Do you know the 6 Common Myths of Gum Disease?
Myth…Gum disease is not that common On the contrary, gum disease is extremely common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease, an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, is caused by plaque, the… Read more »
Diabetes and Oral Health…
If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of developing some oral health problems. See link to this great article and common oral health problems associated with diabetes: visit: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/diabetes
What develops plaque? *Plaque develops when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, soft drinks or candy are frequently left on the teeth. *Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. * Over time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay. * Plaque can… Read more »