Gum disease is a major hassle that you should absolutely try to avoid. Gingivitis is the product of bacteria building on and inside of the gum line. When you fail to maintain a proper home care routine or see a dentist regularly, you may fall victim to gum disease. If left unchecked, gingivitis can worsen and develop into periodontitis. The health ramifications are very serious. This condition can affect not only your mouth, but other parts of your body as well. Studies have indicated there may be a connection between periodontitis and an increased risk for heart disease. If you catch gum disease in its beginning stages, you’ll want to treat it quickly and effectively. Here’s what you should know. (more…)
Dental implants aren’t the only prosthetic dental option that can replace your lost teeth. However, they are the only option for replacing your lost teeth roots, which not only supported your teeth, but also helped keep your jawbone well-nourished through constant stimulation. As such, dental implants can do a lot more for your immediate and long-term oral health than traditional dental prostheses can. To find out if they’re the right solution for your smile, speak with your dentist about the benefits of implants during your next visit. (more…)
Taking good care of your smile is an ongoing effort. In fact, it’s a routine that must be practiced multiple times a day to be effective. However, brushing and flossing your teeth incorrectly can be as damaging to your oral health as not brushing at all. To help make sure that your smile is always at its healthiest, we offer these few tips to make your dental hygiene routine better. (more…)
Tooth loss affects a large percentage of adults in America, but despite how common it is, it’s something that can often be avoided with improved hygiene and dental care. Even if you do experience tooth loss, you can avoid losing more by restoring your smile with a lifelike prosthesis. Today, we take a look at how you can improve your chances of avoiding tooth loss, or preventing the loss of more teeth if you’ve already experienced it. (more…)
Tooth loss can be a devastating ordeal, but fortunately, you have several options for replacing your lost teeth according to your specific needs and preferences. In many cases, however, supporting your replacement teeth on dental implants is the best option, not just for rebuilding your smile, but also protecting its long-term health. Dental implants are the only solution that replaces your lost teeth roots, and as such, they are often a better way to address the complicated effects of tooth loss. (more…)
Prevention is the most important aspect of professional dentistry, as well as your regular dental hygiene routine at home. That’s because preventing the issues that threaten your teeth and gums is better for your long-term oral health than treating them after they develop. In addition to brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once, that also means eating responsibly and visiting your dentist for regular checkup and cleaning appointments. (more…)
Cavities can impact patients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. However, they are not inevitable. With the right preventive care, you can often avoid the onset of tooth decay. First, you need to understand how they form and what symptoms you should watch for.
If you have ever had a dental cavity, then you have likely already had a dental filling placed. For many years, fillings were made almost exclusively out of a metal amalgam, that offered an affordable and durable way of protecting teeth that had become fragile from tooth decay. That said, many dentists now offer a more seamless smile solution in the form of composite resin dental fillings, sometimes simply called tooth-colored fillings. So, if you do find yourself in need of restorative treatment for a dental cavity, you may have the option of choosing between a traditional metal filling and a more modern tooth-colored one. (more…)