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Gum Disease   •   February 13, 2020

5 Common Signs of Gingivitis

What is gingivitis in the first place? Gingivitis is a form of gum disease. The most common symptom of gingivitis is inflamed gums. And in case you’re wondering why someone may have gingivitis, the primary reason is poor oral hygiene. Bacterial contamination across the gums is the start of gingivitis, following which, bacteria find their […]

Gum Disease   •   August 12, 2019

What is Gingivitis and What to Do to Prevent It

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Is it sore or outright painful when you eat? Do you have bad breath that mouthwash doesn’t cover up? Are your gums red or purple and swollen? Do they feel squishy, like a gummy bear? Do your gums look like they are receding? It’s very possible […]

Diabetes, Gum Disease   •   February 7, 2019

High-Risk Dental Factors from Diabetes: Part 1 – What You Should Know   

If you have diabetes, you’re most probably aware of the problems to your body this disease can cause. But, were you aware high blood sugar, due to diabetes, also affects your teeth and gums?   The fact is, high blood sugar can increase your risk of:   Cavities: It’s a known fact that sugar contributes […]

Dental Health During Pregnancy: Part 2 – How Dental Disease Affects Your Baby When You’re Pregnant

An earlier blog revealed how gum disease in pregnant women and hormone levels can increase the likelihood of inflamed or bleeding gums. Further, a connection between low birth weight or premature birth and gum disease has been found through research. Premature babies have a higher risk of poor health conditions. These can include bad eyesight […]