Posts Categorized: Gum Disease

How your meds may be affecting your Oral Health!

MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE things none of us ask for but many of us have, and with medical problems come medications. Unfortunately, along with medications come side-effects, and these often have a negative impact on oral health. The Delicate Balance Of Our Mouths Our oral health does best when our mouths can stay close to a… Read more »

Question And Answers About Your Chances of Gum Disease

Would you be surprised to learn that you have a disease which may lead to major health issues and yet, you are totally unaware? For many Americans this is their predicament.  Gum disease affects a huge portion of the population including over 70% of those 65 years of age or older. Dr. Steven Van Wicklen,… Read more »

Why Gum Disease Costs the Most Teeth

Gum disease is an unpleasant affliction, even though many people may not consider it a serious problem. Those who have allowed gum disease to run rampant with their smiles, however, know better. As the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America, gum disease affects nearly 80% of the adult population, and once it’s… Read more »

Keep Austin Weird, but Keep Your Toothpaste Weirder

Let’s say that you brush your teeth twice daily over a period of 20 years. That’s 7,300 days, or 14,600 brushing sessions! Now, think about the typical drugstore offering of toothpaste flavors. Ice mint, fresh mint, polar mint, spearmint…you can see where we’re going with this. After 20 years of mint, why not consider shaking… Read more »

The Long Arm of Gum Disease

Chances are that you’ve heard of gum disease before, but are you aware that it is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America? As it affects nearly 70% of America’s adult population with different levels of severity, gum disease should not be taken lightly, especially in light of research that suggests the… Read more »

Things to Know About Gum Disease

If you haven’t been told that you have gum disease, then it may not seem like such a big deal. Your teeth are sturdy, your gums don’t hurt, and the destructive consequences of gum disease may seem like a distant threat. Austin dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen, warns that such detachment might lead you to become… Read more »

Austin TX Dentist Helps You Identify Gum Disease

Do you know what gum disease looks like? Many people do not. However, with the devastating potential of gum disease, it is important that you be able to recognize it so that you can receive prompt care upon discovering it. To learn the symptoms of gum disease, read the information below from your Austin TX… Read more »

How to Lose a Tooth to Gum Disease, by Your Austin Dentist

Hopefully, you’re not actively seeking to lose a tooth (unless tooth extraction is necessary for the good of your oral health). Given the fact that gum disease, which is the leading cause of permanent tooth loss, affects over 70% of adults in America, many of us don’t do as much as we can to prevent… Read more »

Austin Dentist Challenges You to a Quiz on Gum Disease

Gum health is a very important part of oral health and a significant focus of an effective homecare regimen. But how much do you know about gum disease? Find out below as your Austin dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen, challenges you to a quiz on gum disease.

When Gum Disease Grows Ambitious

As the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America, you could argue that gum disease’s effect on your oral health makes it one of the most ambitious known oral illnesses. While you might be correct, the damage that gum disease causes inside your mouth may only be a fraction of the destruction that it… Read more »