Periodontal is a broad term that describes various diseases that affect the bone, gums, and surrounding structures of the teeth. Gingivitis causes bleeding and reddening of the gums. Periodontitis damages the bone and connective tissue that support to teeth.
Oral cancer accounts for 2.9% of all cancers in the United States. Early detection can save your life, create better treatment outcomes, and may help keep you or a loved one from becoming one of the 9,750 people claimed by the disease this year. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oral-cancer
Plaque contains bacteria, which following a meal or snack containing sugar can release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. “Plaque.” Mouth Healthy TM, www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/p/plaque
When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. “Cavities.” Mouth Healthy TM, www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/cavities.
Temporomandibular disorder is a condition not a disease. There are many different signs and symptoms for this condition. If you feel you have issues with this please give us a call, for more information click the link. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/t/tmj
Halitosis ,otherwise known as bad breath, is something that mouthwash, gum, or a good brushing can't fix. This smell lingers and could be a sign that something more serious could be wrong. For more information click the link. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/h/halitosis