How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
inflamed gums Reston

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can influence the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid…

Teen Teeth: Adolescent Oral Health

Categories: Oral Health
 adolescent dental issues

If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, today’s Expressions Dental Care post is for you. Today’s post discusses dental issues of special concern to adolescents. Dental risks for Reston teens include both developmental and lifestyle-related factors. At Expressions Dental Care, we see tooth decay and gum disease far too often in…

Preventing Gum Disease At Expressions Dental Care

Categories: Dental Health
Preventing Gum Disease at Expressions Dental Care

Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached…