Understanding A Gingivectomy

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Caring for your teeth and gums can be overwhelming at times, but it is important. Considering half of all Americans have some form of gum disease, you may be at risk of this dental disorder that can wreak havoc on the look and underlying health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Gum disease stems from bacteria that spreads through the mouth, infecting and inflaming the gum tissue that supports your teeth.

23 May 2018

Recovering From Oral Surgery

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If you have lost one or more teeth and are planning to undergo oral reconstructive surgery, you may not know what to expect during your recovery period. Here is a bit of information to help ensure that your recovery from your oral surgery is problem-free.  What to Expect Immediately After Your Surgery Before your surgery, you will need to arrange to have a friend or loved one drive you to your appointment, especially if you plan to take an oral sedative before receiving your treatment.

20 April 2018

Child Nervous About Their Dentist Visit? Try These Three Things

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Do you have an upcoming appointment scheduled for your child to visit the pediatric dentist? If so, they may be a bit nervous about going. While going to the dentist is never something kids look forward to, there are some things that you can do to ease their mind about the appointment. Try doing the following three things. Use Positive Phrases You can make a big impression on your child based on the language that you use.

20 March 2018

Which Dental Implant Is Right For You?

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If you are considering options to replace missing teeth, you must learn about dental implants. Dental implants are the most effective way to replace your missing teeth because they sit in your jawbone. This makes them durable. If you think dental implants may be a good option for you, check out these three choices to learn which one is best for your smile. Single Dental Implant If you only have one missing tooth or a few missing teeth in different areas of your mouth, single implants are the best option.

14 February 2018

3 Teeth Whitening Options

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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because it is effective and affordable. Dingy teeth from years of wine, coffee, soda and normal wear and tear affect self-esteem, but teeth whitening leaves your teeth bright, white and youthful. If you want to know more about teeth whitening, check out these three popular options. Over-the-Counter Products There are many over-the-counter tooth whitening products you can buy at a pharmacy or grocery store.

24 January 2018

Four Tips To Help Ease Your Dental Implant Surgery Recovery

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Having dental implants put into your mouth is an excellent way to replace your missing teeth. Implants stimulate the jaw bone, so you do not experience bone loss, and once you are healed, they look and work just like natural teeth. Before you get to that point, however, you need to make it through the recovery period. Regardless of the implant procedure, from a few implants to an all on 4 implant rehabilitation, here are four tips to help ease your dental implant recovery.

28 December 2017

Two Reasons You May Want To Opt For An Implant-Supported Bridge

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Dental bridges typically use the natural teeth surrounding a gap to anchor the appliance in place. This allows the bridge to cover more than one empty space at a time, unlike dental implants. However, sometimes a dentist will recommend getting an implant-supported dental bridge rather than use the natural teeth. Here are two reasons you may want to agree to this option: No Deterioration Over Time The main problem with using natural teeth as anchors for dental bridges is they deteriorate over time.

2 December 2017

Four Things You Can Do To Prolong The Effects Of Your Teeth Whitening Procedure

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After having your teeth whitened, it is only natural that you want to prolong the results for as long as possible. By making a few small changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can maintain a bright smile that you are proud to show off. 1. Adhere to Your Dentist's Suggested Aftercare Diet Immediately after your whitening procedure, your dentist will send you home with an aftercare diet. Usually, it is advised that you adhere to the diet for 24 hours, but follow your dentist's specific recommendations.

1 November 2017

Ways To Help Your Teeth Last A Lifetime

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Now that people are living longer, it is more important than ever to properly care for your teeth. Permanent teeth that are lost can never be replaced.  Here are a few ways to help ensure that your teeth last throughout your lifetime. Use a Water Flosser A water flosser is a specialized device that releases a concentrated stream of water through a small maneuverable nozzle. The water can be directed at specific areas of the mouth, such as between the teeth and along the gumline, to dislodge plaque and leftover bits of food.

4 October 2017

Conditions Associated With Unhealthy Gums

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People who brush their teeth may still pay little attention to their gums. Nevertheless, the state of your gingival tissues is important. It plays a significant role in your oral and systemic health. Here are a few conditions that are associated with unhealthy gums. Bone and Tooth Loss Oral bacteria release acid that can inflame or irritate sensitive oral tissues, such as the gums. The acid is excreted as one of the microbes' digestive byproducts, and if not promptly diluted or removed from the mouth, it can cause gum disease.

8 September 2017