Category: Gum Disease

Gum disease is inflammation of the gums (gingivae) and damage to the bone that anchors teeth in the jaws. Gum disease is very common, affecting more than half of adults with natural teeth. It can be treated by a dentist or hygienist and, in the early stages, the effects can be reversed.. The main symptoms of gum disease are sore, bleeding gums during tooth brushing. Gum disease, not tooth decay, is the biggest cause of tooth loss. Only 60% of women in the UK aged 45 can claim to have all their own teeth. Gum disease isn’t just something that happens later in life, more than half of teenagers have some form of gum disease. Smoking causes 50% of all cases of gum disease

Men and Dental Health 0

Men and Dental Health

Men and Dental Health Although many men (and women, also) consider taking care about dental hygiene is only important if you want to have a beautiful smile or fresh breath, the truth is good oral health can reduce the risk of pneumonia, heart disease, stroke, ulcers and diabetes. However, the recent studies conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association, has shown that good habits in brushing teeth are not at a high level neither in women, nor in men. According to these studies, men are less likely than women to brush the teeth after the meals, or more than twice a day. Bad dental hygiene is a key factor for the development of periodontal disease. If we do not brush the teeth regularly, not use the floss and not regularly visit a dentist, we can increase the risk not only of gum disease, but also of oral and throat cancer. The article “Dental Health Guidance for Men” lists the risk factors for periodontal disease, its symptoms, prevention and treatments. Men and Dental Health Periodontal Disease In fact, good dental hygiene may actually reduce your risk of ulcers, pneumonia, digestive problems, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Approximately...


Periodontal Disease and Treatment

Periodontal Disease and Treatment If you are looking for signs and symptoms of periodontal disease and treatment then this video will give you the information that you are looking for. It mentions the leading factors for this disease and the signs that you should be looking for in the health of your teeth and gums. Mouth hygiene is important to prevent the premature loss of our teeth and the more that is learnt in preventing these problems is important that it is passed on to the general public so they can implement the changes to their oral hygiene routines. If you have the symptoms then it is important that you go and get dental health treatment, this could save the life of your teeth, after all your own teeth are meant to last your lifetime.   The symptoms that you need to be aware of are bad breath, loose teeth, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing and swollen gums. If you have any of these then you will need to go to the dentist and get your gums assessed for the disease. But you might not have any of these symptoms and yet you can still be suffering and risk...

Men With Erection Problems Are More Likely To Have Inflamed Gums 0

Men With Erection Problems Are More Likely To Have Inflamed Gums

Men with erection problems more likely to have inflamed gums New research indicates that men with erection problems are more likely to have inflammed gums. But as with all these types of links, which one is the cause and which one is the effect. appears to be a link between gum disease and erection problems? This seems to line up with research that also shows a link between gum disease and heart disease. Maybe oral health is far more important than we have previously thought. Men With Erection Problems Are More Likely To Have Inflamed Gums “Men in their 30s who had inflamed gums caused by severe periodontal disease were three times more likely to suffer from erection problems, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Turkish researchers compared 80 men aged 30 to 40 with erectile dysfunction with a control group of 82 men without erection problems. This showed that 53 per cent of the men with erectile dysfunction had inflamed gums compared with 23 per cent in the control group. When the results were adjusted for other factors, such as age, body mass index, household income and education level, the men with severe periodontal disease were...

About Cosmetic Dentistry 0

About Cosmetic Dentistry

About Cosmetic Dentistry Dentistry that is designed to help patients have a better appearance through cosmetic dental procedures. Cosmetic dentists are the dentists that perform these procedures and each cosmetic dentist performs different kinds of cosmetic dental procedures depending on their areas of training and expertise. One aspect of cosmetic dentistry is the shaping of crooked or chipped teeth and this is done by applying dental crowns, implants and porcelain veneers. Teeth whitening is another aspect of cosmetic dentistry and is also one of the most popular procedures. Braces are designed to correct misaligned teeth. About Cosmetic Dentistry  About Dental Veneers  Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that the dentist places on patients’ teeth to cover visible problems with the patients’ natural teeth such as heavy stains that cannot be whitened or cracks in the natural teeth. The two kinds of dental veneers in cosmetic dentistry are resin-based veneers and ceramic veneers. Resin-based veneers require the dentist to clean your teeth and mold the veneer according to your teeth’s shape. For ceramic veneers, the dentist reshapes your teeth then makes a mold of the reshaped teeth and then the dental lab assistants creates the veneers. Finally, the dentist applies the...

