It’s a beautiful summer day outside. You are walking through a park when, out of nowhere, a levitating bowl full of giant pinwheel lollipops appears in front of you. You reach for a particularly colorful one and take a huge chomp out of it. Suddenly, clouds fill the sky and shards of the lollipop fall from your mouth. You look down only to realize it’s your teeth that have all fallen to the ground instead!
Sound like a familiar nightmare? Bad dreams ...
We have compiled a list of myths to help you, the patient, learn the facts about periodontal disease. This disease can be severe if left untreated and can cause health issues beyond just your oral cavity. In addition to tooth loss, gum disease may contribute to the progression of other diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. So let's debunk some of the things you've heard about gum disease!
"Bleeding gums are normal."
Red, swollen, and bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, which, ...