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gingivitis leads to periodontal diseaseAlso referred to as periodontitis, periodontal disease affects the connective tissue that supports the teeth.

A person with this disease might suffer progressive bone loss which eventually leads to loss of the teeth. It is caused by bacteria found between the teeth and the gum.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to the teeth becoming loose.

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gingivitis leads to periodontal diseasePeriodontal disease is one of the most common dental problems and involves inflammation of or infection of the gums. If left untreated gum disease can eventually lead to the loss of teeth and damage to your bones, so it is important that you let us treat your gums right away to reverse the damage.

Gum disease, like other dental problems, is the result of bacteria living in your mouth. These bacteria feed on the food particles in your mouth and can form plaque that sticks to your teeth. Over time, this plague hardens and becomes tartar that has to be removed by a dentist.

The initial stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This problem primarily involves red, inflamed gums that may bleed easily. If you notice that your gums are bleeding after you brush your teeth, for example, give us a call so that we can help clean your teeth and reverse the inflammation.

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A pregnant womanA recent article reported at Foxnews.com by Julie Relevant discusses the connection between pregnancy and oral health. The data is pretty revealing and conclusive that, if you’re pregnant, you are more likely to develop conditions, such as gingivitis and periodontal disease.

As explained in the article…

Pregnancy gingivitis occurs because the increase in the hormone progesterone during pregnancy causes an exaggerated response to the plaque that’s already in your mouth. “The reaction to those toxins and those poisons from the plaque build-up is increased,” according to Dr. Amanda Seay, Orbit for Kids gum spokesperson.

And even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing, pregnancy gingivitis can still be a problem. If left untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease, which studies show increases your risk for having a preterm and low birth weight baby.

Read the entire article here…

If you’re pregnant call Shine Dental Associates today to schedule a periodontal exam with our board certified periodontist who will assess the state of your oral health and make sure that you do not develop gum disease or other oral health problems during your pregnancy.

Dr. Vikas Mittle - Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Vikas Mittle
Board Certified Periodontist

Experts indicate that periodontal disease is on the rise and point to three significant reasons for this unfortunate development. First, our population is aging, and gum disease is often seen in elderly adults. Second, smoking and escalating chronic health conditions like diabetes have a dramatic impact on oral health. However, the third and more troubling issue is that routine dental checkups are being put off in these difficult economic times, allowing small problems to escalate into severe issues.

Periodontists offer important dental services for people of all ages that can intervene now to stop erosion of oral health and restore a sense of well-being. Periodontists fight the effects of gum disease, caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth.

In its earliest stages as gingivitis, gums may appear puffy and inflamed. If addressed vigorously at this stage, a solid regimen of brushing and flossing, along with routine care by your dentist can resolve the issue. But as the plaque hardens into tartar and settles into the gum line, bacterial pockets form around the teeth and eat away at the tissue and bone holding them in place. Without intervention, tooth loss will often occur. Persons who smoke and have chronic conditions like diabetes are at even greater risk for the serious forms of periodontal gum disease.

Periodontists, like Dr. Vikas Mittle at Shine Dental Associates, have many tools in their arsenal to fight periodontal gum disease. Through root scaling and planing, they can clean away infections around the root of the tooth to save it from bone and tissue erosion. They offer many surgical techniques designed to strengthen damaged bone and help to regenerate gums that may have receded away from the teeth. When needed, periodontists also offer dental implant surgery to replace missing teeth and help stabilize the bite.

Good oral health is an essential component of living well.  Periodontists diagnose and treat complex dental issues so that you have a smile to be proud of. Even more importantly they address serious dental issues through expert care that will enhance your overall physical health and keep you feeling younger even into your mature years.

For a free consultation with Shine Dental Associate’s board certified periodontist please call (516) 348-8500.

gingivitisIf you have inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bone structure that supports the teeth, you are not alone. Many adults in the US suffer from periodontal disease, which is a kind of gum disease that affects the bone structure around the teeth. This irritation is caused because of the reaction of the gums to food debris, calculus and plaque building up between the teeth and the gums.

Gum tissues would become red and swollen as a result. Even bleeding can occur when brushing the teeth and flossing.

This article will highlight three tips to avoid periodontal disease.

1. Taking regular care of your mouth is very important to avoid periodontal disease. Brushing the teeth twice a day, flossing a few minutes a day and using an effective mouthwash is very important in this regard. The first two methods will help to remove food particles from between the teeth and the gums while the mouthwash will help to reduce bacterial action in the mouth.

2. Eating adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables are very important to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Consuming plenty of fluoridated water and calcium rich foods are also important in this regard. Avoiding sugary foodstuff is mandatory in maintaining good oral health. Regular exercises will help to improve blood flow, which is important to the gums and teeth roots.

3. Visiting your dentist at least twice a year is very important to prevent any oral diseases. “Prevention is better than cure”, this old saying is very true as visiting the dentist can help to identify any abnormalities in your gums or teeth. Dental x-rays can help to keep you updated about the bone structure of your teeth. Any early signs of oral disease can be diagnosed by your regular visits to the dentist.

Call Shine Dental Associates at (516) 348-8500 to schedule your next dental check up.

Hi, my name is Dr. Vik Mittle. I am a Board Certified Periodontist at Shine Dental Associates, located in Syosset.

There are several signs showing the fact that you have gum disease or periodontal disease. Some of the most common signs that people always talk about, what you see in the newspapers or TV commercials are bleeding gums. That’s a very important sign because, in fact, that means that your gums are inflamed. You have a lot of bacteria and a lot of plague that’s underneath your gums which causes your body to respond.

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