Posts Tagged ‘ periodontal disease ’

Recent Study Links Gum Disease with Severe COVID Cases

A recently published scientific study contains some important information connecting patients with gum disease to severe complications with COVID-19.  When coronavirus first hit our shores about a year ago, it was a novel disease that we did not know much about.  Doctors and scientists hypothesized many potential risk factors that could worsen the outcome of […]

What is a Tooth Pocket?

As we continue in the theme of National Dental Hygiene Month, this week we are covering an important term you may hear your dentist or dental hygienist say when discussing your oral health. The measurement of any pockets around your teeth provide important information about the health of the supporting structures of the teeth.  This […]

How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Millions of Americans suffer from a chronic bacterial infection in their mouths commonly referred to as “gum disease”.  This progressive disease causes bad breath, tooth sensitivity, looseness of the teeth, and eventually tooth loss.  The bad news is that it can be difficult to treat. The good news is that it is very easy to […]

Why are X-rays So Important?

Many people accept x-rays as a fact of life when it comes to consistent dental visits.  Others question their necessity or fear negative consequences from them.  We covered the safety of dental x-rays in a previous blog that you can read here.  In this blog, we’ll explain why they are so important. X-rays Enable Early […]

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

The short answer to this question is that there is inflammation present, bringing increased blood flow to the gum tissues and making the tissues more delicate so that they bleed at the slightest provocation. The longer answer to this question includes what various things lead to inflammation in the gums and predispose you to bleeding.  […]

Why Do I Need a Deep Cleaning?  I Just Want a Regular One.

When it comes to professional teeth cleanings, they are not all alike.  Many people don’t understand this and assume that all teeth cleanings are “regular” teeth cleanings.  Finding out you need something other than the “regular” one may be upsetting or confusing. We hope that by explaining the purpose of all professional teeth cleanings and […]

Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects millions of Americans.  Studies have linked it with serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.  No one should ignore gum disease.  The problem is that it can be a “silent disease”, meaning it does not hurt. People with gum disease often have no […]

What Does It Mean to be High Risk for Gum Disease?

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease, referred to as periodontal disease, is a disease that affects the structures supporting the teeth, including both the gums and the jawbone.  Its primary cause is bacterial buildup on the teeth, and some people have a higher risk due to genetic factors, systemic disorders (such as diabetes), and habits […]

Is your mouth making you sick?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 How Oral Health Impacts Systemic Health At Timberlake Dental, we take healthcare seriously.  While we are specifically concerned with our patients’ oral health, we acknowledge its role in a person’s overall health.  Unfortunately, the mouth has always been treated by a realm of healthcare (dentistry), which has historically been completely separate […]

Bad Breath

It would not be a stretch to say that every single person has experienced bad breath at some point in his or her life.  We are all susceptible to “morning breath” or “garlic breath”, which are neither surprising nor difficult to fix.  Many people suffer from persistent bad breath which seems difficult to cure.  As with […]