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Is a Bone Graft Necessary Before Receiving Dental Implants?

Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, chocolate and anything…some things just go together, and in the dental industry, bone grafting and dental implants commonly go hand-in-hand. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, hearing the term “bone graft” might cause some anxiety, but it’s actually a common procedure. What is bone grafting? Bone grafting […]

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but did you know there are different levels of cleaning? Sometimes, a standard cleaning by a dental hygienist isn’t enough. If bacteria invade below your gumline, you’ll need a deep dental cleaning to restore your gums to health. How is dental deep cleaning […]

What Can I Do About Receding Gums?

Ever wonder where the phrase “long in the tooth” originated? According to lore, nineteenth-century horse traders were the used car salesmen of their day, often misrepresenting their steed’s age to attract higher bids. To combat these questionable sales tactics, a wise buyer would check inside the animal’s mouth. If the teeth looked long, it meant […]

Why is Preserving Tooth Structure so Important?

Thanks to technology and advances in dentistry, there are a number of ways to replace or restore your natural teeth if needed – dental crowns, implants, veneers – but just because these methods are available doesn’t mean you should abandon good oral hygiene. The benefits of preserving tooth structure go beyond cosmetics to impact your […]

Teeth Cleanings – Routine vs Deep Clean

You know regular dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but did you know there are different levels of cleaning?  Routine dental cleanings focus on teeth at and above the gum line. These non-invasive cleanings are recommended for most patients every six months and play a critical role in maintaining good […]

Avoid These 5 Foods & Drinks to Protect Your Gums

When it comes to diet and dental health, most people think of sugar first; even kids know that “sugar rots your teeth.” But, when it comes to periodontal disease and gum health, there’s a lesser known villain – inflammation. The bacteria in plaque triggers an inflammatory response that leads to gum disease. With early stage […]

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

An estimated two in three Americans are missing one or more teeth, and a shocking 30 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Given the significant role a healthy smile plays in one’s self-confidence and quality of life, tooth loss can have a far-reaching impact on a patient’s life. […]

Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

From lifestyle to bristle type, there are a number of reasons why your gums might feel sore or swollen while brushing your teeth. Common causes include: Brushing Incorrectly As dental professionals, we encourage brushing twice a day, but to reap the benefits of good oral hygiene it needs to be done correctly. This means using […]

Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

For those individuals that have lost their teeth or have been suffering from missing teeth, it is important to understand how critical it is to address the issue. The reality is that nobody would like to live their life with missing teeth.  In addition to it looking very awkward, it also affects your self-confidence because […]

Do You Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

The chances are good that you’ve heard the phrase “dental implants” thrown around a few times, even if you’ve never had one. However, not many people have heard about bone grafting. Ironically, dental implants and bone grafting often go “hand-in-hand” in the dental industry. What is Bone Grafting? In technical terms, a bone graft is […]