Without proper care, your gums can develop harmful inflammation (also known as gingivitis) and eventually, a higher risk of gum disease. However, these problems can often be avoided with simple routine maintenance. In fact, three daily habits, along with regular dental cleanings and visits with a dental professional, can help safeguard your gums.
If you’ve lost a tooth, then you need to discuss possible replacement options. Otherwise, the health and appearance of your smile can suffer. In many cases, we replace lost teeth with a dental implant, which looks and functions like a natural tooth. Do you have questions about dental implants, such as candidacy or the placement process?
This weekend millions of kids and adults will be attending parties and trick or treating. Between scary movies and fun costumes, Halloween is a wonderful holiday. However, the increased consumption of candy can put your teeth at risk of developing tooth decay. But what about your gums? Will Halloween candy also have a negative impact on your gum health?
Many people assume gum disease is an issue that arises suddenly without cause. However, the truth is that our bad habits and lack of proper oral maintenance can lead to the onset of periodontal disease. By understanding the way our daily habits can endanger our smiles, we can take steps to protect our gums.
Your entire life you’ve heard again and again that you need to brush your teeth and floss regularly. You understand how this impacts your teeth, but how does brushing and flossing help your gums? Patients are often surprised to learn that routine maintenance can help you maintain a healthy smile and reduce the risk of gum problems.
Losing one or more teeth can not only be a hit to your appearance, but can also lead to a number of serious oral health complications, from misalignment to an older appearance due to facial collapse. To avoid these complications, we may recommend receiving a dental implant. Who makes a good candidate for dental implants? What does placing one involve?
When you develop gum disease, both the health and appearance of your smile suffers. In addition, the disease has been linked to other illness and can even increase the likelihood of a patient losing one or more permanent teeth. Fortunately, we offer a number of treatments to manage the disease and protect the stability of your smile. What do you know about pinhole gum grafts?