Tag Archives: periodontal disease

My gums are sore and bleed when I brush my teeth – maybe if I wait it will just go away.

If your hands became swollen and started to bleed when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think it’s normal if their gums bleed or are swollen when they brush or floss. Swollen and bleeding gums are a warning that something is wrong with your oral health.  It could be as simple […]

Oral health a part of your overall health

Your oral health offers clues about your overall health. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontal (gum) disease might play a role in some diseases.  According to the Mayo Clinic, possible conditions associated with your oral health include: Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis […]