Periodontal Disease

Dental Health is Rooted in the Gum

We're all aware of the fact that regular daily brushing of your teeth is very important. It's great to know you're keeping your smile bright, breath fresh, and helping to avoid tooth decay with your daily dental routine. Most people, however, aren't aware of how important their gums are to their overall oral health. After all, our teeth are rooted in our gums, which are medically known as gingiva. The gums are made up of mucosal [...]

By | 2018-02-23T18:40:17+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Periodontal Disease|0 Comments

Receding Gums – Prevention, Cause and Treatment

Receding gums or gingival recession is when the roots of the teeth are exposed due to shrinking, retraction of the gingival margin or loss of gum tissue. With this type of oral condition, it is imperative that you seek immediate dental care. It the condition is left untreated, you have a higher risk of tooth decay and other issues like periodontal disease, a poor bite, tooth loss and a painful jaw. The treatment involved will [...]

By | 2018-02-23T19:32:06+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Periodontal Disease|Comments Off on Receding Gums – Prevention, Cause and Treatment

Bleeding Gums – From OTC Medications?

  If you find that your gums are bleeding, it’s important that you seek dental treatment to figure out what is causing the bleeding. Blood coming from your gums can be a symptom of a serious disease, such as leukemia or a platelet issue. In most instances, however, bleeding gums are caused by a plaque buildup that can lead to inflammation known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is a periodontal disease that can infect gum tissue and [...]

By | 2018-02-23T20:15:30+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Periodontal Disease|Comments Off on Bleeding Gums – From OTC Medications?

My Teeth Hurt When I Bite Down

Alabama Family Dentistry wants to make sure everyone has healthy teeth. If you experience pain when you bite down, there may be many different causes. Alabama Family Dentists can conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and provide answers about your source of pain. Make an appointment today at one of our 4 locations for the treatment you need  to alleviate your pain. Pain Triggers Cavities: Tooth decay is one of the most common disorders experienced, second only to the [...]

By | 2018-02-23T21:03:14+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Dental Conditions, Periodontal Disease|Comments Off on My Teeth Hurt When I Bite Down

Oral Care and Men’s Health Conditions

Gum Disease Has Been Associated with Certain Implications for Men’s Health Conditions Here at Alabama Family Dentistry, we make sure everyone in the family has a healthy mouth. June is National Men’s Health Month. Studies have shown that men have been found to be more neglectful of their oral health than women. Recent studies have shown that there is a link between oral health and prostrate health, so oral health for men is [...]

By | 2015-06-22T21:09:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Periodontal Disease, Preventive Health Care|Comments Off on Oral Care and Men’s Health Conditions

Your Teeth Can Last a Lifetime

May is Older Americans Month, focusing on education about preventative health care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As we age, we experience changes to our bodies. It’s a fact of life. Our teeth and gums are also subject to transition, and older adults are prone to significant dental problems. You may wonder why you’re suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years. Food may be getting caught between your teeth where you never [...]

By | 2015-05-19T02:23:39+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Dental Conditions, Periodontal Disease, Preventive Dental Care|Comments Off on Your Teeth Can Last a Lifetime

The Connection Between Dental Disease and Heart Health

There is a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Health and Certain Heart Conditions May Change the Way Your Dentist at Alabama Family Dentistry Treat Your Oral Care Did you know that poor oral health can damage your heart and blood vessels? Multiple studies have shown how harmful bacteria moving from the mouth into the bloodstream can be for people with erosion of the tissue and bone that support the teeth. Alabama Family Dentistry [...]

By | 2015-02-24T22:25:07+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Dental Conditions, Periodontal Disease|Comments Off on The Connection Between Dental Disease and Heart Health

PREVENTATIVE CARE DETERS ROOT DECAY

Diligent Preventative Oral Care and Regular Visits to Alabama Family Dentistry Can Deter Root Decay and Keep the Teeth in Baby Boomers Mouths BABY BOOMERS ARE KEEPING MORE NATURAL TEETH YET INCREASING RISK OF ROOT DECAY The baby boom generation, one of the largest age cohorts in our society, is now starting to enter the senior age group. We now have resources available to help people live longer, healthier and more active lives, and those medical [...]

By | 2014-12-01T03:58:28+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Dental Conditions, Periodontal Disease, Preventive Dental Care, Tooth Restoration|Comments Off on PREVENTATIVE CARE DETERS ROOT DECAY

Managing Increased Risk for Gum Disease with Diabetes

Regular Dental Check-Ups, Daily Oral Care Routine Maintenance and Managed Control of Blood Glucose Levels are Key to Healthy Teeth and Gums Diabetes is a serious disease affecting an estimated 30 million people in America. National Diabetes Awareness Month is intended to educate us about the impact of the disease on all parts of the body, and how it can be managed. Alabama Family Dentistry wants you to be aware that diabetics are more [...]

By | 2014-11-17T22:39:32+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Dental Conditions, Periodontal Disease, Preventive Dental Care|Comments Off on Managing Increased Risk for Gum Disease with Diabetes

Preventive Dental Care to Reduce Periodontal Disease

Preventive dental care is important for good oral health. This involves home care methods that include brushing and flossing daily to keep teeth and gums healthy. To prevent oral health problems, it is also important to visit your dental provider at least twice a year to help in the prevention of serious gum disease such as periodontal disease. Periodontal gum disease is a severe form of gum disease that affects the tissues and bones surrounding [...]

By | 2018-02-07T16:41:50+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Periodontal Disease, Preventive Dental Care|Comments Off on Preventive Dental Care to Reduce Periodontal Disease