Know the Signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a common dental ailment that affects one out of every two American adults that are 30 years old and older. It’s no small thing. In fact, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the leading cause …
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Why Do Gums Bleed?

If your gums are bleeding you may have scratched your gums on crunchy food or you may have flossed too vigorously. As long as the bleeding is minimal and does not occur frequently, there is little need for any concern. …
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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, is both treatable and preventable with routine dental visits to New Bern dentist Dr. Hoard. Left untreated, gum disease can silently compromise a patient’s oral health and even lead to tooth loss. Most …
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Routine Cleanings are Important for Many Reasons | New Bern

Dental visits are not just about teeth cleanings, but also about maintaining overall health. Regular dental checkups offer patients the opportunity to take preventative measures against potential dental problems. One of the common problems associated with neglected oral health care …
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Sore Gums That Bleed Can Be Symptom of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection caused by plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky, unseen layer of bacteria that naturally forms on gums and teeth. When left unchecked, the toxins that these germs create will harm gums. If plaque is not …
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