Periodontitis is a gum disease that is one of the most common oral problems among people. It occurs when the deeper periodontal structures and gums become inflamed. This inflammation causes gum bleeding, swelling, and redness. Inflammation is often caused by the accumulation of harmful bacteria around the teeth. It can spread to the roots of [...]
As we learn more and more about how our body systems are connected, it has become clear that a healthy mouth is critically important to have a healthy body. For many years, gum disease was thought to only impact the health of the mouth and jaw. Today, we know differently. Gum disease has been linked [...]
Periodontal disease is pretty scary sounding. And for some of our Shelby Township area dental patients, it can be. If we have diagnosed you with periodontal disease, you are not alone. Many adults and teens in the U.S. suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a perfectly treatable and preventable condition that [...]
Periodontal disease is one of the quickest growing oral health concerns for Shelby Township patients. With more than 80% of adults in the United States suffering from some level of periodontal disease, it’s become increasingly important to find alternative and effective ways of treating bacterial growth and infection in the mouth and gums. Making this [...]
Shelby Township Dentist Explains Importance of Measuring Gums at a Dental Cleaning Hi, my name is Nikki Goolsby, and I'm a registered Dental Hygienist here at HPS Advanced Dental Care located in Shelby Township, Michigan. You may have heard your hygienist at your previous cleanings start rambling off some numbers and you have no idea [...]
Gum disease (known as periodontitis) is a silent disease. It is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. You can’t see it. There’s usually no pain. Often times, you don’t even know you have it. If left untreated, gum disease just gets worse and can compromise your oral health and your overall health. It is possible to have periodontal disease and have no warning signs. Research has demonstrated that as many as 3 out of 4 people will experience some form of gum disease in their lifetime. There are many reasons to take gum disease seriously. o one wants to lose teeth. No one wants to risk heart disease. No one wants to risk diabetes. No one wants to risk cancer. Knowing your Oral Health Scores is the first step toward healthier teeth and gums. It allows us to chart your course to better oral health. Remember that if caught early enough, gum disease can be reversed or prevented altogether. Now is the time to find out if you are at risk for gum disease. There can be no greater peace of mind than knowing you are protecting your health.
There are many tests that help doctors predict our risk of developing certain diseases. We routinely get our blood pressure taken to assess our risk of hypertension. A blood pressure of higher than 120/80 is considered high risk and in need of treatment. We get our cholesterol checked to assess our risk of heart disease. [...]