What Are the Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease?

Did you know that nearly 50% of adults in the US over the age of 30 are impacted by periodontal disease? The percentage jumps to 70% in adults over the age of 65. When we take a look at these numbers, it’s obvious that periodontal disease, ranging from slight to severe, is very prevalent in … Read more

Is there a link between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes?

The link between these two diseases has been studied for years. Time and again there seems to show a strong correlation between them. With poor glycemic control and blood sugar levels, it seems that the severity of periodontal disease increases and is more difficult to regulate in these particular individuals. Periodontal disease has even been … Read more

Understanding the Different Stages of Periodontal Disease 

As we wrapped up National Dental Hygiene Month in October, it seemed fitting to follow up with information about the different stages of gum disease. As you read this you may hear your hygienist’s voice! We take measurements of your gums at least every 12 months to aid in determining what stage of health your … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

We’re kicking off a new blog series here at Dental Care of Sumner! For the rest of 2019, we will be highlighting different autoimmune diseases bimonthly and discussing their impacts on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide ranging diseases that affect many systems of the body but commonly, the diseases cause the … Read more

The Mouth to Heart Relationship

Many people think of hearts and Valentine’s Day when you mention February. In the medical/dental world, we think about American Heart awareness month. You’ve heard us say time and again that oral health is linked to overall health. Most individuals treat their mouth separately from the rest of their body without realizing that what goes … Read more