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Chlorhexidine Gluconate: An Easy Way to Manage Gum Disease

January 31, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 10:12 am
Picture of a bottle of mouthwash

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems that there is. It’s estimated that around 50% of adults suffer from the condition to some extent, and statistically speaking their risk only increases as they get older.

It also happens to be one of the most complex oral health problems that there is, with a variety of treatments suited to dealing with the condition at different stages of development. Chlorhexidine gluconate, for example, is a popular treatment that’s prescribed by all kinds of oral health professionals for periodontal illness. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about it.


Getting Around Gum Disease: 3 Questions to Ask Your Periodontist

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 3:37 pm
Illustration of a tooth in an inflamed gum with a light blue background

When people think of dental health, they tend to focus on their teeth. Gums, however, provide the foundation that holds them in place which makes them an equally essential part of the picture. It’s natural to feel anxious if you’ve just been diagnosed with gum disease, especially if you aren’t sure what to expect moving forward. Before starting a particular treatment, your periodontist will discuss the possible options with you. This conversation is also the perfect opportunity for you to gain a better understanding so you can set your mind at ease. Keep reading to learn about 3 questions to ask your periodontist at your next visit!


Periodontal Pockets: What Are They? How Can You Get Rid of Them?

November 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 5:19 pm
“Periodontal disease” sign next to dental model

If your smile is in good shape, you may rarely give any thought to your gums. You may regard them simply as the frame that helps to keep your teeth in place. If you develop gum disease, though, you may begin to worry about periodontal pockets. What exactly are periodontal pockets, and what can you do to get rid of them? Continue reading to learn some valuable information.


3 Incredible Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 12:19 am
a closeup of a periodontal laser tool

When we think about our smiles, our teeth are often the first thing to come to mind—but our gums are just as important! This tissue is responsible for supporting your tooth structures and regulating the inside of your mouth, and without it, you’d be in trouble. One thing that threatens its well-being is gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This common condition affects millions of people, and if left untreated, it will only worsen and hurt more and more of your smile. Fortunately, it can be treated with the help of laser therapy! Keep reading to learn more about three of the awesome benefits this treatment option has to offer.


4 Interesting Facts About Gum Disease

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 12:38 pm
Lower half of a woman's face in a gray turtleneck, pulling her bottom lip down with her pointer finger to reveal her gums

There’s no better time than September, National Gum Care Month, to promote healthy oral hygiene! We tend to think of dental care as pertaining only to our teeth, but our gums play an equally significant role. In fact, gum disease is the number one leading cause of tooth loss in adults- even more than tooth decay! Keep reading to learn 4 facts about gum disease and how you can prevent it!


What Do Soft, Spongy Gums Mean?

August 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 11:16 pm
person smiling after having soft, spongy gums treated

During your regular dental checkups, your dentist doesn’t just focus on your teeth; they also carefully inspect the surrounding tissues for signs of oral health issues. If your gums feel soft or spongy, this could be an early indication of gum disease, a condition that affects nearly half of Americans aged 30 and older. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and important steps to keep your gum health in check.


Probiotics and Oral Health: What You Should Know

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 4:50 pm
woman smiling outside in the sun

A healthy smile is more than just a stunning cosmetic feature – it’s an indicator of overall well-being. Just as a balanced diet and proper oral hygiene play crucial roles in maintaining oral health, recent studies have discovered another potential player in the game: probiotics. These live microorganisms, commonly known as “good bacteria,” have been making waves for their positive impact on gut health. However, their benefits extend beyond digestion, as research suggests that probiotics could also be key players in warding off gum disease.


What Causes Sore & Inflamed Gums?

June 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 5:21 pm
A young woman showing inflamed gums

In oral care, your main focus is likely your teeth. That’s understandable – pearly whites are visible and eye-catching! Still, don’t forget to look after your gum tissue. You might develop sore and inflamed gums otherwise. If you already have, though, there are ways of resolving the issue. Your local Frisco dentist can even suggest a few. To that end, here’s a summary of what causes gum inflammation and some helpful ways to treat it.


If These 3 Symptoms Sound Familiar, You Have Gingivitis

May 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 12:55 pm
man looking at his gums

Whenever you see a commercial for toothpaste, mouthwash, or any other type of oral health product, they usually mention how it can help you fight this threat known as gum disease. But what exactly is gum disease, and more importantly, what are the symptoms you should be on the lookout for? The answer to the first question is simple—it’s a bacterial infection of the tissues that support your teeth. The early and most common form is known as gingivitis, and if any of these three symptoms sound familiar, then you might already have it.


Why Do Gums Recede? 5 Possible Causes

April 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — friscoperio @ 8:37 pm
Render of gum recession in the lower arch

If your teeth seem like they’ve gotten longer, it could be a sign of gum recession. This is when the gums start to move away from the teeth, leaving the roots more visible. If your periodontist doesn’t address the problem quickly, you’ll be at a higher risk for cavities, and you may eventually be in danger of losing your teeth. In order to protect your smile from receding gums, it’s helpful to know what can potentially cause them; here are 5 common reasons.

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