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Posts Tagged "Gum Disease"

Receding Gums 101: What Are Receding Gums?

Posted on May 24, 2012

Receding Gums 101: What Are Receding Gums?

One of the most common questions asked to dental professionals is: “what are receding gums?”. In simple terms, receding gums are a result of gum disease — causing your gums to have a “receding” appearance. What causes receding gums? Typically, gum disease plays the largest role in causing receding gums. In simple terms, bacteria that enters the oral cavity as a result of gum disease starts to form plaque. Plaque accumulation can cause inflammation of the gums and...

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Gum Disease: You Can Prevent It! [VIDEO]

Posted on Apr 12, 2012

Gum Disease: You Can Prevent It! [VIDEO]

Many dental patients in Langley believe they have perfect oral health. However, at Thunderbird Dental Group, we see many patients who are suffering from gingivitis and gum disease without even realizing it. Puffy, red gums that bleed could mean you have gingivitis. If you ignore these symptoms — and many patients do as the swelling, redness and bleeding aren’t typically painful — you may be on your way to early stage periodontal (gum) disease. But, it’s also possible to...

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Fast Food Puts Teens on the Fast Track to Cavities

Posted on Sep 15, 2011

With teenagers eating an increased amount of fast food and carbonated beverages to keep up with their busy lifestyle, family dental clinics are witnessing a generation inflicting serious damage to their oral and overall health.

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What Do I Need To Know About Gum Disease?

Posted on Aug 11, 2011

[iStock_000008640942XSmall] If you think you may have gum disease make sure you check out the top symptoms below. Do not worry, there is treatment for gum disease and your oral health can be restored. It is a good idea to maintain your oral hygiene practices as usual and then set up a consultation with one of our experienced and highly knowledgeable dentists within our practice...

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The Link Between Oral Health & Diabetes

Posted on Jul 28, 2011

The American Diabetes Association recently announced that studies have identified and confirmed a direct correlation between diabetes and gum disease. Not only are diabetics more prone to gum disease, but oral health problems such as gingivitis can also affect blood glucose stability, leading to the advancement of diabetes...

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