Oral Conditions

Why Are My Gums Receding?

As you get older, you might notice your gums starting to recede, creating unwanted changes in your smile appearance. When left untreated, gum recession gradually reveals more of each tooth’s root, which leads to more advanced problems. Your teeth may become more sensitive, develop decay, and even begin to loosen. To stop gum recession before it worsens, it is important to determine what is causing the condition in the first place. Several factors can lead to receding gums, with some […]

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How to Treat Infected Gums

If your gums are red, swollen, and easily bleed when you brush or floss, you may have gingivitis. This is the mildest form of gum disease, which means your gums have become infected. Fortunately, you can treat this problem before it gets worse. While infected gums are relatively common, it’s important that you seek care as soon as you notice symptoms. This will allow you to get effective treatment through the least invasive approach. A variety of treatment options are […]

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Dental Veneers and Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a problem that affects many people, with or without dental veneers. The good news is that tooth sensitivity can be treated. First, it is important to discover the root cause for your tooth sensitivity. In terms of sources, there may be a variety of sources that are causing your sensitivity including: tooth infection, tooth decay, and leaky or poorly sealed dental fillings. Alternatively, your tooth root may be sensitive to temperature changes, you may have malocclusion (poor […]

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Prostrate Disease and Dentistry

Those with prostrate disease need to be on the lookout for gum disease, according to recent study results conducted by researchers at Case Western Reserve University. The study involved thirty five patients with prostrate disease, or prostatitis. Those participants with severe prostatitis showed signs of periodontal disease, such as, gum bleeding, and depth in pockets between the teeth and gums. These are the signs of periodontal disease. There is no cure for periodontal disease, but it can be managed to […]

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Got a Dental Emergency?

Whether you have a tooth ache, a broken restoration, knocked out a tooth, or any other dental emergency, don’t be intimidated to call your dentist. It is important to be seen as soon as possible for any type of dental emergency.  Our team will do our best to fit you into the schedule to provide the greatest comfort and calmness as you go through your emergency. It is also important to describe your symptoms as clearly as possible. So, we […]

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Periodontal Therapy Reduces Medical Costs

At the American Association for Dental Research meeting, members of the association gathered to discuss the results of research that measured medical costs for diabetics in relation to periodontal therapy. The study involved a group of diabetic participants with periodontal disease who received medical and dental treatment and a group who did not receive treatment over a three year time period. The periodontal treatment group received treatment in the first year and maintained treatment thereafter. The control group may have […]

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Keep Your Oral Bacteria in Check to Prevent Blood Clots

Everyone has oral bacteria. It’s a normal component in every oral cavity. What is abnormal, but may occur for some, is that the bacteria may enter the bloodstream, may cause blood clots and may lead to endocarditis- a life threatening disease. So, we invite you to learn more about oral hygiene. Findings reported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the University of Bristol have discovered that S. gordonii is able to manufacture a surface molecule that […]

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Controlling Dental Plaque

Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless film that may form on the surface of your teeth.  Some people may be more prone to dental plaque than others. For example, people taking certain medications, those who eat lots of sugary foods, and those who do not implement a healthy oral hygiene regimen are more prone to dental plaque than others. It is vital to prevent the buildup of dental plaque to protect your teeth over the course of your lifetime. So, […]

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Getting to the Core of Candida

Candida, also known as, thrush or a yeast infection is depicted by a white creamy tongue and is very difficult to treat.  Candida is often resistant to antifungal remedies.  Soon there may be a new way to manage Candida successfully. Scientists have recently discovered that silver nanoparticles kill candida in the laboratory. Next, these scientists plan to place silver nanoparticles in mouthwash and dentures to prevent the eruption of candida. This is good news for those who are prone to […]

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Tooth Scaling Lowers Risk for Heart and Stroke?

Professional dental cleanings may include tooth scaling, particularly when gingivitis has been diagnosed (the precursor to gum disease). Since 75% of the population has gingivitis, it is vital to have a professional exam, dental cleaning and possibly scaling when necessary, particularly following the results of a recent study. Study results presented at the Scientific Session 2011 for the American Heart Association demonstrated that over 50,000 people who received professional cleaning with tooth scaling were nearly 25% less likely to have […]

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