Category: Gum Disease

Gum Disease May Lead To A Higher Stroke Risk

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a main cause of tooth loss for adults. It is also incredibly common, with most people having to deal with some form of it during their lifetimes. However, just because it is common does not mean that it isn’t something you need to be concerned about. When allowed… Read more »

Deep Cleanings Can Help Fight Gum Disease

Having a healthy smile depends on a lot of good habits and practices. These include brushing your teeth two times a day, flossing at least once a day, and making regular appointments with your Lake Orion, MI, dentist for checkups and cleanings. While you may see a difference in your smile on a surface level,… Read more »

Why Treating Gum Disease Promptly Matters

Until you have to deal with it, gum disease can seem like a distant threat; something to be aware of, but not something you think you’ll have to deal with any time soon, or ever. Yet, once gum disease develops, its presence can become the biggest concern for your immediate and long-term oral health, threatening… Read more »

Do You Need To Worry About Your Gum Health?

If you start to experience a toothache, or if you notice that your teeth are starting to lose their whiteness, you can become concerned about the condition of your smile. Do you know what signs of trouble to look out for when it concerns the condition of your gums? Is the health of your periodontal… Read more »

Receding Gums: What’s Really Going On?

You may have heard of receding gums before and you may have gotten the (correct) sense that this isn’t a good thing. However, as for what’s going on with your gums, should recession begin to affect you, and the why behind this change, you may feel like you’re still very unsure about the details. Of… Read more »

Do I Need A Periodontal Cleaning? Or Not?

When patients visit our Lake Orion, MI practice, one of the common questions we receive from them is how they will know if they need a periodontal cleaning or a traditional cleaning. Generally speaking, those requiring traditional professional cleanings are those whose gums are healthy! Those in need of a deep (or periodontal) cleaning will… Read more »