Gum Disease

Gum Disease.

What You Should Know about Gum Disease, Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis When your dentist or hygienist talks to you about brushing and flossing daily, it’s not because she has a burning desire to lecture you – nor is it because the clinic owns stock in a dental supply company. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing at least once and having your teeth cleaned twice a year goes a long way toward treating and preventing periodontal or gum […]

Gum Disease, Gingivitis, Periodontitus

Dental Myths & Dental Facts

Dental Myths Debunked by Dr. Shamblott Dental Myth: Only the sugar in sweets and desserts are bad for teeth. Dental Fact: Many foods have natural sugars in them. Both natural and processed sugars can cause tooth decay if they stay on teeth. It is important to limit the amount of sweets you consume and to brush and floss twice a day. back to top Dental Myth: There is no need to brush baby teeth. Dental Fact: Even though all of […]

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Photo by luccawithcheese Did you know there is a link between your body’s overall health and your oral health? Gum disease and health problems such as a stroke and other cardiovascular problems can be more closely related than one would expect. There are some warning signs to watch for that may indicate that you having periodontal disease: gums that bleed easily while brushing, red or swollen gums, persistent bad breath, loose or separating teeth. The early stage of periodontal disease […]

Diabetes and Oral Health Information from Shamblott Family Dentistry

Photo by Bodytel Diabetes is a disease marked by high levels of sugar in the bloodstream. Some common symptoms of diabetes are fatigue, frequent urination, mildly high blood pressure, and increased thirst. There are two types of diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. In type 2 diabetes, the cells become resistant to insulin and the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is […]