Gum Disease and Children

Many people mistakenly think that gum disease is a problem for adults or people who may be genetically predisposed to it. While it is more common in adults, diseases of the gum can affect children as well. Gum disease is a chronic inflammation of the gums that can progress to impact the soft tissue and … Continued

Adults Benefit From Fluoride Treatments, Too!

Typically, when people think about fluoride, they think about treatments given to children at each dental visit. People know this helps their developing teeth become strong and offers a barrier of protection against attacks from bacteria and acid from the foods you eat.  However, people do not often think about fluoride for adults. Yet, to … Continued


If you have gingivitis while you are pregnant, you are not alone. Nearly half of all pregnant women experience this complication, commonly referred to as “pregnancy gingivitis.” Though you do not need to unnecessarily worry about it, it is cause for some specific concerns that can affect you and your growing baby. “Pregnancy gingivitis” is … Continued

Does Chewing Gum Really Fight Cavities?

Chewing gum has been around for more than 100 years here in America as a candy treat that many people have found as a habit they enjoy. Sugar free gum has been advertised for decades as being a great way to ward off cavity development, but is that actually true? Chewing gum is not a … Continued
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