if you have these symptoms, don’t give up! When caught early, gum disease can be prevented, and the damage […]

Written by prositesdentalMar 5 • 2 minute read

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