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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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Who is most susceptible to gum disease?

Gum disease is a dental issue that many are, at the very least, familiar with. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults aged 30 and over have experienced at least one form of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by plaque that has hardened and that has not

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How serious is gum disease?

Gum disease is a common dental issue that occurs in adults of all ages. In fact, around fifty percent of adults over age 30 suffer from one form of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by hardened plaque and is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth. It occurs when someone does not

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What are the causes of a gummy smile and how is it treated?

A big contributor to complaints that many dentists receive is the “gummy smile.” Also known as excessive gingival display, a gummy smile occurs more frequently in women (14% of the population) than in men (7% of the population). In layman’s terms, a gummy smile refers to when someone smiles and a lot of gum tissue

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The Link between Gum Disease and RA

You may or may not know that there’s a link between oral health and overall health. The causal relationship between the two is not always clear – in some cases, poor oral health could lead to other health concerns, while in other cases, failing health could cause oral health issues. The point is that taking

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How long does the dental implant process take?

Let’s start out with the obvious: what are dental implants? Simply put, they are metal posts (or frames) inserted into your jawbone surgically. The procedure is done so that replacement teeth can be inserted. These implants fuse with your jawbone and make a great foundation for artificial teeth. This might not seem important until you

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Is there anything you can do to prevent gum disease?

When considering your health, many families forget about their mouths. Even if you schedule regular dental checkups, you may not be aware that the health of your gums is equally as important as your teeth. What’s more, oral health, or lack thereof, is directly related to the rest of your body. Keeping your gums healthy

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart Health

You may have heard that there’s a link between oral health and overall health. Although it’s unclear where the causality lies in some cases, study after study has shown that the two go hand-in- hand. It’s true that what you choose to eat can affect both your mouth and your body. If, for example, you

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