Gum Disease

5 Signs It’s Time to Give Up on a Tooth

In general, we want to preserve your natural teeth as long as we can. However, there comes a point when it’s time to admit that the best course of action is removing the tooth and replacing it, hopefully with a dental implant.  But how do you know when you’ve reached that point? [...]

Bad Teeth, Bad Heart? How Your Dental Hygiene Can Affect Your Heart

Brushing and flossing your teeth daily isn’t just something your parents tell you to get you to bed. Daily dental care helps you keep your teeth for as long as possible, but that isn’t the only benefit. Your heart can benefit from keeping your teeth in tip-top condition.Why Can Your Heart Be Affected by Your [...]

Tentative Link Between Alzheimers’s and Gum Disease

The health of your gums affects more than just your mouth. Periodontal disease has been linked to other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and even an increased risk of pneumonia. In 2013, scientists at the University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine and Dentistry (UCLan) and several other universities and dental colleges [...]