Gum Disease and How You Can Improve Your Oral Health
By Dr. Laura Kearney What is Gum Disease? Gum Disease, also known as Periodontal Disease in the advanced stages, is a common inflammatory condition caused by plaque irritating and inflaming the tissue surrounding your teeth. Plaque is formed on everyone’s teeth but buildup can be avoided through regular flossing and thorough brushing. However, if you do not practice daily flossing and brushing, the bacterial plaque releases toxins which can cause major damage to your gums…. Read more »
What are canker sores? What are some solutions to remedy them?
By Dr. Laura Kearney Canker sores, also known as Aphthous Ulcers, are the most common mouth ulcer and are seen in my dentist office frequently. The cause of canker sores is unknown yet there are many factors related to why we get them: Trauma of the mouth or stress can cause canker sores. For example, if you are eating something and it scrapes the inside of your mouth, this has the potential to turn into… Read more »