Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

2 Changes You Can Make To Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss. That is because it is an incredibly common condition that often goes unchecked to the point of severity. Despite being a common condition, gum disease is actually preventable. Vigilant oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings can help keep gum disease at… Read more »

Gum Disease And The Point Of No Return

There are two conditions that can happen in your smile that can are highly preventable: tooth decay and gum disease. When it comes to both of them, they can progress to the point where there is no way to reverse the damage. If tooth decay erodes away your tooth enamel, it cannot grow back. Once… Read more »

Gum Disease: Can It Be Prevented?

Getting older used to be synonymous with losing your teeth. Think about the ubiquitous stereotype of the elderly person with a toothless grin or a set of dentures soaking in a glass of water next to the bed. Thanks to a contemporary understanding of the causes and prevention of oral diseases, not only do we… Read more »

Dentists Suggest Herbs and Spices for Dental and Overall Health

 Many people rely on spices to add flavor to meals without additional fat and sodium. There are more benefits to spices than just adding a kick. Herbs and spices, either fresh or dry, have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Certain spices have even been shown to help with the inflammation and recession… Read more »

What are the Dangers of Resorbed Roots?

Resorb means to absorb something again. In terms of dental health, resorption of roots means that the body begins a process which is quite dangerous to your dental health. Root absorption (or resorption) refers to changes which occur with respect to your dental roots, not exclusive to decay or fracture (though unhealthy teeth can cause… Read more »

Gum Disease: More Dangerous than you Think?

Gum disease is very prevalent in the United States. For a while, it was believed that the biggest concern regarding periodontal infections was losing a permanent tooth. This is still a valid concern that might reach fruition without good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. However, there are more reasons than tooth loss to worry… Read more »

How Much do you Know about Dental Cleanings?

If you are in the groove with six month dental cleanings, you probably already have your next one on your calendar. If you are off schedule for some reason, don’t fret. It’s never too late to get back on track. Still, Sheridan dentist, Dr. Donald Coon, would like you to make note of the importance… Read more »

American Heart Association Questions Gum and Heart Disease Link

Periodontal disease as a potential precursor or link to heart disease has been a topic of study for about 100 years. Most general physicians and dentists have validated an oral-systemic connection. This essentially means that germs can travel into your body through your mouth, causing more serious health conditions than just cavities or gum disease…. Read more »

Sheridan Dentist Goes Deeper with Dental Cleanings

Most people are great about their daily hygiene. You are likely to take a daily shower or bath, wash your face before bed, brush or comb your hair. Many people don’t brush and floss the recommended twice-a-day, but their dental hygiene is still certainly a part of daily life. Regular dental cleanings are an essential… Read more »

Sheridan Dentist on Being Proactive in Fighting Oral HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common disease that you may have heard of. If you have been diagnosed with HPV, you are among at least 20 million other Americans. Every year, another 6 million new cases are discovered. Women are generally tested for the HPV virus during their annual well-woman exams/pap smears. Unfortunately, the… Read more »