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5 Signs and Symptoms That Mean You Should Be Evaluated for Gum Disease

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Gum disease affects over 50 percent of American adults, and as we look at aging populations, those numbers go up dramatically. Part of the challenge is that gum disease can go undetected unless you know what to look for. We offer periodontics in Fayetteville, AR and can help you regain your health.

Here are five signs that may mean you have gum disease:

#1 Your Gums Bleed When You Brush or Floss

Bleeding gums are an indication that something is wrong. If something is lodged in the gums, they may bleed for a few days. You can floss to remove the offending object. If, however, your gums bleed for an extended period of ...

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A Look into the Future if You Put Off Periodontal Treatment

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We don’t have a crystal ball. If we did, we could show you what would happen if you put off periodontal treatment at our Fayetteville, AR dental office. In the meantime, we are here to help if you notice any changes to your oral health.

A Healthy Smile Means a Healthier Body

Research shows that your periodontal health affects nearly every system in the body. While you may not feel the urgency with bleeding gums, you might when you learn that inflammatory disease like gum disease can increase your chances of developing other serious illnesses.

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Lung diseases
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Cancer

Gum disease goes beyond bad breath and bleeding gums. If you are searching ...

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3 Effects E-Cigs Have on Your Oral Health

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Marketing by e-cig companies would have you believe that the vapor from an e-cig is much safer for you than the smoke from a traditional cigarette. A recent Ohio study states otherwise, as does the American Lung Association. 

Since the ingredients used in e-cigs are largely unregulated by the FDA, little is known about the full scope of the ingredients. Some contain artificial flavors and formaldehyde, which are cancer-causing agents.

When considering your oral health, here are some things to remember about e-cig use.

E-Cigs Cause Periodontal Disease

The recent Ohio study shows that e-cigs do not reduce the instances of periodontal disease, but may actually increase the risk. Any tobacco user ...

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Early Signs of Gum Disease

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With more than 50% of American adults suffering from periodontal disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is a serious health concern for many.

Signs of Early Gum Disease

You may not realize that the signs of early gum disease can be subtle, so staying tuned in to your body and changes in your health is essential.

Periodontal disease is an infection in your gum tissue surrounding your teeth. Early signs include discomfort, inflammation, and bleeding when you brush or floss. Your teeth may bleed if something is lodged in your gums, such as a popcorn hull, but those instances are localized and will clear up once ...

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