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How to Clean a Dental Implant

Once you get dental implants, you will want to preserve your gorgeous new smile. It is important to maintain your dental implants so that they last for your lifetime. Cleaning your dental implants is very similar to your normal oral hygiene routine. Dental implants must be brushed, flossed, and taken care of to avoid disease

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Everything You Need to Know About a Gum Graft

Gum health is an important part of oral health, but it is sometimes overlooked. Even if you take great care of your teeth and gums, however, periodontal disease can still affect you. Gums that have receded due to inflammation and bacterial infection not only change the look of your smile, but receding gums can also

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What Happens When Gum Disease Is Left Untreated?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or periodontitis, you’re not alone. In fact, gum disease is so prevalent that about 85% of American adults are believed to have some form of it.  Fortunately, it is easily treatable in its early stages, but taking swift action is imperative. Untreated

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Treatment Options for Severe Gum Disease

Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontitis, may seem like it’s no big deal, but it can cause serious issues with your oral health and your overall health, too.  When left unchecked, gum disease can lead to sore gums, sensitive teeth, receding gums, loose teeth, and tooth loss. Correlations have even been drawn between gum disease

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Signs That It’s Time to Be Checked for Gum Disease

When was the last time you were checked for gum disease? It may sound like no big deal, but gum disease can lead to serious issues for your oral health, as well as your overall health. Gum disease has been found to increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, osteoporosis, and even cancer. And

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What can I eat after Dental implant surgery?

Dental implants are permanent, natural-feeling and -looking tooth replacements. They’re invaluable in restoring full functionality to patients’ teeth, not to mention bringing back an attractive smile. Most importantly, dental implants allow patients to eat whatever foods they want with no restrictions. Like any orthodontic procedure, however, dental implant surgery requires a recovery period. It’s especially

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Are dental implants an option if you have severe bone loss?

Dental implants are the most prevalent and popular method of replacing missing or damaged teeth. As with body parts in other surgical procedures, dental implants must work with existing parts of the body—specifically the jawbone and gum tissue—to work effectively. This becomes an issue when a patient has experienced a significant loss of bone matter

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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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