Gum Health

Gum Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

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Gum disease, commonly known as periodontal disease, is a prevalent condition affecting the gums and the structures supporting the teeth. Without timely treatment, it can lead to serious damage to your oral health.

What Are the Signs of Gum Disease?

The journey of gum disease starts with the accumulation of plaque at the gum line. This biofilm can cause irritation and swelling of the gums. Symptoms often include persistent bad breath, bleeding gums during oral care routines, and receding gum lines….

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Four Ways to Prevent Gingivitis

Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is a common condition that causes irritation, redness, and swelling of the gums around the base of your teeth. On the surface, gingivitis may not seem like a huge problem, but it can develop into a more severe case of periodontitis if left untreated. The good news is that gingivitis can be avoided by following a few simple tips.

1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Proper oral hygiene is your number one…

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What’s the Difference Between a Regular Cleaning & a Deep Cleaning?

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Every six months, you visit us for your routine cleaning and exam. Have you or a family member been told that you need a deep cleaning? If so, you’re probably wondering what the difference is and why it has been recommended that you get a deep cleaning.

What Happens at a Routine Dental Visit?

When you visit Dental Wellness Phoenixville every six months for your routine dental cleaning, you spend about an hour in our…

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High Blood Pressure & Oral Health

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You may not think there’s a direct link between having high blood pressure and the state of your oral health, but the two are incredibly interconnected. If you suffer from high blood pressure, there are considerations you need to make when it comes to taking care of your oral health. We’ll review the influence your oral health has on your heart health, and how you can ensure that you’re taking care of both of them properly.

What Is High…

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Why Do My Gums Bleed?

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If you have bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth, it might be cause for concern. If it just happens occasionally, you make chalk it up to damage to your sensitive gum tissue from brushing too hard. Although this is possible, sometimes your bleeding gums are a sign of an infection or a medical condition.

Gingivitis or Gum Disease

The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Even in this phase you may have trouble with bleeding gums….

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How to Make Your Gums Healthier

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Dr. David not only focuses on the health of your teeth; he keeps a careful eye on the health of your entire mouth from teeth to tongue to gums. In fact, your gum health can have far-reaching repercussions. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, and has links to heart disease and other serious health conditions, like pneumonia. To achieve healthier gums and a healthier smile, follow the following tips:

  1. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
  2. Healthy…

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