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Considering Putting Off Your Periodontal Treatment? What's the Worst That Could Happen?

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Do your gums bleed every time you brush or floss? Do you have a persistent case of bad breath, regardless of how diligent you are about brushing? Do your teeth appear longer all of a sudden because your gums have started to recede?

All of these can be a sign of gum disease, and if you decide to put off treatment with your Owing Mills periodontist, the worst that can happen is that you can lose your teeth.

Gum Disease Will Not Go Away On Its Own

When you have an infection in your gums, no amount of brushing and flossing will get rid of it. Some people even hold back on brushing ...

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Quality of Life and Periodontal Disease

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If you are a news-savvy person, you have probably heard all about the connection between periodontal disease and other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and low birth weight in babies. This makes it even more essential to maintain the health of your gums to avoid serious health complications in the future.

What many patients express to us at their dental cleaning appointments is that gum disease actually negatively impacts their day-to-day lives.

Pain and Sensitivity

Gum disease, even in the early stages called gingivitis, can make brushing, flossing, and eating feel uncomfortable. Inflamed and bleeding gums usually feel tender and sore. As gum disease progresses, this discomfort worsens. As ...

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How Nail Biting can Affect your Teeth

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Nail biting is a common habit, and a tough one to break! Biting your nails can put a lot of stress on your teeth over time, even though you may not be able to feel it on a more acute level. Some of the potential dental issues that occur from nail-biting include:

Cracked or broken teeth

Even though your teeth probably feel much stronger than your nails, putting the additional pressure of nail biting on your teeth on a regular basis can cause a lot of stress. This can eventually lead to cracks or breaks in your teeth, which can lead to severe damage and intensive treatment needs in the future. If ...

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