Month: September 2015

Why Stress Relief is Good for Your Oral Health

Excessive stress levels can influence nearly every part of your life, including your oral health. The human body’s stress response, also known as the fight-or-flight response, is a defensive mechanism that protects us and allows us to respond more quickly to threats. In today’s modern world, however, there are plenty of everyday factors that continually… Read more »

How Good is Your Hygiene? Take a Quiz and Find Out!

Good dental hygiene is the first step to maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. While most people are familiar with the basics of good hygiene, there is more to keeping your smile clean and healthy than simply brushing and flossing your teeth. To find out how good your dental hygiene actually is, take a short quiz… Read more »

The Main Benefits of Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Treating gum disease can sometimes be tricky, especially in more advanced cases. While the goal is to eliminate the infection by removing bacteria and diseased tissues, it is also essential to preserve the healthy tissues that remain. For less invasive, and more effective, procedures, Dr. Kania often recommends laser gum disease treatment, which offers several… Read more »

Can Dental Implants Prevent Future Tooth Loss?

When it comes to replacing teeth that are already lost, the benefits of dental implants are many. However, the small dental prostheses also possess several benefits that extend beyond restoring your smile’s appearance, and can improve your chances of preventing tooth loss in the future. The secret lies in the unseen consequences of missing teeth,… Read more »

What is Oral-systemic Health?

Keeping up with good dental and periodontal health is a reward unto itself, but a beautiful smile isn’t the only benefit. Oral-systemic health describes the relationship between oral health conditions, like periodontal disease, and chronic systemic issues, like heart disease. For instance, in the case of severe periodontal disease, the unchecked inflammation that damages your… Read more »

How to Prevent the Most Common Causes of Tooth Loss

Ideally, your adult teeth should remain strong and healthy for life. When you lose one or more of them, it’s for a reason, and aside from accidental trauma, such reasons can often be successfully prevented. The most common causes of adult tooth loss consist of dental health issues that destroy your teeth’s supportive structures –… Read more »

Questions About Life After Tooth Loss

Tooth loss isn’t typically a casual, everyday topic of conversation. In fact, you might not speak about it at all, except to your dentist or those you know who have recently lost one or more teeth. Still, tooth loss is a real threat to your dental health, even if it seems as though all of… Read more »

Non-Surgical Treatments to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Threats to your oral health come in many forms, but periodontal disease (aka gum disease) is one of the most common, and one of the most destructive. Left untreated, the disease will erode the soft periodontal tissues and ligaments that support your teeth, and can gradually infect the jawbone underneath your gums, possibly leading to… Read more »

The Advantages of Pinhole Gum Surgery

The periodontal tissues that surround and protect the bottoms of your teeth are important for a number of reasons. Your gums help support your teeth by clinging tightly to them, as well as protect your teeth’s roots from bacterial infection and irritation. When gum recession or the development of gum disease cause these tissues to… Read more »