Oral Health Threat: Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the biggest issues facing oral health. This disease can lead to tooth loss and potential throat cancer. Some cases of gum disease even lead to heart disease. While gum disease can be scary, it’s also one of the most easily preventable diseases facing adult Americans. The best and simplest form of prevention when it comes... read more »

The Benefits of Professional Treatment for Gingivitis

Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to deal with... read more »

How Doing the Daily Four Can Improve Your Oral Health

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at Turlock Dental Care in Turlock, California, we are excited to share their message of Do The Daily 4,  a message designed to helping you prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our dedicated team work hard every day to create oral health awareness for our patients, and are confident... read more »

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Gum Disease

It is reported that 47% of Americans over 30 have periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease. In seniors that number jumps to 70%. Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems today, and it is also one of the most serious. It can culminate in the loss of bone structure and teeth, and even contributes to... read more »

Gum Disease and Prevention

What is the importance of a good dental cleaning? One of the most important things we do to help patients keep gum disease at bay is removing the hardened plaque (the tartar, or calculus) that builds up in between visits. Even if you do your part by brushing and flossing daily, it is inevitable that some plaque will build up... read more »