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Can thyroid disease cause pale gums and gum disease?

Q: Can thyroid disease cause pale gums and gum disease? A: Certain thyroid conditions can affect the gum tissues because of the changes in hormones levels. Color changes are sometimes seen, as is more aggressive bone loss. These are rare

Posted in Factors Causing Gum Disease, Gum Disease

Could old fillings cause sore gums?

Q: My gums are sore. I have a burning pain throughout my mouth. I’ve heard that old fillings may have some kind toxin in them. Could this be the problem? If so, what should be done? A: All fillings should

Posted in Factors Causing Gum Disease

Inside of mouth raw, sore, and painful

Q: I am a female, age 63. I traveled this week, drank lots of coffee and orange juice each morning, slept less than normal. The inside of my mouth, cheeks and gums are raw and sore. It’s hard to eat.

Posted in Factors Causing Gum Disease, Home Remedies

Tobacco and Gum Disease

Q: Is there anything a tobacco user can do, other than quitting smoking, to prevent gum disease? A: Quit, quit, quit! We recognize human nature, but nothing can replace quitting smoking. If you can’t quit, cutting back is helpful. Numerous

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Genetic Predisposition for Gum Disease?

Q: Are some people genetically predisposed for gum disease? A: Yes, and we have actually seen patterns in entire families. We can’t necessarily test for this and predict it, but we have seen it clinically.

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