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health 0

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health A report here explains that bacteria on the base of the teeth can gain entry into the bloodstream of gum tissue and contribute to serious health problems, and stresses the importance of gum health to general health. So keeping your teeth and gums clean and fresh is not just good for your social life but also important for your general health. The Importance of Gum Health to General Health The article explains that “Gum disease increases your risk of all kinds of other health complications, including stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.”  “The link between oral health and overall body health is well documented and backed by robust scientific evidence. Despite this, only one in six people realises that people with gum disease may have an increased risk of stroke or diabetes. And only one in three is aware of the heart disease link.” “Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth. It’s mainly caused by bacteria from plaque build-up. In some patients who are susceptible to gum disease, the body over-reacts to the bacteria around the gums and causes too much inflammation. In others, the inflammation doesn’t clear...

Smoking Can Cause Gum Disease 0

Smoking Can Cause Gum Disease

Smoking Can Cause Gum Disease Smoking is bad for your health as we all know because it can cause bronchitis and lung cancer, but here is another nail in the coffin because smoking can cause gum disease too. It has been suggested that nicotine reduces the size of arteries by constricting them, and this can reduce blood flow, which in the mouth could lead to reduced ability to fight the harmful effects of pathogenic bacteria and thereby giving cause for concern that smoking can cause gum disease. This may be true to an extent but a recent article reports on the findings from America that conclude that smoking also upsets the balance of bacteria which are in the mouth of everyone since birth, knocking out “good” bacteria and allowing other more harmful bacteria to gain a foothold. This fits in with the general observation that smokers generally have worse gums than non-smokers so does seem to suggest that smoking can cause gum disease. The article says: “Despite the daily disturbance of brushing and flossing, the mouth of a healthy person contains a stable ecosystem of healthy bacteria. New research shows that the mouth of a smoker is a much more chaotic,...

Regeneration in Order to Alleviate Gum Disease 0

Regeneration in Order to Alleviate Gum Disease

Regeneration in Order to Alleviate Gum Disease Do you like sweets too much? Are you afraid of going to the dentist because you equate dental visits with pain? Are you too bored to brush or floss your teeth regularly? If you answered yes to all these questions, then you’re definitely going to develop gum disease in the future. Neglecting responsible tooth and gum care can lead not only to bad breath, but worse, destruction of the teeth and gums. Every time you feel like ignoring your teeth, always remember that one of the most sensitive parts of your body is your teeth. There are a lot of nerve endings on your teeth, that’s why you feel pain intensely whenever your teeth are being cleaned. Just think how much more painful it will be if your teeth are cleaned from the root- or worse, if your teeth are forcibly removed. That’s why it’s important for you to take precautionary measures against gum disease by following the only way of preventing it-by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Regeneration in Order to Alleviate Gum Disease   What is gum disease by the way? Also known as periodontal disease, it manifests by the...

Soft Tissue Grafts as Cure for Gum Disease 0

Soft Tissue Grafts as Cure for Gum Disease

Soft Tissue Grafts as Cure for Gum Disease We remember people by their smiles. It’s ironic, however, that people don’t give much value to how they’re able to smile. The term “pearly whites” is used to denote teeth in the peak of health. You see such teeth on celebrities. Every time they smile on television, they light up the screen. Sadly, however, media is not enough to influence irresponsible people who don’t care much for their teeth or gums. Such people revel in eating all kinds of food, indulge in bad habits, and generally ignore warnings to visit their dentist lest they develop gum disease. As a result, their teeth and gums develop into a woeful state filled with plaque and tartar. It’s not long before they start feeling pain brought about by bacterial infection. When they look at the mirror, they’ll be horrified at the sight of their black and bleeding gums, and only at that point will rush to the dentist to ask for aid. Soft Tissue Grafts as Cure for Gum Disease   Do not be like these people. Always care for your gums and teeth by brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal. In order...

Reduction of Pocket Depth versus Gum Disease 0

Reduction of Pocket Depth versus Gum Disease

Reduction of Pocket Depth versus Gum Disease If you’re fond of sweets, hate regular tooth brushing, flossing, and don’t go to your dentist regularly, then you’re in danger of developing gum disease. Turning a blind eye into careful cleaning of your teeth and gums can lead to your undoing. It is said that one of the most sensitive nerves in the body are located at the teeth, therefore, any pain in the teeth is felt more severely than other body pain. Only by proper flossing, brushing, and regular visits to the dentist can you ensure that you’re well-protected against gum disease. Reduction of Pocket Depth versus Gum Disease   Also called periodontal disease, gum disease involves not only the formation of tartar and plaque, but also of bacterial infection. Gum disease begins with a bacterial infection that festers in the jaw portion of the teeth. Parts which are usually affected include the gums, ligaments, and bone that keep teeth locked securely unto the jaw. During the early period of infection, the victim will feel no pain at all. Once the teeth and gums begin to hurt, however, that’s a sign that bacteria has burrowed deep within the dental cavity already....