Category: Gum Disease

The Role Dental Checkups Play In Protecting Your Gums

You can be relieved to hear your dentist tell you that you are cavity-free. With that said, dental decay should not be your only concern when you go in for a routine dental appointment! At every visit, your Mansfield, TX dentist will evaluate you for any signs of poor oral health, including signs of gum… Read more »

How Healthy Gums Help You Keep A Healthy Smile

The confidence you have in your smile and oral health can be affected by your periodontal health. If you are not familiar with what gum disease can do to you, this may surprise you. Trouble with oral bacteria that attack your periodontal tissues can lead to worrying trouble like bleeding gums, problems with bad breath,… Read more »

The Relationship Between Gum Disease And Stroke Risk

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is common among adults, with nearly half of American adults experiencing an advanced form called periodontitis and over half of all adults experiencing some form during their lifetimes. However, though it is common, it is not harmless, and can even lead to an increased risk for other health… Read more »

Understanding What A Scaling And Root Planing Treatment Is

Gum disease is prevalent in many patients. In fact, it affects approximately 80 percent of American adults. Many of those who have it leave it untreated. And why? Because it often goes unnoticed. Unlike when you smile and can see your teeth and any blemishes on them, infections in the gum tissue are not visible… Read more »

Recognizing Gum Disease

Did you know that advanced gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an incredibly common progressive condition. While it is incredibly common, it is also preventable. Keeping good oral hygiene at home through brushing and flossing along with routine visits to your dentist for cleanings… Read more »

Gum Disease Prevention

If you are having chronic hollatosis that won’t go away even when you chew on breathe mints or rinse with mouthwash or if you are noticing that your gums bleed or your spit is looking pink when you brush your teeth, you may be one of the millions of Americans living with gingervitis or gum… Read more »

Common Dental Health Issues for Older Adults

Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris treat patients of all ages in their welcoming Mansfield office. In today’s blog they discuss three dental health issues that middle aged adults and seniors are likely to encounter and what to do about them.

Mansfield Dentists: Stages and Symptoms of Gum Disease

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of adults over 30 have encountered gum disease. Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, can advance to periodontitis if left untreated which can lead to eventual tooth loss. Gum disease is a chronic condition that is marked by inflamed, painful gums. Gingivitis and other forms… Read more »

Study Looks at Behavior and Role of Oral Bacteria

Our bodies contain 10,000 different species of bacteria. Hundreds of these bacteria are found in our mouths. Each bacteria perform different functions, but how the various species engage with each other influences our overall health. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recently investigated how bacteria change when individuals develop gum disease. Your Mansfield… Read more »

Gum Disease In HIV Patients May Cause Cancer

Oral bacteria produced from gum disease creates a particular environment in the mouth. A new study found that two types of bacteria present in mouths battling gum disease can produce a byproduct that can lead to Kaposi sarcoma-related tumors. Read on as your Mansfield dentists Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris share the study’s findings.