Smile Takeovers: Gingivitis Prevention and Treatments

Have you ever heard of gingivitis before? Gingivitis is a condition that typically arises as gum disease progresses within your mouth. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a highly progressive oral health condition in which your gum tissues are infected. Infections can spread and tooth loss can occur. To help prevent the rise of gingivitis, look for... read more »

What is Causing Your Chronic Bad Breath?

Do you know what is causing your chronic bad breath? Do you know that you can reverse your bad breath with professional dental care? When it comes to your bad breath, there could be many reasons behind it. To help you understands why your bad breath lingers, our dentists, Dr. John Poulos and Dr. Jaime Poulos with Northport Prosthodontics in... read more »

Are You Flossing Every Day? If So, Your Smile Will Thank You!

Daily brushing and flossing are key to a healthy, vibrant smile. Specifically, the American Dental Association advises brushing twice a day and flossing once a day to get rid of plaque and oral debris. If you practice this recommended routine, along with bi-annual dental cleanings, you will be doing everything in your power to preempt gum disease and tooth decay.... read more »

The Seriousness of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Gum disease is more common than most people realize. Studies by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that nearly 50% of people over 30 have mild to severe periodontitis--which is the medical term for gum disease. Periodontal disease ranges in severity from gingivitis (bleeding, inflamed gums) to periodontitis or full-blown gum disease. At this latter stage, tooth... read more »

Long Term Periodontal Health Problems Can Lead to the Loss of Multiple Teeth

Daily inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can allow hardened tartar to build up on your teeth near the gumline. As it continues to occur the constant bacterial presence near your gums can promote gum disease complications. This is even more likely to happen if you have a bad habit of putting off your routine dental checkup at Dr. John... read more »