Month: June 2018

How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate for Dental Implants

Because of the innovative way in which the reestablish the support and vital functions of your lost teeth roots, dental implants are often the preferred method of rebuilding your smile. Their ability to effectively mimic healthy, natural teeth also makes them the ideal option for a wide number of patients who’ve suffered tooth loss. However,… Read more »

What’s Different About LANAP Periodontal Treatment?

Preventing, treating, and managing periodontal disease are highly personalized procedures. Some patients may be more susceptible to the disease due to certain risk factors, in which case prevention may require more focused care on their periodontal health. Patients who do exhibit the disease do so to different degrees of severity. Treating the disease and stopping… Read more »

How Do Platelets Boost Your Periodontal Health?

Your body’s ability to heal plays a significant role in your long-term periodontal health. For instance, periodontal disease becomes a threat by affecting your immune system’s ability to remove harmful microbes, making it impossible for your periodontal tissues to heal. That’s why periodontal treatment often focuses on making your body’s healing processes more effective, such… Read more »

Can Ozone Treatment Really Fight Gum Disease?

Fighting periodontal (gum) disease isn’t just about attacking the harmful oral bacteria that cause it. It’s also about preserving and protecting the healthy periodontal tissue that has not yet been affected by the disease. For optimal results, Dr. Kania often employs a variety of minimally invasive and holistic periodontal treatment, including ozone therapy for better… Read more »

The Systemic Worries of Chronic Periodontal Disease

There are many reasons to worry about periodontal disease. For instance, it can cause permanent damage to your gums and the ligaments that hold your teeth in place, making it the leading cause of adult tooth loss. However, how it affects your oral health isn’t the only significant consequence of severe periodontal disease. For many… Read more »

What Does Periodontal Maintenance Actually Mean?

Despite the fact that periodontal disease is highly preventable, it still affects a large majority of adults of all ages. That’s largely because the disease doesn’t go away and typically cannot be cured once it develops. Fortunately, it’s most damaging effects (including tooth loss) can still be successfully prevented with a customized schedule of expert… Read more »

A Refresher on Good Hygiene

After you’ve brushed and flossed your teeth every day for so long, it’s natural to grow a little less diligent about doing so correctly. You may rush it some mornings or not fully pay attention on others, making it more likely that you’ll miss spots of plaque. When you do, those spots calcify, turning into… Read more »

How Dental Implants Reduce Your Risks of Future Tooth Loss

Not everyone realizes that after losing one or more teeth, their risks of losing more increases significantly. This is due to many different factors; for instance, the empty space in your smile can cause other to shift, which can loosen your jawbone’s grip on their roots. Even if you fill that space, the loss of… Read more »

Does Smoking Really Cause Gum Disease?

There are many factors that can increase your risks of gum disease, but if you smoke or chew tobacco, then that may be one of the most significant ones. It’s no myth that smoking can cause gum disease: according to numerous studies, people who use tobacco are often several times more likely to develop than… Read more »

Are You Flossing Your Teeth Right?

The point of sticking to a good hygiene routine is to control the harmful plaque (a biofilm of oral bacteria) and food particles that collect on your teeth every day. Keeping them under control helps you prevent the issues that they can cause, such as gingivitis (the first stage of destructive periodontal disease). In addition… Read more »