Improve Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatments

If you've ever had issues with your gums, whether it be a heightened feeling of sensitivity or any irregularities or abnormalities with your gum tissue, it is important to visit your periodontist to determine if gum disease is present. Gum disease also referred to as periodontal disease, is a serious disease of your gum tissue in which infections are present.... read more »

Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Gum Disease Prevention

In order to keep your smile safe, it is important to be aware of all the hazards that can damage it. One of the most significant hazards that affect many human beings is gum disease. Gum disease, also frequently referred to as periodontal disease, is an oral health condition in which your gums become infected. Typically, gum disease occurs in... read more »

Why You Should Prevent Gum Disease

To keep your mouth from fashioning gum disease, you should brush twice daily and floss once a day. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is our priority at David E. Pearson DMD PC, so we’ve put together this information on how you can steer clear of gum disease. Periodontal disease is a dental disorder caused by uncontrolled bacteria development on... read more »

Acid Reflux and Your Oral Health

If you have acid reflux (also known as GERD) your oral health might be at risk. This is a medical condition that causes stomach acids to back up into the esophagus and even the mouth. Your risk for damage to the esophagus is the most likely, but you may also experience tooth erosion and periodontal issues from the acid in... read more »

4 Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, also called gingivitis, affects many people. However, with the proper understanding and care, it can be prevented in most cases. Here are 4 common risk factors that increase your probability of getting gingivitis. Stress: Increased stress in your life impedes your immune system. This makes it harder fight off infection, including gum disease. Stress can also lead to... read more »

Treatments Featuring Dental Lasers

You may have heard of laser dentistry before, but do you really recognize what it’s all about? It’s not always as straightforward as it sounds. (And to be fair, it doesn’t sound straightforward.) Here are a few examples of procedures that can be augmented by lasers. (This post is for informative purposes only; our office might not perform all of... read more »

Signs of Gum Disease

Do you know how to spot the symptoms of periodontal disease, also called gum disease? Periodontal disease is a common oral infection that affects the gum tissue in your mouth, typically around the teeth. If you have gum disease, your gums may appear swollen, unusually red, and can often be sensitive or sore. Another sign of gum disease occurs with... read more »

General Information about Healthy Food Choices

Although many foods and drinks can damage your teeth, there are some products that can enhance them. These products include crunchy foods that are high in water, as the water is useful in washing away harmful materials to help keep your teeth clean. Furthermore, the ingredients in food may also help enhance your oral health. Saliva is a natural process... read more »

Three Factors That Contribute to Gum Recession

When the oral tissues in the mouth become irritated, they can pull back from the teeth and expose the tooth roots. Unfortunately, this condition, known as gum recession, results in severe tooth sensitivity, an unappealing or "gummy" smile, and possibly lowered self-esteem.  If you are experiencing receding gums in Lawrenceville, Georgia, our periodontist, Dr. David E. Pearson, is here to... read more »