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Watch for the Signs of Gingivitis [video]

Gingivitis is early-stage gum disease. The good news is that it’s easily reversible when diagnosed and treated early. The bad news is that if left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, or later-stage gum disease. This video from the American Dental Association explains risk factors and offers tips for preventing the disease. It’s always important to visit the dentist regularly. ...

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Do I have Gum Disease? [quiz]

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is very common in American adults. The ADA estimates that half of adults over the age of 30 have had it in some form. When diagnosed early, it can often be reversed simply by practicing better oral care habits. Take this quiz, then call Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (413) 241-3995 or through our handy online ...

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Don’t Let Gum Disease Sneak Up On You

The bad news is that gum disease is very common. The good news is that if it’s caught early enough, it’s completely reversible. You can keep gum disease at bay with good dental hygiene and by seeing the staff at Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA for routine dental care. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, starts with bacteria in the mouth. That bacteria ...

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Treating Gum Disease Before It’s Too Late!

Treating Gum Disease Before It’s Too Late! We often talk about preventive dentistry and the benefits of keeping up with your teeth and gums in-between your visits to our Longmeadow dental office. But we don’t talk enough about the benefits of catching things early, should any problematic issues arise and pose a threat to your oral health. One issue that we often help patients work ...

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Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease Pt. 3

In our last two blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2), we’ve been discussing gum (sometimes called periodontal) disease. In the first post, we examined the causes (plaque and inflammation). In the second, we went over the symptoms of each of the two stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis, as well as how each can be treated. Both can be prevented with oral hygiene and making and keeping ...

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Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease Pt. 2

Welcome back to our three-part blog series, Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease. Our goal with this series is simple: to help our patients in Long Meadow, MA (as well as the general public) understand the nature of gum disease, and to empower you to take preventive steps, including coming in for a cleaning, exam, or if necessary treatment for gum disease. This is the second of three posts; you can ...

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