Category: Gum Disease

How Do I Protect My Gums from Disease?

If you brush your teeth twice and floss at least once every day, then you can dramatically boost your chances of protecting your smile from conditions like progressive gum disease. Yet, despite sticking to good hygiene, many people still develop such issues and are forced to treat them before they grow too severe. Fortunately, patients… Read more »

Quiz: The Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Awareness Month. Across the country, medical professionals are raising awareness about this disease that affects millions of people. Did you know that there is a potential link between gum disease and diabetes?

Understanding The Basics of Good Dental Health

A healthy smile is often brighter and more attractive. To help your smile reach peak brilliance, you need to maintain good dental health. At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, Dr. Truong and our staff of dental care professionals can help you better understand what it takes to maintain healthy, beautiful teeth and gums.

FAQs: Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes?

Gum disease is a serious dental health issue that affects millions of people in the United States. However, periodontal disease may also be linked with another common health problem: diabetes. Dr. Diep Truong discusses the possible link between diabetes and periodontal disease. She also offers tips for identifying and potentially preventing the onset of gum… Read more »

Quiz: How Often Should I See the Dentist?

How often do we really need to see the dentist? This is fairly common question. Some people insist once a year is enough while others may see the dentist only if they experience discomfort. However, everyone should visit the dentist at least once every six months for a checkup and dental cleaning to ensure optimal… Read more »

Quiz: How Often Do I Need a Checkup?

So, when was the last time you had a dental checkup? According to a recent study from the UK, the average time between dental checkups is just shy of four years. On average, the study shows, people see the dentist once every three years and eight months. As we will discuss, people should be stopping… Read more »

Are Men More Susceptible to Gum Disease?

Not only is Father’s Day next week, but June is actually Men’s Health Month as well. Maintaining good oral health is a vital part of ensuring our overall health. For men, taking steps to keep their smiles healthy actually reduces the risk of a serious dental problem that affects men more than women: gum disease.

Why Do I Get Toothaches?

Everyone experiences a toothache at some point in his or her life. However, this doesn’t mean you should ignore an aching tooth. Instead, if you notice your toothache persists after 24 hours, you should contact your dentist. Identifying the cause of your toothache may be the first step on the road toward a healthier smile.

Do You Have Gum Disease?

Did you know over 64.7 million Americans have gum disease? These numbers are the result of an extensive Centers for Disease Control study, which reveals the shocking prevalence of this serious dental health issue. Across America, millions of people suffer the uncomfortable symptoms of gum disease. How do you know if you have gum disease?… Read more »

Why Do I Need a Dental Cleaning?

A dental cleaning is a common procedure. As a result, many people underestimate the importance of undergoing a routine cleaning. At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, we understand that a simple dental cleaning helps protect smiles against tooth decay and gum disease.