A Few Tips for Better Hygiene Practices

After a lifetime of repetition, brushing and flossing your teeth is the kind of thing you do without always thinking about it. Yet, how much do you know about the simple daily ritual? While keeping your smile healthy is essentially a simple task, knowing how your daily rituals and routines affect your dental health can help you ensure that you get the most out of your dental hygiene. To that end, we offer a few tips for better hygiene practices, along with reasons why improving your hygiene is so important. (more…)

Why Have My Teeth Become Loose?

Teeth can become loose due to a bite misalignment or an injury, but the most common cause of loose teeth is periodontitis (severe gum disease). As the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America, unchecked gum disease destroys the gum tissue and jawbone that support your teeth. Whatever the cause, loose teeth are at a significant risk of becoming lost teeth if steps aren’t taken to correct the underlying problem. Fortunately, Dr. Kania can address the consequences that lead to loose teeth, and can help you prevent them from becoming lost teeth. (more…)

Quiz: What Causes Gum Disease?

People are often surprised to hear how common periodontal disease can be. In fact, Centers for Disease Control studies show about half of adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of the disease. But what causes gum disease? We hope that by better understanding the factors behind the disease, as well as the early warning signs, you can take steps to protect your oral health and address the problem early on!