Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a serious infection of the soft tissues that surround the teeth. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to bone destruction and, ultimately, tooth loss. Bacteria in dental plaque, or tartar, cause gum disease by triggering an inflammatory response that steadily erodes soft tissue and bone. In the early stages of… Continue reading How Gum Disease is Related To The Heart Diseases
If you’re missing one or more teeth – or if your teeth have suffered damage – you’re probably trying to determine whether a crown, bridge, or dental implant is the ideal tooth replacement option for you. Missing and damaged teeth can be embarrassing and can impact your quality of life (such as your ability to… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Crown, a Bridge, and a Dental Implant?
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that are used to cover an area in your mouth with more than one missing teeth. The device is typically fastened on the two closest teeth to the gap. These are often covered with crowns for added support. False teeth are then attached to the bridge, filling the holes created… Continue reading What Is A Dental Bridge?
There are many advantages to dental implants, including: Improved appearance: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. Improved speech: With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you… Continue reading What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss — mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants… Continue reading What Are Dental Implants?
Root canal treatment can be a scary process to go through, but it is a lot more common than you might think. In fact, over 14 million root canals are performed each year in the United States alone! Knowing what to expect from your root canal procedures will help to ensure that you have a… Continue reading All You Need To Know About Root Canal