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How To Know If You Have Periodontitis And What To Do About It

How To Know If You Have Periodontitis And What To Do About It

Periodontitis isn’t as easy to get rid of as gingivitis. Ideally, you’ll want to avoid it all together. But how do you know if you have it?

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

 

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

Oral health is both an indicator and an influencer of overall well-being, so you should always pay attention to new or worsening problems.

Written By Anica Oaks / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

What You Should Know About Periodontal Disease Before It’s Too Late

What You Should Know About Periodontal Disease Before It’s Too Late

With the ignorance of adverse effects of periodontal disease, people tend to treat it as a common infection. Hence, there are some things that you should be aware of to prevent it.

 

 

Written By Sophie Zoria / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Gum Disease: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Gum Disease: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

You can understand how to protect yourself from gum disease.

Written By Sophie Zoria / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How To Avoid Swollen Gums And What to Do When You Get Them

How To Avoid Swollen Gums And What to Do When You Get Them

Swollen gums can be very sensitive and painful. If your gums are swollen, even simply brushing your teeth can cause them to bleed. It’s important that you have your dentist check them out.

Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How To Treat And Prevent Gum Infections?

How To Treat And Prevent Gum Infections?

Prevention is the best way to avoid gum infections. Periodontitis can be stopped and controlled if diagnosed early.

Written By Aims Dentistry / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Sore Gums – What They Mean And What You Can Do

Sore Gums – What They Mean And What You Can Do

Some gum pains may be a small inconvenience while others may mean something more serious, so it is important to acknowledge which of those your pain is contributed to.

Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

 

8 Easy Ways To Prevent Gum Disease

There are many symptoms to look for that may indicate gum disease issues, including inflamed and bright red gums, constant bad breath, gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, swollen or puffy gums, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Periodontitis And Lifestyle Changes

Periodontitis And Lifestyle Changes

Periodontitis can almost always be cured. Dedicated preventive routines, along with supplementation and necessary lifestyle changes, can allow your body to rid itself of the infection. Depending on how advanced the condition is you may need professional treatment ranging from maintenance visits to surgical therapies. In extremely advanced stages of the disease it may be impossible, requiring extraction of the teeth to rid the body of the chronic infection.

How To Prevent Periodontitis

How To Prevent Periodontitis

Did you know that preventing periodontitis is the primary concern of your dental hygienist? There is a reason that she is always nagging her patients to brush and floss each day. Periodontitis begins as gingivitis, and if the symptoms arent addressed early on they can easily result in damaging consequences. In order to prevent periodontitis you must have exceptional oral hygiene, and reassess what you are already doing to ensure youre doing it the right way. Here we will review everything your hygienist wants you to know about preventing the invasive dental disease known as periodontitis.

Periodontitis Stages And Types

Periodontitis Stages And Types

Generalized periodontitis affects several areas throughout the mouth. It may be a more mild form or can be generalized aggressive periodontitis.

Periodontitis Causes, Signs And Symptoms

Periodontitis Causes, Signs And Symptoms

What causes periodontitis? Periodontitis is a natural immune response to bacteria along and underneath the gum lines around the teeth. When plaque biofilm is not removed effectively, antibodies from the immune system seek the bacteria out in order to destroy it. When initial symptoms of gingivitis are left untreated, the condition worsens into periodontitis. Simple swelling becomes an area of more advanced infection, causing the destruction of gum and bone attachment around the teeth.
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