June 30, 2011
Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means ‘around the tooth’. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) cause the gums to become inflamed.
You may be at risk of gum disease if you answer yes to any of the following questions:
Do your gums ever bleed?
Are your teeth loose?
Have your gums receded, or do your teeth look longer?
Do you smoke or use tobacco products?
Have you had any adult teeth extracted?
Has it been more than 2 years since seeing a dentist?
Have any of your family members had gum disease?
In the mildest form of the disease, gingivitis, the gums redden, swell and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.
Request an appointment or call our office to schedule a personal consultation during your next visit.
April 25, 2011
CABANA FAMILY DENTAL Sponsors a Day
April 8, 2011
“It was a heart-warming and rewarding experience to serve others whose needs are not being met,” shares Dr. Dennis Cabana about his experience on April 8, 2011 at the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown.
Eleven team members of Cabana Family Dental spent the day at the soup kitchen preparing a well balanced meal for 133 guests that arrived that day. Members of the team were greatly moved by this humbling experience. “A thank you and a smile on one of their faces made it worthwhile, but it was me that was the thankful one,’ says Dr Dennis Cabana.
Dr. Robert Cabana encourages any business looking for a team building event to call the Soup Kitchen and get involved.
April 15, 2011
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