Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

A Bit of Advice on Brushing Teeth

Brushing your teeth is something you either do, or you know you should do. It’s a simple enough task that, when instilled from childhood, really doesn’t require much thought or effort. Yet we can all most likely admit a time or two when we skipped one of our recommended twice-daily oral hygiene sessions. If this… Read more »

Connecting Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease

Practicing good, consistent oral hygiene requires being on top of your schedule. In the case of someone with Alzheimer’s, forgetfulness is the main challenge of the disease. This isn’t just your common “now where did I put my car keys?” situation. Alzheimer’s patients can forget what day it is, what month it is, what year… Read more »

Meet your Beautiful Teeth

Naturally, dentists are very fond of teeth. They are fascinating things if you take the time to learn about them. The average person focuses mostly on the part you see, which is the dentin covered by enamel. But understanding all of the parts of your teeth and how they work together to provide you with… Read more »

Glucose and Your Gums: A Diabetic’s Guide to Periodontal Disease

It’s common knowledge that diabetes is linked to such medical complications as renal failure, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Less common is an understanding of the oral health implications of diabetes, specifically, the increased risk for gum disease. Dr. Thanasi Loukas discusses symptoms and consequences of bleeding gums in Park Ridge, IL and what it means… Read more »

Tooth Extraction

Do you ever wonder why, with all the dental technology today, you may still need to have a tooth extracted? Sometimes to maintain good dental and overall health, extraction is the treatment of choice. If tooth decay reaches into the pulp of the tooth, the bacteria causing the decay may also cause infection. The pulp… Read more »

Vitamins For Healthy Teeth And Gums

You don’t always get the right amount of proper vitamins and nutrients from what you eat. That’s why sometimes your doctor suggests you take vitamins, to help keep your body healthy. But what about your teeth? Do you ever hear your dentist suggest vitamins for healthy teeth? Maybe not, but there are certain vitamins that… Read more »