Periodontal disease is a serious oral health concern, one that is often responsible for adult tooth loss and very uncomfortable symptoms. However, we have treatment options to help manage the problem and preserve your smile. How do we treat gum disease and what can be done to avoid the problem?
While bridges and removable dentures can help address tooth loss, dental implants offer a number of benefits over these more common tooth replacement options. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at five facts about dental implants and discuss how they can benefit your smile.
We always urge our patients with missing teeth to seek solutions as soon as possible. Without treatment, tooth loss can be dangerous for your smile’s health and stability. What makes tooth loss such a danger for your smile? Find out in today’s quiz!
When a tooth needs serious repair, then you need restorations. To address both cosmetic and restorative concerns, we may recommend a lifelike dental crown. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at five facts about the creation and placement of dental crowns.
Even if you have high risk factors or developing gum disease, you can take steps to safeguard your smile. We’re looking at a few causes of periodontal problems, as well as potential solutions. To find out what you can do keep your smile gum disease free, try today’s quiz!
Did you know we have an incredibly thin restoration that can completely change the appearance of your smile in as little as two visits? In today’s blog, we would like to take a look at veneers, which can help you transform your smile in 2018.
In the past, having a cavity meant receiving a metal restoration. Now, we can offer patients a natural looking alternative. What is a composite dental filling and how do they differ from the metal ones? What does placement involve?
Cavities impact patients of all ages. In fact, only between 1% and 2% of the population are actually immune to dental caries. What can you do to protect your smile and avoid tooth decay? In today’s blog, we’re going to use a fun quiz to explain what steps you can take to safeguard your smile against cavities.
Is a root canal something you should be concerned about? The problems that make root canals necessary are certainly worth worrying over. This procedure is provided for patients who are suffering internal tooth troubles. When you experience internal problems, your tooth’s living tissue is jeopardized, which puts you at risk of experiencing irreversible damage, and losing that tooth. During a root canal, your dentist can remove infected tissue, re-seal your pulp, and place a dental crown that will keep your tooth safe. This may not be anyone’s idea of a “pleasant” day in the dentist’s office, but it can be performed with an emphasis on patient comfort, and it offers vital protection that can save you from serious oral health consequences. (more…)
Gum disease is certainly a potential source of trouble for your oral health, but the effects of this problem may also extend to your general health. There are indications that patients who suffer from gum disease can face a higher risk of developing problems that impact their overall well-being. This includes potentially serious problems – gum disease may increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes complications, and Alzheimer’s disease! Practicing good preventive dental habits will help you remove oral bacteria that can lead to gum disease. Make sure you pay attention to potential signs of poor periodontal health when you brush and floss. If you feel something is wrong, your dentist can provide treatment.