What to Know About Gum Disease

Do you feel that you only need to be concerned with tooth decay when thinking about your oral health? If those are your thoughts, we hate to tell you, but you are wrong. Another area in the mouth that you should be equally concerned with is your gum health. Gum disease affects more than half of American adults and many times goes undetected due to its silent nature. Gum disease is an irritation and infection in and around the gums. It can range from minor symptoms like bleeding gums when brushing, to severe symptoms such as loose teeth.

A Dental Home Like No Other

At Sehnert Precision Dentistry, the highest rated dental practice in Lewisville, we treat our patients like family. We take the time to get to know each one of our patients, focusing not just on their dental care needs, but also on their overall well-being. Dr. Sehnert takes a comprehensive approach to oral health, prioritizing patient comfort. At our state-of-the-art facility, our patients receive only the highest standard of care.

Stone Age Dentistry — That Was Then

Scientists originally thought that dentistry didn’t develop until humans settled down and began farming. The resulting diet of high carbohydrate grains and similar foods was thought to have led to increased cavities. But researchers have found evidence that seems to indicate that dentistry goes back much farther than that. Archaeologists have discovered that Stone Age Neolithic humans performed dental procedures — and pretty well, considering the tools and knowledge they had at the time. Read on to discover why it’s believed dentistry began in the Stone Age.

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That Carbonated Water May Not Be So Healthy

It’s 3:30 and you’re thirsty. It’s too late for coffee, but you’re tired of plain old water. Then you remember that you bought some of that AMAZING carbonated water the last time you went grocery shopping. It’s free of calories, sodium, sugar, and artificial sweeteners, so it can’t possibly be bad for you, right? Not…