Tag: gum disease

Your goal is straighter teeth and a great smile. Both braces and Invisalign® may be potential treatment options, and you may already be familiar with some of the advantages that the latter option offers. As an Invisalign dentist, Dr. Q often discusses these benefits with patients who are good candidates for the treatment. Typically, patients […]

The health needs of women are unique, and sometimes extra care has to be taken by woman when they change in terms of maturity, and when special health needs like menstruation and pregnancy require them to take extra oral care of themselves. Women are more affected by periodontal (gum) diseases, and the varying hormonal changes […]

Scientists have recently discovered that people who smoke tobacco are at an increased risk of developing chronic gum disease or periodontitis. Knowing the negative health impacts of tobacco smoking, smokers may feel motivated towards quitting this habit. It has been found that some bacteria in the mouth responsible for periodontal disease respond to the chemicals […]

We all know the importance of brushing and flossing for maintaining oral health and hygiene. However, most of us are unaware of the fact that proper and balanced diet also plays a vital role in keeping our teeth healthy and preventing serious oral problems including gum disease. There are some foods that are harmful for […]