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Delay Alzheimer’s Disease With A Good Oral Health Routine

Poor oral hygiene causes more than just problems with your teeth and gums. Neglecting your oral health also puts you at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studies Behind Alzheimer’s and Poor Oral Health Multiple studies link chronic periodontitis with an increased risk of dementia-related disorders, like Alzheimer’s. A March 2019 study published in the Journal […]

Dental Implants

Life After Dental Implants: What to Expect

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Once your jaw and gums have healed, they function just like your natural teeth. This means that you will not have any food restrictions, and you will be able to brush and floss your teeth normally. However, many individuals don’t quite know what to expect […]

Sedation Dentistry

Different Types of Sedation Dentistry

Many patients experience extreme anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist for complex procedures. Performing dental work on patients who are anxious can be difficult for both the dentist and the patient. That’s where sedation dentistry comes into play. What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry helps turn a painful, uncomfortable, and difficult experience into […]

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Love Your Periodontal Routine

One of the downsides of developing periodontal disease is that you no longer are able to wait six months for a professional cleaning. Instead, you will be required to visit the dentist or periodontist every three to four months for an intense cleaning known as periodontal maintenance. While having to undergo professional teeth cleaning every […]

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Surgical Cleaning 101

Minor gum disease can often be successfully treated by making simple changes to your oral care routine and getting a professional cleaning. On the other hand, it isn’t quite as easy to treat severe cases of gum disease. Surgery is often the best, and sometimes, the only treatment option for severe gum disease. If your periodontist has […]

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Is it Possible to Reverse Periodontal Disease?

Many men and women wonder if it’s actually possible to reverse periodontal disease, and the answer may encourage you. In most cases, it’s definitely possible to reverse the early stage of periodontal disease. Even if you have advanced periodontal disease, there’s help and hope. Here’s what you need to know. Gingivitis and Periodontitis: Why You […]

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When Is Tissue Grafting Necessary?

Tissue grafting is necessary when the gum tissue has significantly receded or bone has been lost due to a dental condition or gum disease. Tissue grafting may also be necessary before dental implants can be inserted into the gums and jaw in order to ensure the implant is successful. Types of Tissue Grafting There are […]

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What is Sinus Augmentation?

During your dental implant consultation, your oral surgeon may inform you that you need a sinus augmentation before the implants can be placed. Learn more about this procedure and why it is being recommended. Taking a Closer Look at Sinus Augmentation Sinus augmentation, which is sometimes called a sinus lift, is a surgical procedure that […]

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Choosing the Right Sedation Method For Your Procedure

One of the most common concerns for dental patients today is discomfort or pain — and anxiety is often an issue as well. Fortunately, there are a variety of sedation methods that can help you feel comfortable, pain-free, and relaxed during your upcoming dental procedure. Here is an explanation of each so you can start […]

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth may make you feel just the opposite of smart — in fact, you might just feel like it’s stupid to have wisdom teeth at all. Wondering why they even exist? Here’s what you need to know. Why we Have Wisdom Teeth The anthropology experts say that wisdom teeth, also sometimes called your third […]