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Treating Gum Disease Without Surgery

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Gum disease—known in medical parlance as “periodontal” disease—is caused by bacterial infections between the teeth and gums. Symptoms of the disease include bleeding, inflammation, halitosis, and loosened teeth. There are various factors that lead to gum disease, including age, genetics, bad dieting, and poor oral hygiene. Gum disease is treated through periodontal therapy, a non-surgical […]


Debunking Myths About Root Canals

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Root canals—or endodontic treatment—are the safest and most effective way to save teeth from painful and damaging tooth decay. Unfortunately, several myths persist about the treatment. The following myths are among the most commonly shared inaccuracies regarding root canals. Root Canals are Painful The most common misconception about root canals is that they cause pain, […]


Assessing Your Risk for Gum Disease

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Gum disease—or periodontitis—is caused by infections resulting from the buildup of bacteria in the gum area. Signs of a periodontal infection include inflammation, bleeding, and loose teeth. While the primary cause is poor oral hygiene, the following factors have also been linked to gum disease. Age Factors According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]


Different Types of Dental Implants

March 3rd, 2015 → 5:40 pm @ // No Comments

When a tooth root needs replacement, titanium dental implants are one of the safest, strongest options. Installed at your jawbone to mesh with your natural tooth’s foundation, implants can restore your teeth to optimal functionality. The most common form of this procedure is the endosteal implant, which is usually shaped like a tiny cylinder or […]


Healing and Care of Your Dental Implants

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Dental implants are an optimal solution for missing, chipped, or rotted teeth. An implant itself is not subject to the kinds of rot that affect the mouth’s organic parts. However, proper oral hygiene must be maintained—along with routine checkups—following a dental implant procedure. Healing Time When it comes to dental implants, healing times can vary […]


Stress and Oral Health

February 24th, 2015 → 4:33 pm @ // No Comments One of the main impacts of stress on dental health is tooth grinding—medically known as “bruxism”—which can cause headaches, jaw soreness, and chipped or broken teeth. Some people grind their teeth unknowingly while sleeping, but this can be remedied with a dental night guard. Remedies for stress include physical therapy, exercise, muscle relaxers, and […]


A Better Smile at Any Age

February 18th, 2015 → 4:28 pm @ // No Comments In modern dentistry, there are various procedures that can help you restore a youthful smile at any age. Tooth whitening treatment can restore the brightness of worn, discolored teeth. Veneers—shells that cover the fronts of teeth—can restore stained or chipped teeth to a natural, healthy look. Tooth-colored composite fillings can be used to fill […]


The Progression of Gum Disease

February 17th, 2015 → 4:25 pm @ // No Comments

Gum disease is a serious condition that too often goes unnoticed by those with it. Pain is typically the warning sign that prompts people to see a dentist, but gum disease frequently produces no discomfort. As a result, many gum disease sufferers wait to see a dentist, only to have irreversible damage done to their […]


Tips for Maintaining Your Newly Whitened Teeth

February 13th, 2015 → 5:19 pm @ // No Comments

Teeth whitening treatment can give you a boost of confidence whenever you flash your smile. As effective as teeth whitening can be, though, it cannot prevent the accumulation of future stains. The dulling of a bright smile often happens because of common daily habits, so by making changes to these behaviors, you can keep your […]