Do you have missing teeth? Are your gums sensitive or swollen? Restore your smile at Herndon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Restorative dental care renews the form and function of the smile. With restorative care, we can replace missing teeth, treat gum disease, and address tooth damage. Dr. Mark Jefferies provides restorative dentistry to patients in […]
Do You Know the Signs of Gum Disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects half of American adults over age 30. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world! In addition to affecting the teeth, gum disease has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic cancer, stroke, cardiovascular problems, and infection elsewhere in the […]
Are Bleeding Gums Normal?
Some patients notice bleeding gums during routine brushing and flossing. If this is the case, bleeding gums are not normal. Bleeding gums is one of the most common signs of gum disease, a bacterial infection of the gums. Early diagnosis and intervention for gum disease can help reduce the risk of complications associated with advanced […]