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Archive for the ‘gum disease’ Category


Is A Gum Lift Procedure Safe?

Many people don’t realize how important the gums are to the appearance of their smile. Some patients have too much gum tissue covering their teeth, resulting in a “gummy smile.” Another cause for a gummy smile could be teeth that…


The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

People living with diabetes know that it can take a toll on their entire body, and your mouth is no exception. If your diabetes is poorly controlled, it can increase your risk of developing a variety of dental problems including…


What is Periodontal Therapy?

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. If left untreated, gum disease can comprise the health and function of the teeth, gum tissue, and supporting bone structure. It is crucial to treat gum disease before it progresses into a…


Avoiding Gum Disease

Taking care of your gums can help you avoid the development of gum disease and other complex dental concerns. Visit our Plano, TX to learn more about improving your oral health. Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Our gums are…


What are my options for treating gum disease?

Gum disease is a prevalent oral health condition affecting nearly 80% of patients.  Gum disease is a progressive disease and many studies show gum disease to be a leading factor in additional oral and systemic health problems. If you have…


Can I Treat Gum Disease Without Surgery?

With advancements in dental technology, there are now better ways to treat gum disease without the need for invasive gum surgery. Plano, TX periodontist Dr. Bradley Dean offers non-surgical treatments for moderate to advanced gum disease treatment. Our state of…