Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

Astoria Dentist Explains the Benefits of a Cleaning with Today’s Quiz

When was the last time you received a dental cleaning? Many people underestimate the importance of this routine procedure. In today’s blog, your Astoria dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, explains the importance of undergoing a regular dental cleaning with a fun and informative quiz.

Is There a Connection Between Obesity and Gum Disease?

If you consider obesity and gum disease, you might naturally assume that the eating habits that contribute to one could lead to or exacerbate the other. You would be correct, but research suggests there may be an even more profound link between being overweight and developing gum disease. As part of our dedication to your… Read more »

How the Germs in Your Mouth Can Fool Your Body

At first glance, the tiny microbes that live in your mouth may not seem like much of a concern. After all, they naturally reside in your mouth, and as long as you brush and floss your teeth, they should remain controlled. Even the most diligent oral hygiene routine, however, is subject to human error, and… Read more »

What Causes Gum Disease?

If you brush and floss your teeth every day, and yet still develop gum disease, you may be inclined to wonder how these issues form in the first place. After all, the point of daily dental hygiene is to prevent these issues from arising, isn’t it? The answer is yes, but even the most diligent… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explains What you Should Know about Gum Disease

Gum Disease is More Common than You Think Nearly 80 percent of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, from gingivitis to severe periodontitis. While certain risk factors may make you more susceptible to periodontal infection, anyone can get gum disease. Aside from poor oral hygiene, other health aspects like hormonal… Read more »