How Advanced Stages Of Periodontal Disease Affect Your Life

How Advanced Stages Of Periodontal Disease Affect Your Life

Chronic periodontitis affects many people throughout the world, but most people don’t even know they have it until it has reached an advanced stage. According to the CDC, close to 50 percent of people over the age of 30 have some form of periodontitis. While most people understand the importance of brushing their teeth, they might not be aware of …

How Do You Prevent Periodontal Disease?

How Do You Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Despite being largely preventable, nearly 50% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease. By age 65, more than 70% of people have some form of periodontal disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  So how can you ensure you’re amongst those who avoid periodontal disease? It starts with simple, but consistent habits. …

What Is Periodontal Disease?

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums, bones, and other tissues supporting teeth. Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss if not treated promptly. What causes periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that occurs when bacteria in the mouth build up and irritate the gums, leading to inflammation, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. The bacteria …

Can A Dental Bridge Be Removed And Recemented?

Can A Dental Bridge Be Removed And Recemented?

Dental bridges are incredibly effective dental restorations that fill gaps in the mouth left by missing teeth. On average a dental bridge will last more than seven years. However, many people find that a dental bridge can last much longer, provided they practice excellent oral hygiene habits, and the bridge is placed correctly. Unfortunately, for various reasons,  the bridge may …

Type of Metal Used in Dental Implants

Type of Metal Used in Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-lasting replacement for your own natural teeth. Durable, just like your own teeth, with good oral hygiene, they’re permanent replacements. The implant will fuse to your jawbone directly, replacing not just your external tooth, but strengthening your jawbone as well as the bone surrounding it. What are Implants? With a 95% success rate, implants can be …

What are the Best Types of Dental Implants?

What are the Best Types of Dental Implants?

Whether you are looking for a natural tooth replacement for one tooth, a few teeth, or an entire mouth of teeth, dental implants are the gold standard.  Every time you lose a tooth, the teeth surrounding the now empty space become vulnerable. They may begin to shift, causing your bite to fall out of alignment – and this can lead …

How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?

Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that can damage gums, destroy jawbone, loosen teeth or even cause the loss of one or more teeth. Fortunately, periodontal treatment can stop the disease before it causes significant damage. What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease usually starts as the result of plaque, which is a sticky film composed mainly of bacteria. Plaque …

What You Need to Know About Dental Bone Regeneration

Oral surgery designed to stimulate new bone growth in the jaw is known as bone regeneration. The procedure is performed by experienced periodontists, often in preparation for dental implant surgery. However, it may also be performed as a preventive procedure to safeguard against tooth loss. Dental bone regeneration may also be performed to improve a sunken facial appearance or to …

The Signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis is one word that strikes fear in many adults, and for good reason. The CDC has estimated that more than 47% of adults have periodontal disease by the age of 30. By age 65, approximately 70% of people have some form of the disease. That explains why dentures and dental implants have become so normal, that most people expect …

How Do You Clean Dental Implants?

Making the decision to get dental implants is a step in the right direction for the future of your oral health. But just like your real teeth, your dental implants require a level of care, as well. This is how you can ensure their longevity and keep them looking great, too.  It all starts with properly cleaning your dental implants …