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3 Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

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Gum disease can be a tricky condition to diagnose on your own, primarily because there isn't much pain, or very many symptoms to alert you at first. However, did you know that over half of American adults suffer from gum disease in some form?

Since gum disease is so prevalent, your Ellicott City dentist wants to warn you of some signs to be aware of to help you catch it as early as possible. 

#1: Gums That Appear Red and Swollen

Healthy gums are pink in color and respond well to brushing and flossing. If your gums look red, irritated, or swollen around your teeth, you may be suffering from gingivitis, which ...

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Long-Term Dangers of Periodontal Disease

Sensitivity From Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a serious infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. And the best way to prevent periodontal disease is through good oral hygiene, which includes brushing and flossing at least twice per day and visiting your dentist regularly. 

The symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen or sore gums, bleeding gums, and painful chewing. 

If you have any of these symptoms, don’t wait to make an appointment with your dentist. Untreated periodontal disease has potentially serious side effects, including tooth loss. Some studies have even suggested a direct link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis, heart attack, and stroke. 

Types of Periodontal Disease

Chronic periodontal disease is caused by plaque buildup, which leads ...

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Flossgate: Do You REALLY Have to Floss?

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As a registered dental hygienist, I have received many questions from excited patients about recent media reports that claim daily flossing is unnecessary. These articles claim that flossing may be “overrated” (thank you, New York Times). I have had so much interest in these reports lately that I have decided to write this blog post to address it once and for all! Before you toss your floss, please consider these important facts that the media left out!

The articles were inspired by a statement released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the benefits of flossing have not been properly researched. This does not mean ...

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