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The Far-Reaching Impact of Gum Health

When we think of oral health, our focus tends to be on teeth. Everyone wants that movie star smile, right? However, even though your pearly whites might steal the show, gum health plays an integral role in your dental and overall health. Unfortunately, because early signs of gum disease are often painless, most people aren’t […]

Dental Implants and Benefits

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 role a healthy smile plays in one’s self-confidence and quality of life, tooth loss can significantly impact a patient’s life. Fortunately, we now have […]

What is the Best Way to Treat Receding Gums?

It’s easy to get complacent with our oral hygiene – especially if we’ve never experienced issues. When our days are scheduled down to the minute, sticking to a dental care routine can feel like trying to fit in one more thing. And does it really matter if we skip flossing every now and then? In […]

COVID-19 and Gum Health

COVID-19 has been reported on every continent, and the numbers are staggering, with over 176 million infections and more than 3.8 million deaths.  One of the most perplexing things about COVID-19 is how the virus can present dramatically different results among patients. Some who test positive for Coronavirus never show symptoms, while it proves fatal […]

Gum Disease & Cancer Risk

Studies have long suggested a link between periodontal disease and an increased risk of other inflammatory diseases. However, recent research points to a potential connection between periodontal disease and certain types of cancer. Scientists have believed that inflammation was the link between periodontal disease and systemic diseases like respiratory disease, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, […]

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 […]