Gum Disease Risk Factors

When you brush your teeth, do your gums bleed? Many people think that this is normal—but it isn’t! In fact, bleeding gums can be an indicator of various stages of gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common problem; advanced gum disease affects over 40 percent of adults over 30 in the United States. Some individuals have... read more »

Tips on Preventing Gum Disease

To keep your oral cavity from forming periodontal disease, you should brush twice a day and floss once daily. Keeping your chompers and gums healthy is our priority at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, so we've assembled this post on how you can steer clear of gum disease. Periodontal disease is an oral ailment caused by uncontrolled bacteria development on... read more »

Gum Disease Symptoms & Risks

Have you ever heard of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease? Gum disease is a common oral infection that affects numerous people all around the world. Gum disease can have profound consequences if left untreated, including the loss of permanent teeth. Listed below are the symptoms and risks of gum disease: - Receding gum line - Frequent bouts of... read more »

Gum Disease Can Be Treated With Laser Dentistry

If your gums bleed easily, or are tender or red, you may have gum disease. In the case of advanced gum disease, Dr. Shelly Montes may utilize laser dentistry at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. The use of lasers in gum treatments allows more comfort for the patient and more efficient, detailed work for our dentist. Periodontal laser therapy is... read more »

Ways to Spot Gum Disease

Spotting gum disease is important to catch the disorder before it can truly do any serious harm. Because gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a progressive disorder, you can show symptoms of it for a very long time until it progresses into its advanced stages. In its early development, gum disease is known as gingivitis. Gum disease is... read more »