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The 5 Stages of Gum Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

It is estimated that 1 in 7 adults ages 35 to 44 have experienced some stages of gum disease, ranging from bleeding gums to advanced periodontitis. Many people may not even realize they have it! Here are the five stages of gum disease with signs and symptoms to watch for: Bleeding The earliest sign of gum disease is bleeding when brushing or flossing. This often manifests in a pink tinge on your toothbrush or bleeding after you floss. You may also notice a…

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Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The good news is that American adults are living longer. The average age in the United States is increasing, so it is important to maintain good oral health habits for teeth to continue to function properly. Older Americans need to maintain a healthy diet and have regular check-ups with their dentist. The elderly often take a variety of medications (on average 9 to 13 prescriptions per month) which may have side effects that can impact your oral health. Chronic health…

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