Gum Disease

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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Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

Beautiful smiles require healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy bone. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other problems. However, it is frequently the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth because the blood supply and stimulus necessary for maintaining

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If Your Gums Are Swollen and Sore, Call David Rice DDS in Elgin

If you are a worried Elgin resident experiencing inflamed gums or an aching tooth, you’re are not alone.

About one third of U.S. adults are affected by tooth decay, according to the CDC, and gum disease plagues one in seven people age 35 to 40. Don’t ignore these symptoms; call David Rice DDS today at 855-219-8706 for immediate treatment.

At David Rice DDS, we take gum disease, sometimes called gingivitis, seriously because left untreated it can lead to loss of bone and tissue that support the teeth.

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