What Is Gum Disease?

  • By lemaster
  • 30 Nov, 2017

Gum disease, also known as Periodontal Disease, is a relatively painless infection of the tissues in your mouth that surround your teeth. This is considered to be one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

Factors That Can Increase Your Risk Of Gum Disease Are:

•   Poor Oral Hygiene
•   Genetics
•   Diabetes
•   Certain Medications
•   Smoking
•   Teeth That Are Hard To Keep Clean

 First Sign of Gum Disease: Gingivitis

The first sign of gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when plaque and tartar have remained on the teeth for a couple of days and irritate the gingiva . If your gums are red, swollen and bleed easily those are signs of gingivitis. This can be reversed through visiting your dentist office for a dental cleaning and daily brushing and flossing.

Advanced Stage of Gum Disease: Periodontitis

Chronic periodntitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30. This is caused by inflammation that can lead to pocket development between the gums and teeth the longer that plaque and tartar remain on the teeth. Signs of this can be swollen & tender gums, gums that recede from the teeth, loose teeth and if tooth alignment has changed. It is a good time to see the dentist if your gums are puffy, bleed easily and are dusky red.

If you are suffering from gum disease call  one of our dentists today for an appointment!
By lemaster 30 Nov, 2017

We at Anderson General Dentistry offer routine preventative and oral hygiene services for all ages. The most important step in preventative care is detection at an early stage. This can help you avoid costly and painful tooth problems.

Our office provides preventative care for the entire family. We are committed to giving you and your family the best care with everything you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

It is important to have your teeth checked on a regular basis. Please call us to set up an appointment.

By lemaster 30 Nov, 2017

Gum disease, also known as Periodontal Disease, is a relatively painless infection of the tissues in your mouth that surround your teeth. This is considered to be one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

Factors That Can Increase Your Risk Of Gum Disease Are:

•   Poor Oral Hygiene
•   Genetics
•   Diabetes
•   Certain Medications
•   Smoking
•   Teeth That Are Hard To Keep Clean

 First Sign of Gum Disease: Gingivitis

The first sign of gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when plaque and tartar have remained on the teeth for a couple of days and irritate the gingiva . If your gums are red, swollen and bleed easily those are signs of gingivitis. This can be reversed through visiting your dentist office for a dental cleaning and daily brushing and flossing.

Advanced Stage of Gum Disease: Periodontitis

Chronic periodntitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30. This is caused by inflammation that can lead to pocket development between the gums and teeth the longer that plaque and tartar remain on the teeth. Signs of this can be swollen & tender gums, gums that recede from the teeth, loose teeth and if tooth alignment has changed. It is a good time to see the dentist if your gums are puffy, bleed easily and are dusky red.

If you are suffering from gum disease call  one of our dentists today for an appointment!
By lemaster 30 Nov, 2017

There are many beneficial reasons to have your yearly dental cleanings.

1. Maintain Overall Health : According to the CDC , dental disease affects more than one in five people in the US. This is due to untreated dental caries or tooth decay. Having yearly dental checkups can help prevent the start of dental disease.

2. Helps Prevent Bad Breath :
Poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, food stuck in teeth, unclean dentures, oral cancers and throat infections are a few of the factors that can lead to awful breath.

3. Brighter, Whiter Smile :
When you do your yearly cleaning the dental hygienist will remove stains, plague and tartar buildup. After the hygienist has removed all the plaque and tartar they will polish your teeth leaving them brighter and whiter!  

4. Save Money :
Dental plans offered in your work benefits will help you save money by having little or no payments. Using your dental plan will keep your teeth clean and healthy and save you from potentially costly dental problems in the future.

Make your dental appointment with one of our dentists today !
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