How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

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Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. At Staten Island Dental Care we maintain a special periodontal program to focus on gum health. Swelling of the gums occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the…

5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease, typically called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage such…

Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease For Manhattan

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Here is some vital news for NYC residents: periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages. So, what warning signs should people be looking for? 1. Gums that bleed very easily 2. Gums that…

Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are critical for ideal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and…

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Hello Staten Island residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The…