Protect Yourself Against Gum Disease in 2017!

February is Gum Disease Awareness month, so we want to make sure you are well-equipped in the fight against the potentially devastating effects of gum disease on your overall health.
A solid strategy that will help you in the cause of optimum oral health is to check out our blog series! We’ve collected our top 4 blogs from the last year that address gum disease, also called periodontal disease, and the ways you can shield yourself and your loved ones from its powerful grip.
Here we go!
BLOG #1Get To Know The Gum Disease Risk Factors
You can’t prevent something you don’t even see coming! That’s why our blog about gum disease risk factors is especially important. Here, we list several risk factors and what you can do about them. Consider it your suit of armor, if you will.
It’s important to note that while some risk factors for periodontal disease are out of our control, like genetics, others are related to lifestyle, such as smoking, and can definitely be handled by YOU!
Take a look at the kinds of things that can lead to gum disease, and learn more about where you fall on the spectrum of risk. If what you discover hits a little too close to home, reinforcements are just a phone call away!
Call our Oregon Smile Care Center at (503) 809-4784 today to schedule an appointment, and be sure to ask Dr. Hanson about our gum disease treatment options!
Remember, knowledge is power. So suit up!
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BLOG #2 Celebrate National Flossing Day: Fight Gum Disease [infographic]
If our first blog was your armor, then our second blog is your fortress!
Our infographic about the importance of flossing is adorable, thank you very much.
But make no mistake! In a moment’s glance, you can see just how critical a role flossing plays in our oral health, and specifically, why it’s such an effective barrier to gum disease.
And since it comes in a perfectly simplified package, it might be just the right decor to adorn your bathroom wall and remind you and the kiddos to maintain vigilance!
Protect your home and the people in it. Fortify your family from periodontal disease, and check out our blog! Then, give us a call at (503) 809-4784 to make sure you schedule your family’s next dental cleaning and exam at Oregon Smile Care Center!
Celebrate Nationalf Flossing Day Fight Gum Disease Infographic/
BLOG #3 4 Surprising Causes Of Gum Recession – And Their Solutions!
Gum disease is  potentially devastating to your oral health because of its ability to elude detection. Gum disease takes its time, moving slowly and methodically until you’re under attack without noticing the warning signs.
In our blog about gum recession, you’ll notice that gum disease is right at the top of the list of causes. Our teeth aren’t the only things in our mouths we should be protecting. You should keep the condition of your gums on your constant radar.
When you notice any changes to the look of your gums, such as swelling, redness, or tenderness, you should not ignore them. If gum recession is a blip on your radar, you should zero in to see if gum disease might be your target.
Come to Oregon Smile Care Center for a dental cleaning and exam with Dr. Hanson to keep your radar screen free and clear!
4 Surprising Causes of Gum Recession and Their Solutions/
BLOG #4Is Diabetes Contributing To Your Gum Disease?
While we don’t have all the answers as to why there’s a connection between diabetes and gum disease, research suggests that the connection indeed exists.
The short of it is that people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop periodontal disease.
In blog 4 of our collection, we talk in more detail about the link between these diseases and how each one worsens the other. If you or someone you know has diabetes, the information presented here could help prevent further health problems.
And prevention IS your best weapon in the fight against gum disease.
Is Diabetes Contributing To Your Gum Disease/
Take the first step in the fight against gum disease! Call us at (503) 809-4784 for a checkup at Oregon Smile Care Center or fill out our online contact form.

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