June 3, 2019
Finally! There’s a way to replace missing teeth, or loose dentures, with teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth.
But what’s the fine print? And more importantly, can anyone get dental implants?
To find out if you meet the requirements for dental implants, we’ll outline everything you need to know about dental implants in this article.
April 17, 2019
Our patients sometimes ask:
“What is the difference between a regular cleaning, i.e. prophylaxis, and deep dental cleaning, i.e. scaling and root planning? And why do I need periodontal maintenance? It feels just like a regular cleaning.”
Those are good questions!
Here’s what you need to know about dental cleaning and maintenance to keep your oral health at its best.
April 1, 2019
Whether you are an adolescent, parent, or grown adult, you’ve probably heard someone tell you about getting wisdom teeth removed.
And, we get it… hearing about a dental procedure is never fun or exciting.
Well…except to us. But that’s beside the point.
If you haven’t had your wisdom teeth removed yet, you’re probably wondering:
Do I really need my wisdom teeth removed?
Getting your wisdom teeth removed has become a sort of rite of passage – but not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed.
Let’s find out if you need this procedure and what can happen if you keep your wisdom teeth.
March 1, 2019
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease, is a very common illness among adults. You may wonder, “What is it? What are its causes? And is it preventable?”
When plaque isn’t removed by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits, it can become a problem. Bacteria in plaque produce toxins that can infect gum tissue, causing redness, irritation, and bleeding.
As gum disease progresses, gums pull away from teeth, creating pockets. Over time, these pockets can become deeper, and as they fill with bacteria and toxins, gum tissue and bone are destroyed. This could ultimately result in tooth loss.
Initial stages of gum disease can be painless, so it’s important to see your dentist regularly so you can spot the signs and symptoms early!