Posts Categorized: gum disease

Why We Prioritize Periodontal Care

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For most of us, a major oral health goal consists of maintaining a healthy and happy smile for life. More often than not, this involves taking care to attend routine dental appointments, brush our teeth at home, and even pay mind to the effects certain foods in our diets have over our oral health. Keep… Read more »

How Flossing Can Protect Against Gum Disease

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A bright and shiny smile is a goal many people strive to achieve. It communicates a heightened level of self-confidence as well as a person’s happiness. Indeed, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address noticeable stains or blemishes that may contribute to a lackluster appearance, but bear in mind that your oral health is the… Read more »

Flossing Now Saves You Time Later

Everyone has lied to their dental hygienist before. When asked about flossing, it can be uncomfortable to tell the person cleaning your teeth that you still haven’t started flossing. (If you are currently flossing on a regular basis, great job!) You probably know that you should be flossing, but actually remembering to do so can… Read more »

Cleaning Around Your Gum Line

Do you floss? You face this question every time you visit the dentist for your regular checkup and cleaning. If you do floss, you probably answer proudly. If, despite your best intentions, you typically don’t remember to floss, you may look away and mutter a “no.” When your hygienist checks in on your habits, he… Read more »

Why Gingivitis Is Only the Start

Everyone wants to keep a healthy mouth. You want to feel confident in your smile, and you don’t want any foods to give you trouble when eating. There are so many benefits to maintaining a healthy mouth. However, sometimes problems arise. Either through neglect or genetics (or usually a combination of the two), your teeth… Read more »

Can Your Mouth Cause Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin disease that consists of reddish, pinkish areas of raised or thickened scaling skin. It is itchy and mainly affects the scalp, elbows, and knees.  So, what does psoriasis have to do with your mouth? Periodontal disease has been linked to many other bodily diseases as of late, including dementia, diabetes, heart… Read more »

What Is A Gingival Pocket?

Have you ever wondered what holds your teeth in place? The roots of your teeth extend into your gums and down into your jawbone, but they are held there by more than just your gingival tissue. Your teeth are held in place by periodontal ligaments as well as your gingiva. Your gingiva is the pink… Read more »

Aaaah, Dog Germs!

Remember Lucy from the Peanuts? Snoopy would kiss her all the time and she would go nuts because she thought she had dog germs. Well, there is no doubt that dogs have germs. They have as many bacteria in their mouth as humans do and humans have over 700 different varieties of bacteria hunkering down… Read more »

Gum Disease May Affect Rates of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and your Vista dentist Dr. Sabet wants to highlight the connection between oral health and one’s overall health. Research over the past several years has determined that gum disease is a risk factor for many chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and even prostrate cancer. Recent data also… Read more »