The Facts About Gum Disease

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You probably know that brushing and flossing are important if you’re hoping to keep your smile healthy and strong. Similarly, you may know that you should schedule an appointment with our team once every six months. However, did you know that doing these things may not always be enough to help you avoid gum disease?… Read more »

Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?

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An abscessed tooth, also known as a periapical abscess, is a pocket of pus (a thick, yellowish fluid) in a tooth caused by an infection. This can develop when the nerve of the tooth is dying or dead. It happens on the tip of the tooth’s root and spreads out. If the pus is not… Read more »

Do You Have Receding Gums?

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Do you have red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums? Or have a bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away, along with bad breath? These are indications of gum disease, especially if you can actually see your gums receding from the teeth. What are receding gums? This is when the gum tissue surrounding teeth pulls… Read more »

Causes of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is caused by improper oral hygiene. When plaque and bacteria linger in your mouth to long, it inflames the gums and causes an infection. Gum disease is not always painful but it’s still a serious condition. In fact, many people are unaware they have gum disease until the symptoms become extremely severe. If… Read more »