Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What you didn’t know about Gum Disease

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Periodontal Treatment - Dentist Newbury ParkGum disease, also called periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the tissues and bone that support the teeth.

Gum disease is generally caused by a buildup of plaque, which is a colorless and sticky layer of germs that naturally forms on teeth and gums. This plaque contains bacteria and other particles, which produce toxins that damage your gums.

Friday, March 18, 2011


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People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.

One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, and allows your upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking.