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 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!
February 1, 2019
We’ve all heard about growing scientific evidence of the effects our genetic makeup may have on a predisposition for certain diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. But what about dental diseases? Have you inherited a genetic inclination for cavities, periodontal disease, crooked teeth, or oral cancer?
You might be surprised to learn what the latest studies have to say about the connection between your genes and your oral health. What part of your oral health is actually in your control?
Genes and cavities
Are genetics a significant factor when it comes to developing cavities? Yes and no. Cavities are caused by bacteria. Sugar in the foods we eat feed the different types of bacteria that live on our teeth. The acid these bacteria produce is what erodes enamel and causes cavities.