gum disease

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease and gingivitis are words that get thrown around toothpaste and mouthwash commercials all the time. But do you really know what they mean? What is periodontitis? Periodontitis, or gum disease, is the inflammation of the tissues that support your teeth and can cause them to pull away. Sometimes this can be limited to…

Dealing with Decay

Dealing with Decay When most people think about tooth decay or cavities, they might think back to something they might have experienced in childhood. In reality, dental caries (more commonly known as cavities) are the most common dental problem experienced by both children and adults. What is tooth decay? We have billions of bacteria in…

Preventing Tooth Erosion

Preventing Tooth Erosion Tooth erosion, or tooth wear, is the loss of the surrounding tooth structure. This loss occurs when the hard part of your teeth – which is called the enamel – is worn away by acid. Overtime, this erosion can leave your teeth sensitive, cracked, and discolored. What causes tooth erosion? Acid is…