Gum disease

9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

Unfortunately, gum disease is very common. But, at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, it is a completely preventable condition. We are ready to help you deal with those swollen gums! But how? The best solution is always prevention. Our team has compiled a list of ways you can reduce your chances

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The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s a progressive condition, and is easily treatable in its earliest stages. In this article from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we have put together a list of the four main stages of gum disease, in order to keep our

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

There are numerous misconceptions about sleep dentistry.┬áLet’s set the record straight about an important dental service. Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious Some anxious┬ádental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At The Yuma Dentist, we offer different levels of sedation,

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Gum Health Affects Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

There is a link between type 2 diabetes and gum disease, which is yet another reason to have regular cleanings and checkups at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ. Diabetes affects the way the body uses glucose (blood sugar). Scientists have known for a long time that people with diabetes have higher

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If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

If your gums bleed when you floss your teeth, should you drop flossing from your dental health routine? We’re asked about this from time to time at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ. Our answer is short and sweet: “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for ideal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. It could be a sign of gum disease, which is treatable at The Yuma Dentist. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t

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