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Concerns for Pregnancy

Your mouth can be affected by the hormonal changes you will experience during pregnancy.  For example, some women develop a condition known as pregnancy gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that can cause swelling and tenderness.  Your gums also may bleed a little when you brush or floss.  Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to more […]

Risk Factors of Gum Disease

It is important to pay very close attention to your oral health.  Recognizing certain risk factors could be crucial in maintaining good oral hygiene.  Here are some factors to be aware of; **Over flossing and excessive vigorous brushing may injure your teeth or gums. **If you have a family member with gum disease or cavities, […]

Important Health Considerations

Everyone knows that a woman’s hormones can cause bloating, irritability, moodiness, and the occasional hot flash or emotional outburst. A recent study by the Academy of General Dentistry states that one’s oral health is also hormone-dependent. As hormonal changes occur throughout a woman’s life she also experiences changes in her oral health. Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, […]