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Can receding gums be reversed?

Have you noticed your gums pulling back from your teeth, or do your teeth look longer? If so, you likely have receding gums and it’s time to schedule a dental visit; the overall health of your teeth and mouth depends on it. Receding gums result from a handful of different causes, the most serious being

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Why you should see a Periodontist for your Gum Disease

Most of us are familiar with the importance of diligent and frequent oral care to keep cavities at bay and maintain a bright white smile. But did you know that your teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structure are critical to the health of your entire body? The gums in particular are fascinating elements of strength,

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Why you need to take Gum Recession Seriously

Remember those days when our parents showed us how to brush our teeth and said if we did it every day we wouldn’t get cavities? Maybe you are a parent today and passing on that same wisdom to your little ones. As with most things in life, the stakes climb when we become adults and

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How will you look with dentures?

If you have lost a tooth or perhaps several of them due to gum disease, decay, injury, or some other event; dentures may be suggested by your dentist as the best remedy and fastest return to a reliable oral care routine. If you have never had dentures and are concerned about how they look and

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Gum grafting surgery recovery basics

Receding gums is a condition involving the gums pull away from a tooth’s surface, exposing more of the tooth and sometimes the tooth’s root. Often the result of poor oral health habits, aggressive brushing, smoking, and other factors, gum recession affects three of every four adults and since it occurs gradually, typically goes unnoticed until

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LANAP Laser Gum Surgery vs Traditional Gum Surgery

Periodontitis sets in when excessive amounts of tartar and bacteria localize under the gum line and subsequently infect the tissues supporting our teeth. The first stage of this disease, commonly known as gingivitis, can easily be reversed by a rigorous oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing, flossing, using mouth rinse, and undergoing regular cleanings at

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The Effects of Poor Fitting Dentures

When dealing with extensive tooth loss, dentures serve as an excellent option for many patients looking for quick and affordable ways to regain the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile, as well as the ability to eat and drink normally.  That said, dentures are not without their potential drawbacks.   Our jaws are designed

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How Gum Recession Could Shorten the Life of Your Teeth

Gum recession can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and detrimental to your oral health.  Caused by genetics, aging, illness, tobacco use, overzealous brushing, and other things, gum recession is characterized by your gums pulling back from teeth, exposing more of the tooth surface and even the roots of your teeth.   Unfortunately, this problem will not correct

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Different causes of gum recession

A common reason people visit the dentist is that they have noticed that their gums are starting to recede. While gum recession is common, that does not mean that receding gums should be ignored. Left untreated, receding gums can have a detrimental effect on one’s oral health. Causes of Gum Recession Periodontal Disease Gum disease

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