Periodontal maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

How can I tell if my gums are healthy? Healthy gums are free of any infection. When your gums are healthy, they are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the periodontal, ligament. The word periodontal literally means around the tooth. The periodontal, ligament attachment is strong and tight enough to prevent any … Read more

Coenzyme Q10 for gum disease

Coenzyme Q10

What is Coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 is a member of a family of naturally occurring substances known as quinones. Quinones are found everywhere in nature, as they are essential for generating energy in living things that use oxygen. Because quinones are widely distributed, or ubiquitous, in nature, some scientists refer to them as ubiquinones. The … Read more

Stages of gum disease

gum disease

What are the stages of gum disease and what are the symptoms of each stage? Gum disease, periodontal disease and periodontitis are one and the same. Dentists use the name periodontal disease for gum disease. The common form of chronic gum disease is traditionally divided up into four stages as it progresses, or perhaps, we … Read more

Chronic gum disease

Chronic gum disease

What causes chronic periodontal disease and chronic gum disease? Chronic periodontal disease, chronic gum disease and periodontitis are three names for the same disease. Dentists are taught that gum disease is an infection caused by germs. One of the more prestigious dental schools in the United States, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine supports this … Read more

Natural remedies for gum disease

Natural Remedies for Gum Disease

So what is gum disease or periodontal disease? In a healthy mouth, your gums are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the periodontal, ligament. Periodontal means around the tooth. The attachment is strong and tight enough to prevent any germs or their toxins from getting through, and any body fluids from getting … Read more