Facts About Gum Disease

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that nearly half of all Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Some of the symptoms include red, swollen and bleeding gums. If you are experiencing any of these… Read more »

The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Studies show a definitive affiliation between diabetes and periodontal (gum) disease. Consistently high blood glucose in a compromised immune system allows bacterial germs to grow exponentially. Sugar is already a destructive enemy of your teeth, so being diabetic puts you in even more risk of gum disease. If you have diabetes, it is of utmost… Read more »

Signs of Gum Disease

Though normally gum disease is painless, it can still do damage to your mouth if it is not taken care of. It is caused by plaque buildup on teeth; plaque is a sticky film of bacteria which constantly forms on teeth and gum tissue. There are many signs that could indicate gum disease. Some of… Read more »

Persistent Periodontitis Can Contribute to Tooth Loss

The effectiveness and consistency of your daily oral hygiene routine weighs heavily in the overall health of your mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth each morning and evening or you have a bad habit of forgetting to thoroughly floss at least once per day, bacterial deposits will likely remain in your mouth. In time… Read more »

Flossing Is Very Important for Preventing Gum Disease Problems

The presence of hardened tartar on your teeth near the gumline is generally considered to be the leading cause of gum disease in the American population. This is often linked to inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene practices. It’s very important to brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as make a conscious… Read more »

How to Clean Your Toothbrush

Because our mouths and bathrooms have countless amounts of bacteria, it’s common to feel the need to clean our toothbrushes. Although this is the case, it’s actually not necessary to clean your toothbrush, according to the American Dental Association. However, there are things you can do to keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape, and our… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Products for Fighting Gum Disease

Once upon a time, a prince named Charming went to awaken his sleeping love with a kiss, but his stinky breath woke her up first. They didn’t live happily ever after. There are a number of reasons for bad breath, and one of them is gum disease, a grave ailment impacting the teeth and gums…. Read more »

Gingivitis Needs to Be Treated

Gingivitis is the earliest phase of gum disease. It is primarily caused by a buildup of hardened tartar at the base the teeth near your gumline. At first, it could cause your periodontal tissues to look inflamed, or cause them to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. This might also include struggles with chronic bad… Read more »

Flossing: Brushing’s Companion for Life

Flossing is vital to complete oral health throughout your life. Do you know how to make sure you are flossing correctly? Let’s review some flossing basics.   –Floss once a day, for 2-3 minutes each time. This will allow you time to floss every one of your teeth thoroughly.   –Use a single-filament floss. This… Read more »

Using Lasers for Scaling and Root Planing

Here at Periodontal Consultants, we love riding the balance between safety and cutting-edge technology. That’s why we use lasers. Dr. Ali M Arastu is qualified to conduct a special treatment called scaling and root planing. If you’re infected gums have contaminated the roots of your teeth, scaling and root planning will remove diseased gum tissue… Read more »