Periodontal Disease Poses a Serious Threat to your Long-Term Oral Health

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It is estimated by the American Dental Association that approximately 47 percent of people age 30 and over have some form of periodontal disease. The Centers for Disease Control also report that 64 percent of people 65 and over have been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe periodontal disease. Hardened tartar at the gumline is the leading cause… Read more »

What Are the Effects of Gum Disease?

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What happens when your gums begin receding from your teeth? Gum disease happens when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pull back from the tooth exposing tooth roots. This action allows gaps to form between the teeth and the gum line. When this happens, harmful plaque-causing bacteria accumulates in these pockets. Hardened plaque can cause… Read more »