Gum Disease Prevention Archive

Navigating Dental Health in Your Senior Years
added on: May 14, 2024

Maintaining dental health becomes increasingly important as we age. Changes in our oral environment, often influenced by general health conditions and medications, can significantly impact our dental status. Understanding these changes is crucial for preserving dental health and the overall quality of life for seniors. How Does Aging Affect Dental… Read More…


Why Do Dentists Poke at Your Gums and Say Numbers?
added on: December 16, 2023

Learn why dentists measure the spaces between your teeth and gums during a routine checkup and how this practice helps in gum disease prevention.


How Can You Tell If Someone Has Gum Disease?
added on: November 27, 2022

Gum disease is one of the many oral health conditions that can affect other parts of the body. It’s a potentially serious infection that can lead to anything from tooth loss to cardiovascular diseases. Gum disease can’t be reversed by your dentist in Panama City in its more advanced stages, so… Read More…


Gum Disease Linked to Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk
added on: March 30, 2022
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An updated study conducted by the American Academy for Cancer Research of nearly 43,000 people over several years has shown a potential positive correlation between gum disease and an increased risk of colon cancer. While the whole-body complications associated with gum disease, such as heart disease, aren’t new, the link… Read More…


COVID-19 & Cracked Teeth
added on: February 17, 2021
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Over the past year, some dental offices have been reporting higher rates of cracked teeth than in years’ past. Take this dentist’s experience documented in the New York Times for example. So, is there some weird connection between COVID-19 and cracked teeth? Well, kind of. While cracked teeth are not… Read More…


Can You Fix Receding Gums?
added on: July 22, 2020

Have you ever wondered why your teeth are extra sensitive, especially when drinking something cold or even when you touch your teeth? There’s a chance that you may have receding gums. If left untreated, gum recession can cause even more sensitivity, an increase in tooth decay, and tooth loss. To… Read More…


How Can Oral Health Affect Heart Health?
added on: February 7, 2020

Every February seems to bring out the love in people, and there are hearts everywhere we look. From heart candy and heart decorations, we’re surrounded by bright, red hearts. But we’re not here to talk about those kinds of hearts. Today, we want to focus on your heart and how… Read More…


How to Quit Smoking
added on: November 22, 2019
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The Great American Smokeout, hosted on the third Thursday each November, strives to bring awareness to how quitting smoking can improve overall health. This is certainly something our dental office in Panama City can get behind since smoking directly affects oral health, too. Even though quitting smoking may be one… Read More…


Diabetes Awareness Month
added on: November 13, 2018
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November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month and serves to raise awareness of diabetes, other health problems associated with the disease, and the importance of regulation. In fact, one of the little-known facts about diabetes is that it directly relates to oral health. Our dental office in Panama City… Read More…