The Fundamentals of Gum Disease

Have you ever heard of periodontal disease? You may know it by the name gum disease. Although gum disease is common, it can lead to tooth loss if not treated properly. For a list of guidelines for gum disease, consider the following: - Oftentimes, gum disease results from dry mouth caused by certain medications. - Gum disease can cause bad... read more »

Mouthwash: Are You Using It?

Did you know that using mouthwash in addition to brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing regularly can help your teeth resist cavities, plaque, gingivitis, tooth decay, xerostomia - a fancy word that means a lack of saliva - AND prevents bad breath? It does. If you're not using mouthwash, you should be! Why do you need to use mouthwash... read more »

Dental Health And Diabetes

Did you know that 1 in 5 cases of complete tooth loss have been linked to diabetes? Did you know that not only can diabetes increase your risk of gum disease, but that gum disease can make it difficult to control blood sugar levels? If diabetes isn’t properly cared for, it can wreak havoc on your general and dental health.... read more »