The Importance of Early Treatment for Gum Disease

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Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums. The bacteria that cause gum disease elicit an inflammatory response that can make gum tissue red, tender, and puffy. Left untreated, gum disease can progress to harm your smile and your body. In Henderson NV, Dr. Heeyup Ghim of Black Mountain Dental stresses […]

Bleeding Gums? Consider This

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A bit of blood in the sink during your normal brushing routine could mean that you’re scrubbing too hard with the toothbrush. Or, maybe you were a little too aggressive with your dental floss. But, consider this: Your bleeding gums could also be the warning sign of a hidden health condition that requires your attention. […]

Gum Disease Prevention & Treatment

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The body of evidence linking periodontal (gum) disease to whole-body health problems continues to grow. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults age 30 and over have gum disease. Many of us, though, aren’t aware that we’re at risk for the devastating effects of this chronic […]