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Stages of Gum Disease

Aetiology Gum disease develops in the absence of good oral hygiene. A thin biofilm of plaque develops around the tooth and gingival margin, which may accumulate over time if not removed through manual cleaning with a toothbrush. There is a direct correlation between plaque biofilm and the severity of gingivitis. This accumulated plaque eventually mineralises, … Continue reading

Receding gum on one tooth

Are my gums receding? What to do if I see receding gums with only one tooth? Can such a condition be treated? If these questions are running through your mind, this blog will help you answer them.  Gum recession is a dental condition in which your gums pull back or recede from their former position. … Continue reading

Scaling and root planing in Wilmington, Delaware

Are you noticing a lot of tartar deposits in your mouth? Do you think you may have some gum disease? If you are nodding yes, you may be wondering how you can get rid of the deposits or get treatment for your gum disease.  Scaling and root planing are some of the most commonly done … Continue reading

Bruxism and its effects on gums

Do you find yourself grinding your teeth in the middle of the day or wake up every day with jaw pain or a headache? If your answer is Yes, you might be suffering from Bruxism.  Bruxism is the medical term for habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching. It most commonly happens at night, which means … Continue reading

Can braces cause gum recession?

Gum recession is a common dental problem and can be easily ignored in its initial stages. Gum recession is a condition where the margins of the gums surrounding your tooth pull away or recede, exposing the surface of the tooth’s roots. It can lead to tooth sensitivity making consumption of hot or cold foods and … Continue reading

How Gum Disease affect your heart health?

Many studies have shown the connection between oral health and overall health. Oral diseases seem to influence systemic disorders and conditions and vice versa. It has been seen that people with diabetes tend to be more susceptible to gum diseases, and gum diseases can affect sugar levels in diabetic patients. Similarly, it has been found … Continue reading