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Dr. David A. Mugford
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114


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The Mugford Center Covid-19 Update



At The Mugford Center we prioritize the safety of our patients and employees. We have always taken extra precautions to provide our patients with a clean and sterile environment. In these times we make sure to go above and beyond what the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners recommends. Our goal is to make everyone who comes into our office feel as comfortable as they possibly can.

-Dr. David Mugford and The Mugford Center team.



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What is the First Stage of Gum Disease and Its Symptoms?
Posted on 6/8/2020 by David Mugford
What is the First Stage of Gum Disease and Its Symptoms?Gum disease is a progressive disorder, with its earliest stages relatively mild when compared to the more advanced stages of this disease. With half of the adult American population suffering from some degree of this oral ailment, knowing the early signs of gum disease is extremely important for proper treatment and reversal of it before it turns into full-blown periodontal disease.

Identifying Early Stage Gum Disease


Healthy gums are pink, firm to the touch, and are secured to the teeth without visible roots. However, failure to properly take care of your teeth and gums can cause your healthy gums to quickly devolve into a condition known as ™gingivitis™.
Caused by bacteria-infested plague buildup along your gum line, gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease. Because it is relatively easily treated and reversed at this stage, preventing it from becoming a more advanced problem requires little more than having an oral hygiene regimen in place.
Signs of gingivitis include:
•  Red, irritated, swollen gums
•  Bad breath
•  Sensitivity when you eat hot or cold foods
•  Bleeding when you brush or floss
•  Receding gums

Gingivitis is wholly reversible without major medical intervention or any permanent, lasting damage to your gums. If you start to notice any of the above symptoms along your gum line, it's vital to take a hard look at your brushing and flossing habits. Be honest with yourself: are you taking time to brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time? Do you floss regularly? If your answer is ™no™ then we strongly recommend that you don't delay taking better care of your teeth. While gingivitis is curable, once the disease progresses to advanced periodontal disease, your prognosis worsens significantly.
If you suspect that you have gingivitis, please reach out to us and allow us to help you treat your gum disease. Call today to schedule a dental exam with a cleaning, and, if turns out that you do have gum disease, we can start treatment for it right away.
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Office Hours
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed