hand holding hybrid fixed dentures

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Gum disease has been a significant problem in human history for many millennia. It is hard to imagine Ancient Egyptians or other societies brushing their teeth. Even the original civilizations knew that brushing your teeth was the best way to maintain healthy teeth.   We’ve evolved the concept of oral hygiene over thousands of years.…

a doctor checking on a patients gums after she asked What is gingivitis

What is Gingivitis?

While most American adults visit their dentist at least once a year, dental problems are still common in the United States. Conditions like tooth decay, which impact more than 90% of adults, can lead to other dental problems, such as periodontal disease. Gum disease affects 47.2% of all adults and 50% of adults ages 30…