-Make Your Mistletoe Memories Beautiful With Healthy Gums for Kissing-Fresh Breath - Gregory S. Liss, DDS
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Make Your Mistletoe Memories Beautiful With Healthy Gums for Kissing-Fresh Breath

added on: December 28, 2012

Who doesn’t love sharing the joy of the holidays with hugs and kisses? Whether it’s that first magical kiss under the mistletoe, or the 50th (or 500th!), you want your kisses to be remembered as fresh and clean (and probably much more)!

One thing you especially don’t want people to remember about your kisses is halitosis, or bad breath. Even temporary bad breath, like garlic breath, can limit your kissability quotient, but chronic halitosis can leave the unpleasant kind of lasting memory you don’t want. Have your chronic bad breath examined for gum disease at our Little Falls office as soon as possible.

Chronic bad breath can mean you may have a periodontal disease like gingivitis or periodontitis. You’ve probably heard of gingivitis, and maybe periodontitis as well, but what are these gum diseases, and what are their symptoms and treatments?

Gingivitis is an inflammation of your gums that can progress to periodontitis, where the inflammation has damaged the underlying tissues and bones that support your teeth. The cause of most periodontal disease is bacterial plaque on your teeth. As if that weren’t bad enough, gum disease has also been established as a contributor to serious health conditions, especially diabetes.

For the health of your gums, as well as your general health, get regular dental care, and don’t wait if you think you may have symptoms of periodontal disease, such as bleeding gums or loose teeth. Today’s treatments are much more advanced, using gentle and comfortable technologies like diode lasers that can treat gum disease and help avoid gum surgery.

Our dental practice is right on Main Street in Little Falls, NJ. We’ve welcomed patients from Totowa, Cedar Grove, Wayne, Clifton, and every surrounding community. Call our Little Falls Dental Office at 973-256-5001 if you’re concerned about gum diseases or think you might need periodontal treatment. You want your loved ones to welcome your hugs and kisses, now and every day of the year!