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 »