Archive for May, 2014

Risk Factors of Gum Disease in Children

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Gum disease need not be a disease of the aged. Though a lot of children suffer from gum disease, it is usually neglected, largely because most such children suffer from other serious illnesses. The severity can vary from something as simple as red and swollen gums to severe destruction of gums and periodontium.

Home Remedies for Gum Disease

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Gum disease, known in the dental profession as periodontal disease, impacts as much as forty million Americans every year. Beginning as somewhat bloated gums (gingivitis), this disorder may go undetected until considerable bone loss in the jaw does occur.

Signs of Gum Disease

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease.A person with gingivitis will typically have red, swollen gums that bleed very easily. A bad mouth odor or taste may develop. There could be white spots or plaques on the gums. The person may develop receding gums or areas where the root of the tooth becomes uncovered by the shrinking, diseased gums.

Preventing Gum Diseases

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Gum disease is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colorless film that forms in the mouth) builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed.