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Everything You Need to Know about Tissue Grafting

If your dentist just told you that you need tissue grafting, do not panic – this gum surgery is common, usually causes minimal discomfort, and can help save your teeth. In dentistry, tissue grafting simply means that a dentist takes a bit of gum tissue from one spot in your mouth and transplants it in […]

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What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease includes everything from mild inflammation that causes red and swollen gums to severe periodontal disease that puts you at risk of tooth loss. The ultimate cause of gum disease is poor dental hygiene. Gum disease begins when bacterial plaque, the film that forms when bacteria interacts with food particles on your teeth, isn’t […]

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Regular vs. Sugar-Free Gum: What’s the Difference?

While standing in the checkout line at the supermarket you may get the urge to grab a pack of gum. Before you grab just any pack of gum and continue with your checkout, it is important that you read the label and make the right choice by selecting a sugar-free variety instead of a regular […]

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What You Need to Know About Sinus Augmentation

If you want dental implants to replace lost teeth, but your dentist suggested you undergo sinus augmentation first, here is what you need to know. Sinus augmentation, also known as a sinus lift, is a type of surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw. Our Florida periodontist may recommend you undergo sinus augmentation if […]

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Signs You May Have Gum Disease

Gum disease involves the inflammation of the gum line. Without proper treatment, inflammation associated with gum disease can progress to the bone surrounding and supporting the teeth. This means untreated gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss. Gum disease causes specific signs and symptoms, particularly when it is in an advanced state, also known […]

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What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Once wisdom teeth removal surgery is complete and you leave the dental office, you may believe that you are no longer at risk for developing problems but that isn’t the case. If you do not follow the post-surgery instructions given by your dentist or oral surgeon, you could experience a number of problems ranging from […]

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5 Things to Know About Emdogain

Emdogain is a gel that is applied to exposed root surfaces during periodontal surgery. Emdogain successfully treats intrabony defects caused by moderate or severe periodontitis by aiding in the regeneration of the structures responsible for anchoring the teeth. What is Periodontitis? Periodontitis is a disease of the gums that is caused by bacteria. This chronic […]

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Electronic Cigarettes vs. Your Oral Health

For many individuals who want to find a way to give up regular cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, often seem like a great alternative. They don’t produce any smoke and they don’t contain any tobacco, although they do have nicotine, which is derived from tobacco plants. E-cigs are battery powered, producing an aerosol that can […]

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How Gum Disease Effects Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or thinking of having a child in the near future, you may be concerned about maintaining your health. Just as your overall health is important during this crucial period, preserving your oral health is also critical. The state of your teeth and gums can play a significant role in your health […]

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How Did I Get Gum Disease?

Your first indication of gum disease may be blood on your toothbrush bristles. Gingivitis, an early form of gum disease, usually presents easily identifiable symptoms, such as red, swollen gum tissue or gums that bleed as you brush your teeth. In some cases, you may not notice the signs of gum disease on your own. […]