Periodontal disease

Four tips for maintaining healthy gums

By henley.tabal
June 15, 2022
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A healthy smile is more than just white, bright teeth. The gums play an integral role in maintaining a healthy smile as well! Your gums are soft tissues that can be easily impacted by bacteria or disease. In fact, gum disease, or periodontal disease, starts in the gum tissues and can cause them to become ... read more

Facts about gum recession

By henley.tabal
April 15, 2022
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At Montefiore Medical Center, we see patients regularly who have concerns with their smile. This may include the recession of their gum tissue. With the help of our dentists, patients can restore their smile and address a variety of issues that may be either functional, health-related, or cosmetic. Patients are welcome to schedule a consultation ... read more

Five myths about gum disease

By ryan.loweree
September 15, 2021

While gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the most common conditions that impacts the smile, alongside cavities, there is a lot of misinformation about it. This is why it is essential that patients consult with their dentist to determine not only if they have developed the condition, but fully understand how to treat ... read more

The causes and treatment of periodontal disease

By Montefiore Medical Center
March 15, 2021

Most patients who have visited the dentist or seen a commercial for oral healthcare products are familiar with gum disease. However, even though it is openly discussed, many patients are unaware of what causes it, what it can do to the smile, and how to effectively treat it. The dental team at Montefiore Medical Center ... read more

What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

By admin
January 15, 2020

Maintaining overall health and wellness is simple: eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and visit the doctor annually for physicals and screenings of common health concerns. However, not as many patients focus on their dental health in the same way they do their overall health. Some patients avoid routine dental examinations because of dental anxieties, ... read more

How to Address Sore or Bleeding Gums

By Montefiore Medical Center
August 15, 2019

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
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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
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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. WHAT CAUSES SORE OR BLEEDING GUMS? Gum disease is when ... read more

Gingivitis Beyond the 30-Second Spots

By Montefiore Medical Center
November 15, 2016

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
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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