The Dental Group
Blair A. Jones, DMD
Ryan C. Barnhart, DDS
Charles J. Labin, DMD, MBA
Thomas J. Kuon, DMD
Joshua A. Bryan, DMD
Zachary T. Roach, DMD

Patient Testimonials

"I was petrified before I came in. ..probably more afraid than most. Dr.Jones and his staff completed a thorough exam of my teeth and gums, followed by a well-explained, DETAILED outcome and plan of action. Completed my second visit today - a very deep cavity needed filling. I was seen right on time and was completely satisfied with the entire process and outcome. I especially appreciated Kelly's ability to assuage my fear and apprehension. Great job all around! - Mildred L.

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3 Signs of Gum Disease

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Did you know that about half of American adults are currently suffering from some form of gum disease? What’s worse is that many of them don’t even know they have it!

There are some early signs of gum disease in Lewes, DE, and here’s what you should be aware of.

Bleeding Gums

Do you notice pink in the sink after brushing or that your gums are bleeding when you floss your teeth? Bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis or early gum disease. This is an excellent time to contact your dentist for an examination while you still may be able to reverse your condition.

Chronic Bad Breath

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Are Your Gums Bleeding When You Brush? Time to Schedule a Checkup!

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Have you been noticing pink in the sink from bleeding when you brush your teeth? Do your gums appear red or irritated? Do you struggle with bad breath that just doesn't go away? Believe it or not, it's time to schedule a checkup with your Lewes dentist because these are all early signs of periodontal (gum) disease.

What is Gum Disease?

Essentially an infection of the support system for your teeth, which is your jawbone and gums, periodontal disease can result in more than just bad breath if it is left untreated. As it progresses, it will eventually destroy your bone and cause your gums to recede, which then results ...

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Cavities: Is It Sugar or Bacteria and Yeast?

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For years, we have known that sugar is one of the primary culprits in developing tooth decay because the bacteria that sit on your teeth love to feed on sugar! Now, a new study indicates that yeast bacteria called Candida albicans may also be partially responsible.

The important thing to note here is that Candida albicans cannot bind to the bacteria on your teeth unless it is in a sugar-laden environment. More research needs to be done to determine how we can use this information for practical purposes; however, we do know that all three – sugar, bacteria, and yeast – work together to increase the risk for decay.

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