The Vital Importance of Caring for Your Gums in Illinois

When it comes to maintaining oral health, many people focus primarily on their teeth. However, the significance of gum care should never be overlooked. Healthy gums play a crucial role in overall oral well-being and are essential for preserving the stability and longevity of your teeth. Let’s look at a few reasons why it’s important

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Are You Watching For Cavities?

Tooth decay is one of the most common health problems there is. Are you doing everything you can to prevent it? In this post from David Rice DDS in Elgin IL we have some practical ideas that can help. What causes a cavity? Every time we eat or drink, plaque bacteria break down sugar that

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Gum Disease: Completely Preventable

Gum disease is a progressive condition that, left unchecked, can result in the loss of some or even all of your teeth. It is also a treatable condition, at David Rice DDS in Elgin. Formally called periodontal disease, it attacks the tissue that support your teeth. In its milder form it is called gingivitis. According

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Treating Gingivitis

In its mildest form, gum disease is called gingivitis. It is easily treatable at David Rice DDS in Elgin, but since gum disease is progressive, prompt treatment is definitely in order. If you’re diagnosed with gingivitis your first reaction might be one of alarm. After all, gum disease is one of the leading causes of

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9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

Unfortunately, gum disease is very common. Fortunatel,y it is treatable at David Rice DDS in Elgin. Here’s some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups, not major treatment. Brush for two to three minutes,

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Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. And even though it is treatable, it is also avoidable, which is why we are such big advocates of good dental hygiene, here at David Rice DDS in Elgin. What do your gums do? The soft tissue in your mouth, like skin, has

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Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease is more common than you might think. At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we see patients with gum disease every day. It’s as serious matter, because gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Some people aren’t even aware they have it until we see it during a checkup. Fortunately, it is

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How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

Gum disease is far too common. With that in mind, those of us at David Rice DDS in Elgin have put together a short quiz to test your knowledge about this totally preventable condition. 1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease? a. Pregnancy b. Malocclusion c. Diabetes d. Family history 2.

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How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. This is a serious condition, and one that is treatable at David A. Rice DDS in Elgin. Swelling of the gums occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If

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If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing? Gum Disease in Elgin

“Should I stop flossing my teeth if my gums bleed?” We are asked this occasionally at David Rice, DDS in Elgin. The answer is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly, and may be an early sign of developing gum disease. What constitutes effective, thorough

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Memberships & Associations

Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS


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