Category Archives: Gingivitis

What Is Periodontal Disease?

“Periodontal disease” can refer to a range of dysfunctions and diseases associated with gum tissues (more commonly known as gum disease) and with the bones surrounding and supporting the teeth. Infection, inflammation, and oxidative stress resulting from an overabundance of … Continue reading

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What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding Gums: Why Worry? Bleeding gums can be a health concern with repercussions that extend far beyond your mouth. There are numerous causes for bleeding gums, and various strategies for dealing with the causes. Topical antioxidants in oral care products … Continue reading

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Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Use

The dangerous health effects of tobacco have been documented and studied in American medicine since at least the mid-twentieth century. Smoking and other forms of tobacco use can have a range of serious consequences in the mouth alone. The Health … Continue reading

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Oral Health and Overall Health Conditions

Oral Health and Overall Health Conditions Did you know oral health and overall health are closely intertwined? Bacteria that infect the mouth and the gums can also affect other systems throughout the body, and can even have a negative impact … Continue reading

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Do I Have Gingivitis?

“Do I have gingivitis?” Between dental scare tactics and the advertising push surrounding popular dental projects, this question has no doubt crossed your mind more than once. Here’s how to tell: Red or inflamed gums: If the gums are visibly … Continue reading

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