What Causes Periodontal Disease?

In recent years numerous studies and articles have tried to educate the general public on the importance of the oral cavity and its direct correlation to an individuals overall health.  It has been shown that poor dental hygiene is linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease. Gum disease also called “Periodontal Disease” has become a hot topic and understanding what it is and how it is caused is the purpose of this weeks post. Luckily right here in Bee Cave, Texas Dr. Brent Rigby has extensive training in treating and caring for individuals with periodontal and gum concerns.
 

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What Causes Dry Mouth?

Ever experienced a dry mouth?  It happens to all of us every once in a while.  We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths, keep bacteria under control, and to help us digest our food properly.  If we don’t produce enough saliva, we experience a dry mouth, which can be uncomfortable.  It is normal to experience a dry mouth occasionally, but if it becomes a frequent chronic problem then something may be an underlying casue. 

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Pregnancy and Dental Work…….What To Expect and Do! Part 4

In part three of our series on “Pregnancy and Dental Work,” we discussed some questions we frequently hear about dental care from women who are expecting. Today we’re going to change it up and answer some of those “not-so-frequently-asked” questions.

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Pregnancy and Dental Work…….What To Expect and Do! Part 3

Continuing our series from the other day on “Pregnancy and Dental Work,” today we’d like to answer some of the questions we hear most often from pregnant women.

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Pregnancy and Dental Work…….What To Expect and Do! Part 1

Since pregnancy is in our thoughts these days we figured it would be a good time to review the topic when considering dentistry.

Oral hygiene may be the last thing that comes to mind when you learn that you’re pregnant, but just as it affects nearly every other aspect of your body, it also affects your mouth.

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