Gum Disease

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Basic Tips for Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease prevention begins with you and the oral health habits you engage in. Many people realize they may have a problem with their teeth when they find blood on their toothbrush, have frequent bad breath or have red/swollen/tender gums. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), these are all symptoms of gingivitis, which is

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If You Smoke, You May Need a Gum Treatment in our Dental Office

If you are a smoker, you may need quality gum treatment in our Costa Mesa dental office. Contrary to popular belief, smokers are more susceptible to a variety of dental complications than nonsmokers. The toxins that enter your mouth touch your gums and teeth during smoking, making your tissue more susceptible to long-term damage. Since

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Visit Our Costa Mesa Dentist Office if You Have Gum Disease

Regular visits to our Costa Mesa dentist office can be the strongest tool you have to help prevent the onset of gum disease. For many Americans, there is an ongoing challenge with the onset of diseases like gingivitis. Unfortunately, most people do not realize that they have contracted an infection like gingivitis until they start to

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Periodontal Disease

At first, it’s silent, practically invisible and sometimes even painless. But once periodontal disease strikes, it’s only a matter of time until it makes its presence known with uncomfortable, unsightly and quite possibly irreparable side effects. There are financial reasons to consider, when deciding how often to floss… Researchers said severe gum disease is associated

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Visit Your General Dentist to Prevent Gum Disease

You can avoid oral health problems by visiting our General Dentist office.  Preventative care is essential for preventing both cavities and gum disease.  By brushing and flossing your teeth at home and then having your teeth cleaned twice a year you can keep your mouth in good health and prevent gum disease. After your teeth