Gum Disease

Keep gum disease away.

5 Ways to Defend Against the Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

The National Library of Medicine states that 47.2% of all adults in the United States have some form of gum disease. The chances of developing gum issues increase with age, and periodontal disease can affect not just your oral health but your overall health as well.   Gum disease is common, but is it inevitable? No,…
Know the signs of gum disease

5 Key Warning Signs of Gum Disease to Watch For

When you plan a trip to the dentist or think about scheduling one, you probably think about your teeth and worry about whether you have any cavities. But, did you know that oral health is about more than just your teeth? Your gums play a significant role in your oral health. And unhealthy gums can…

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Gingivitis

Gum disease begins with gingivitis. If this condition is not addressed in a timely manner, it can progress and damage your oral health, leading to infection, mobility, and even tooth loss. At our Corpus Christi, TX practice, Drs. Robertson and Orchard offer periodontal treatment to reduce infection and prevent complications. Here, we discuss the first [...]

What Causes Poor Gum Health?

To have the healthiest smile possible, it's important to have healthy gums. That can be a challenge for a variety of reasons. Thankfully our Corpus Christi dental practice offers the latest restorative dentistry treatments that help address periodontal disease and gum recession. Of course, prevention is always the best policy. With that in mind, let's [...]

Preventing Tooth Loss from Gum Disease

The mouth is a warm, moist environment that makes it a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. While the presence of bacteria alone is not a sign of an unhealthy mouth, patients do need to be cautious. By practicing good oral hygiene habits, and scheduling routine general dentistry treatments that will keep the teeth clean, patients [...]

Gum Recession Causes and Treatments

Gum recession is a serious dental condition that can increase a patient’s risk of tooth decay, cause sensitivity, and affect the appearance of the smile. If you have a receding gum line, Dr. Charles A. Robertson and Dr. Nicholas Perry Orchard invite you to schedule a general dentistry appointment to undergo a gum recession evaluation [...]

Gum Disease and the Link to Overall Health

By many accounts, gum disease is the most common disease among Americans, affecting close to 80 percent of adults to some degree. In its more advanced stages, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and the decay of jawbone tissue, requiring multiple types of restorative dentistry. But even in milder forms it can carry negative [...]