Can Gum Disease Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease?

Gum disease is an oral condition that affects many individuals worldwide. Its prevalence ranges from 20% to 50% of the global population. Medical researchers have conducted several studies of this common condition and have linked it to several systematic diseases; among them is heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. The anatomy of gum […]

Dental Implant Restoration Options

With advancements in technology, tooth loss is more treatable than ever. Dental implants act as replacement roots for missing teeth. They provide an anchor for fixed or removable teeth made to match the remaining natural teeth. Dental implants are as sturdy and durable as natural teeth and have increased in popularity over the last few years. They […]

What Is a Full-Arch Restoration?

Everyone has two arches in their mouths, a lower arch and an upper arch. The upper and lower teeth grow out of these arches and come together to create your bite. If most of your teeth are damaged or missing, your bite will be affected. Without a proper bite, you are likely to experience oral […]

Ridge Augmentation and Socket Preservation

Ridge augmentation and socket preservation are vital dental procedures aimed at restoring the alveolar ridge after a tooth is extracted. The alveolar ridge is an extension of the jawbone that surrounds the roots of the teeth. It runs below your gums and gives support to your upper and lower teeth, and helps define the curvature […]

How to Clean Your Dental Implants

Based on epidemiological studies, it is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are missing one or several of your teeth, you can restore your confidence and smile with dental implants. Dental implants are titanium roots that are implanted into the jawbone in the place of missing teeth. Titanium is […]

Gum Recession: Causes and Treatments

Gum recession is a condition where the gums pull away from the teeth or become worn to expose more of the teeth or roots. There are a number of signs that can indicate the gum line is receding from its natural position. Firstly, a visual inspection may reveal that the teeth look longer than normal. There […]

Everything You Should Know About Dental Implant Surgery

Missing and severely damaged teeth can be a source of frustration and consistent self-consciousness for many people. Gaps in your dental structure not only affect the way you talk, smile, eat, or look, they can also impact your overall oral health. With the advancement of technology in medicine, there are several options for restoring missing […]

What Is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Periodontist?

Some may think that periodontist is just a fancy name for a dentist. However, a periodontist differs from a general dentist in a number of respects. Similar to other medical disciplines, dentistry comprises a number of fields that are dedicated, in this case, to addressing oral hygiene and health. In the United States, there are nine specialties recognized by the American Dental […]

Dental implants vs. dentures: Which should you choose?

Your oral health and your overall health are closely connected. Conditions such as tooth loss can impact your general health and self-esteem. Without all your teeth, it might be difficult to eat certain foods, leading to poor nutrition. If you are missing too many teeth, you may notice as well that your lower facial structure […]

Using Laser Therapy to Treat Periodontal Diseases

Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the supporting tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. Without treatment, periodontal disease can cause the teeth to loosen and eventually lead to tooth loss. Commonly called gum disease, the condition generally affects adults in their 30s and 40s and is usually the result of poor oral health, smoking, […]