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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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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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