Category: Gum Disease

Your Moreno Valley Dentist Discusses: Bleeding Gums

What is it that you see when you look in the mirror during dental hygiene sessions? Is it blood? Well, then, your Moreno Valley dentist encourages you to learn more about bleeding gums and what they might mean. Before you jump to any conclusions, it’s best to consider our advice, so you understand what to… Read more »

Gum Disease: A True-Or-False Quiz

You may think that a problem with gum health is something that only affects people who completely neglect their teeth. Or, maybe you assume that since you occasionally schedule dental visits, you must be in the clear. Minor swelling? Couldn’t possible be a true problem, right? We encourage you to test your knowledge regarding gum disease…. Read more »

Root Planing and Scaling: What’s the Scoop?

When you go into the dentist for a dental checkup and cleaning, your designated hygienist is prepared to do their very best to remove excess tartar (hardened plaque) at the gumline. Root planing and scaling may be recommended as a more thorough treatment in order to halt gum infection which has already started. These may… Read more »

Oral Hygiene FAQs

Many people have questions abut the basics of oral hygiene when they go to the dentist. Technology and available products change all the time, and you may want to know if your practices have you on the right track. Some of the most common questions the Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group hear from patients include:… Read more »

Studies on Gum Disease Abound

Gum disease is a result of an overrun immune system responding to bacterial overload. Severe periodontal disease is called periodontitis, and carries unpleasant symptoms such as bleeding gum tissues, tooth decay, tooth loss, and diminished bone density. Incidence of periodontal infection increases as you get older. Many people accept that dental work like root canal… Read more »

Drink Green Tea for Healthier Gums

Green tea has been used for about 4,000 years in Asian cultures as a remedy for all sorts of different ailments. Recently, green tea has become increasingly more popular in America. Scientific research suggests that drinking green tea promotes weight loss, a healthy heart, and could even aid in cancer prevention. Research evidence suggests that… Read more »

Bleeding Gums: A Bad Sign

Have you ever noticed blood in the sink when you’re brushing your teeth? There is something known as “pink toothbrush” when blood stains the bristles. It’s generally a sign that you have some form of gum disease. When a patient has periodontitis (severe gum disease) they have either ignored early signs like puffy gums, or perhaps went without any… Read more »