Gum disease

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

If your gums bleed when you floss your teeth, should you drop flossing from your dental health routine? We’re asked about this from time to time at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. Our answer is short and right to the point: “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and

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Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. What do your gums do? Gum tissue has an important job. It protects the roots of your teeth

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Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. That alone should motivate you to brush and floss every day. It’s a preventable condition, but also treatable at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. Now comes word that scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes gum disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis

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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a principal cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At Decatur Smiles in Decatur, gum disease is easy to treat when it’s caught in the early stages. What warning signs should you be looking for? Gums that bleed often

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You May Have Gingivitis

Everyone’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. But if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems. We can treat gum disease at Decatur Smiles

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Decatur Smiles are critical for ideal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. It could be a symptom of gum disease. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your appointment, you don’t need to be concerned.

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Oral Health For Decatur Diabetics

Today’s Decatur Smiles article is entitled ‘Oral Health For Decatur Diabetics.’ Many Decatur people with diabetes have dental problems. However, gum disease and tooth loss are not unavoidable. Blood sugar is the complicating factor. Diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many Decatur dentists have noticed no increased

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Danger Zone! Five Signs of Gum Disease in Decatur AL

The older you are, the more at risk you are of coming down with gum disease. But even among young and middle-age adults, gum disease is a primary cause of tooth loss. Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL reminds you that an ounce of prevention of worth a pound of cure. Good oral hygiene and regular visits

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