Your Health For Tag "gingivitis"

  • How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile
    Feb. 8, 2023

    How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile

    General oral health

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, affect overall health and be aggravated by poor oral health habits, smoking, medication and an unhealthy diet.1 In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, take a moment to learn how periodontal (gum) disease can affect your health and how to prevent it.

  • Gingivitis signs and symptoms
    May 4, 2022

    Gingivitis signs and symptoms

    General oral health

    Gingivitis should be treated seriously since it can lead to more severe forms of gum disease like periodontitis and potentially result in tooth loss.

  • What is gingivitis?
    Mar. 31, 2022

    What is gingivitis?

    General oral health

    Gingivitis doesn’t always cause pain, and many people don’t realize they have the condition. As symptoms worsen over time, you may start to experience: Bleeding gums (metallic or altered taste), Puffiness/swelling of gums, Pain or soreness, Bad breath

  • What is gum disease?
    Dec. 6, 2021

    What is gum disease?

    General oral health

    Gum disease refers to infections of the gum and bone tissues that surround your teeth. This kind of infection is also known by the technical names of gingivitis and periodontal disease. While improper oral health habits are a main cause of gum disease, a complex mix of genetic, systemic, local, and environmental factors also play a role in its development and progression.

  • Common causes of gingivitis
    Mar. 23, 2021

    Common causes of gingivitis

    General oral health

    Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease and is reversible. Learn the common causes of this disease and how daily oral hygiene can help reduce your chance of getting gingivitis.

  • Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart
    Feb. 12, 2016

    Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart

    General oral health

    Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It's true. Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it's unknown whether one causes the other.1 Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding,... More »

  • Women's Oral Health Care
    May 1, 2015

    Women's Oral Health Care

    General oral health

    In May, many holidays celebrate women and mothers and encourage them to make their health a priority, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to raise awareness about some of the oral health concerns that women may face. National Women's Health Week, celebrated to help women understand the steps they can take to improve their health,... More »

  • Dental Specialist: What is a Periodontist?
    Mar. 18, 2014

    Dental Specialist: What is a Periodontist?

    General oral health

    Your dentist is the first line of defense against oral health foes, but sometimes he or she needs a little help. While a dentist is trained in all oral health diseases, some severe cases require a team of trained dentists. And that's where a periodontist comes in. A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and... More »

  • Gingivitis is Preventable And Reversible!
    Jan. 28, 2014

    Gingivitis is Preventable And Reversible!

    General oral health

    Gingivitis sounds like a serious diagnosis, but if you have gum disease, be thankful you only have gingivitis. It means you still have a chance to reverse the diagnosis and avoid serious consequences. If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone supporting the teeth and eventually the actual teeth.... More »