April 22, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of Americans have some form of gum disease — and many do not even know they have it! Because the disease is usually painless, you may not know you have developed a bacterial infection that can gradually eat away at the structures holding […]

February 2, 2019

Keeping your teeth and gums clean and free of disease is not just good for your smile – it’s also good for your overall health and wellness. An ongoing body of research has linked gum disease to other serious, potentially life-threatening diseases, making it more important than ever to practice good oral hygiene.

June 15, 2018

Anyone is able to contract gum disease or periodontal disease if they don’t maintain an adequate oral hygiene routine. If someone doesn’t brush or floss regularly, a thin layer of bacteria and plaque will start to build up on the teeth and gums beginning the process of inflammation. Although anyone is able to contract gum […]

June 5, 2018 May 31, 2018 May 25, 2018

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that smoking cigarettes causes heart disease, strokes, many different types of cancer, and countless other life-threatening health conditions. As if you needed another reason to quit smoking, the toxins and chemicals found in cigarettes are also linked to gum disease, tooth loss, oral cancer, and many other oral health conditions. […]

May 20, 2018 May 15, 2018

If you’ve been following our blog, you already know the causes, signs, and health risks associated with gum disease, as well as how to prevent it with good oral hygiene practices. While good oral hygiene and regular trips to the dentist are ideal for preventing gum disease, our experts at Pacific Northwest Periodontics in Seattle […]

May 10, 2018 March 10, 2018

Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Pacific Northwest Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Last time, we talked about what periodontal disease is, as well as some diseases that are linked with it. In this blog, we’re going to take a deeper look at the root causes of periodontal disease and what you can […]