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Foods To Prevent Gum Disease

We recently had a patient whose gums were receding at a rapid pace even though her dental hygiene was impeccable. There could be many causes of gum recession. Did you know that one of them could be what you are or are not eating? One way to heal gum disease is through...

Gum Recession and Aging

We’ve done plenty of articles on gum recession and the causes and prevention; however one aspect that we wanted to note is gum recession as it relates to aging.  As we get older, the everyday wear and tear of life takes a toll on our oral health. That said, it...

Hormonal Changes Affect Gums

Believe it or not, changes in your hormones can actually result in sensitive gums. Gums become more sensitive, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), because hormone fluctuations – such as those common during pregnancy – can change the way your body...

Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by...

Sugar Consumption Has Negative Effect on Dental Health

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption. By now you’ve probably heard about the outspoken voice of chef Jamie Oliver and his passion on this topic. The British Dental...

Blueberry Extract Could Fight Gum Disease

Dr. Phillips is keen on whole health dentistry. Recently there was an article related to blueberry extract and its benefit in fighting gum disease. Gum disease is a common condition among adults that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth, and...