Category Archives: Periodontal Disease

Six ways to keep the gums healthy and beautiful!

The gums from the teeth, and are part of a healthy, beautiful smile. However, many patients in the area of Mesa, Arizona will schedule an appointment with our dental team at Drs. of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry and ask about ways to keep the gums clean and healthy. Below are several recommendations and tips from […]

Gum recontouring for a more attractive smile

Just like the frame of a picture enhances its appearance, the gums of the smile do the same for the teeth. When the soft tissues surrounding the teeth are unevenly shaped, too large or small, or not effectively proportioned with the smile, it can make a negative impact. Some patients end up with a smile […]

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Boost Your Heart by Brushing Your Teeth

For decades, doctors have been talking about the potential connection between heart health and oral health. And it appears that heart disease and poor oral health do have a relationship. But how? The biggest reason is inflammation. When you don’t care for your mouth and teeth properly, you’re setting yourself up for sore, swollen gums. […]

Secondhand Smoke and Periodontal Disease

Smokers are 50% more likely to develop periodontal disease, even when they maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine. This is because the chemicals in cigarette smoke attack healthy tissue both externally, through contact, and internally, through the blood stream. Unfortunately, it is this second form of attack that increases the risk of periodontal disease even […]

Questions to ask your Dentist

What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that develops on your teeth and gums. Over time, the bacteria in this plaque can produce acid and eat through your tooth enamel which leads to dental cavities. If you do not diligently maintain good dental hygiene practices and visit our Mesa dental office twice a year for […]

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