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How to Stop the Progression of Gum Disease


At Metropolitan Dental Care, our expert dentists are passionate about eliminating gum disease from our patients. However, for people who don’t visit the dentist regularly, the disease will continue to progress. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This disease is caused by plaque not being properly removed from the teeth. Eventually, the plaque builds up and affects your gums, teeth, and then the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth. Common causes of periodontal disease include: Poor oral hygiene habits Diabetes Unaddressed tooth [...]

How to Stop the Progression of Gum Disease2019-10-22T10:47:19-06:00

Periodontal Disease: Are You at Risk?


Periodontal disease sounds strange, but you probably recognize the name of its first stage: gingivitis. Periodontal disease is the medical term for inflammation and infection of the supportive tissues that surround the teeth. The word “periodontal” says it all: the term comes from two Greek words: “peri” which means surrounding, and “odontos” which means teeth. If you suffer from gingivitis, bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, or gum recession, it’s important to visit our Lone Tree, CO practice now. The health of your gums is critical to your oral health and your overall well-being. At Metro Dental Care, our team of [...]

Periodontal Disease: Are You at Risk?2019-02-08T18:44:20-07:00

How Detecting Gum Disease Early Can Save You Time and Money


Millions of Americans suffer from gum disease. The problem is, the condition doesn’t always cause a lot of pain or discomfort; it can be difficult to know there is an issue. However, there are other tell-tale signs of periodontal disease. If you notice any symptoms emerging, visiting your Lone Tree dentist early can save you a tremendous amount of time, worry, and money. At Metropolitan Dental Care, we are equipped to treat all stages of gum disease. However, we prefer to prevent it from becoming problematic in the first place. In fact, if detected early enough, the condition can be effectively [...]

How Detecting Gum Disease Early Can Save You Time and Money2018-03-23T10:22:23-06:00