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How do I prevent gum disease?

What causes gum disease? I'd like to know, is there any way to prevent it?

I brush my teeth 2x a day, why do I still have bad breath?

I have no broken teeth, and I believe I have no cavities, but even if I brush my teeth twice a day I still have bad breath? What could this be?

Invisalign, dental bonding, and gum grafts?

I am about to begin my invisalign treatment in one week. However, I was told today that I need gum graft surgery for receding gums and dental bonding for highly sensitive teeth....

Does periodontal treatment hurt?

I have an ongoing infection in my gums, and I'm being referred to a periodontist for treatment. My dentist told me that the treatment would start immediately once my periodontist...

How can an abscessed tooth kill you?

There was a story on the New York Times about a 12-year-old boy who actually died from an untreated tooth abscess. I never realized that these can actually kill someone if not...

What can cause gingivitis?

My dentist found that I have gingivitis and now I'm going through treatment for it and changing some of my oral care routines at home to reverse it. But I'm not sure how this...

What should I expect from my first periodontist visit?

My dentist referred me to a periodontist after I complained about chronic bad breath. He wants to make sure that I don't have any periodontal disease. Is there anything that...

Are there any warning signs of gingivitis?

I was diagnosed with gingivitis a few months ago, but I feel like I had no symptoms of it, whatsoever. If it wasn't for my dentist, I probably would still think that nothing is...

How safe are dental x-rays?

I have dental x-rays at least once a year, before cleanings; for dental work; for gum and periodontal work, etc. How safe are dental x-rays, really?

What do healthy gums look like?

I heard that a lot of people in the US have issues with gums. What should my gums look like if they're healthy?

When is a periodontist preferred over a dentist?

When would you suggest me to go to a periodontist over a dentist?

I have small boils developing around my gums. What could they be?

I have noticed small boils that have developed around my gums, and they're a little painful. What could they be from?

Are bleeding gums in kids a cause of concern?

My son's gums are bleeding, especially when he brushes his teeth. He is 14 years old. Should I be concerned about his bleeding gums, and what should I do to help him?

Will my increased sugar levels cause a problem to treat my gum disease?

I'm being treated for my gum issue, but my sugar levels are high. Are these levels causing a delay in my healing problem?

Can extreme gingivitis be life threatening?

I have excessive gingivitis in my gums. Can this be life threatening for me?

My gums are turning blackish-pink. Is this something that comes with aging?

I am 59 years old. Over the past year, I've noticed my gums are becoming more blackish-pink in color. Is this normal for people as they age?

How often can I use a mouthwash in a day?

I have bad breath, and use mouth wash to make my breath smell as fresh as possible. But how many times can I use mouthwash away?

Why do I have a thick white coating on my tongue?

I have a thick white coating on my tongue, and it's not really going away. Why do I have this?

What is the life of a dental implant?

How much time should pass before I get my dental implants changed?

I can feel a certain pressure on my gums. What could it be?

I feel slight pressure on my gums, especially when I brush my teeth in the morning. What could this be from?

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