Posts Tagged: gum disease

Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush?

When thinking about your dental health, you’re most likely focused on preventing cavities in your teeth, but another very important aspect of a healthy mouth is the state of your gums. Your gums play a major role in your overall health, not just your oral health. You may have had the experience of swollen or… Read more

Gingivitis and Gum Disease: What’s the Difference?

Gum Disease

During toothpaste commercials or your biannual dental visits you’ve probably heard about the dangers of gingivitis and gum disease. So what’s the difference between gingivitis and gum disease? Gingivitis is characterized by an inflammation of the gums which actually precedes periodontitis (gum disease) however not all gingivitis leads to full blown gum disease.  Gingivitis is… Read more