Periodontal disease

How to Address Sore or Bleeding Gums

By Montefiore Medical Center
August 15, 2019
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You’ve been brushing your teeth, and you notice when you spit there is a fair amount of blood. Your gum tissue might also be red and swollen. Should you contact your dentist? Absolutely! The team at Montefiore Medical Center encourages patients to make an appointment with their dentist the minute they notice changes in their ... read more


What Causes Gum Disease?

By Montefiore Medical Center
March 15, 2019
Gums Treatment Bronx NY

If you’ve been looking in the mirror lately, but surprised by what you see, it could be the beginnings of gum disease. Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums that damages soft tissue and also depletes the underlying bone that holds your teeth in place. Periodontitis can even cause your teeth to loosen or, ... read more


How to Identify and Guard against Gum Disease

By Montefiore Medical Center
July 15, 2017
Periodontal Disease Bronx, NY

Studies predict that half of the adults in the United States have gum disease. Without regular dental checkups, this potentially dangerous disease can go unnoticed for years. Consider how you can guard against gum disease and the steps you can take if you have it. Gum disease is when the tissues and bones that support ... read more


Gingivitis Beyond the 30-Second Spots

By Montefiore Medical Center
November 15, 2016
Gingivitis

Probably more people would show recognition of the word “gingivitis” than could name more than one Supreme Court justice. While disturbing, that fact shows the prominence of TV advertising. Why? Because we all know gingivitis from a single source — Listerine TV ads. But what do you really know about it, other than the useless ... read more


What Your Family Needs to Know About Gingivitis and Gum Disease

By editor
September 15, 2015
gum disease treatment

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, which is when the gums become inflamed and infected. Gum disease is common among the general population, but is especially common among young adults. The primary reason for this is the prevalence of sugary drinks and unhealthy foods amongst the youth. When healthy eating and hygienic habits ... read more