Category Archives: Periodontal Disease

Gum Disease | Phoenix AZ

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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