Category: Gum Health

Detecting Gum Disease | El Cajon Dentist

Gum disease is something that can affect 3 out of 4 people in a lifetime. Gum disease is typically painless and you may not know you have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Gum disease, or periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss. As we mentioned it’s typically painless and can be hard to spot yourself. Below are some...Read More

Posted on September 29, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,

Gum Recession | El Cajon Dentist

One of the most common dental problems is gum recession, but it’s frequently ignored because it occurs slowly.  But what is gum recession? It is the process of the gums pulling back from the tooth, exposing more of the tooth material than normal. Many patients first notice tooth sensitivity, or perhaps they notice a single tooth looks longer than the others. While gum recession is often painless, it should not be ignored.

Fortunately, receding gums can be treated in a variety of ways. Mild cases...Read More

Posted on September 12, 2015 By sitemanager in ,