Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

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This message from the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry  in Alexandria looks at gum disease. The soft tissue in your mouth, like skin, has an important job. It safeguards the roots of your teeth. It also provides a barrier for the connective tissues and ligaments that hold your teeth in their sockets. Plus the alveolar…

Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontal disease (gum disease) can be upsetting. Here at Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria, Virginia, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help. Symptoms of Gum Disease Bleeding gums Swollen, tender…

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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This is an essential question occasionally asked by patients at Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly – not leave them alone. It is impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental…