Aging Teeth & Staying Healthy

On July 26th, 2012, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

As we get older, the condition of our mouth is even more important. Although the mouth changes as the body ages, losing your teeth does not have to be one of them. Teeth can generally be kept for a lifetime given proper care.

Drinking tap water can be beneficial for the teeth no matter what your age; most municipal water is fluoridated and will help to slow down cavities.…

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Preventing Tooth Decay

On June 29th, 2012, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

Preventative treatment is especially important in the modern oral health world. Tooth decay is a commonly seen problem that is easily prevented with basic knowledge of good oral upkeep.

Most people have visited the dentist to have a cavity filled, but understanding a few things about your mouth can stop you from having to deal with tooth decay.…

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How does smoking affect my mouth?

On June 8th, 2012, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

Smoking causes damage to almost every part of the body, but sometimes we don’t consider the effect it can have on Oral Health.

Smoking can cause periodontal disease, increase the healing time of the mouth, and increases the risk of oral cancer. Additionally, it worsens bad breath, and the stains that accumulate from smoking are generally tough to remove without the help of a dentist.…

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Toothaches and causes

On February 16th, 2012, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

One of the most common dental problems, the toothache, has a wide variety of causes and treatments.

Gum, jaw, and tooth pain can be easily confused with each other, and without the help of a professional dentist they can be extremely hard to diagnose.

However, in a good amount of cases where a tooth is hurting or sensitive to temperature changes it may be a sign of one of the following problems:

  • Tooth decay: Cavities–caused by bacteria breaking down sugars and making acid that penetrates enamel–will eventually reach low enough in the tooth to cause either direct sensitivity of the nerve, or microcavities in the teeth that are sensitive to heat, cold, and different types of pressure.

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Vitamins and Minerals for the health of your teeth

On December 5th, 2011, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

Keeping your teeth in good shape requires basic dental hygiene, but there are a lot of vitamins and minerals that affect your oral health as well.

In addition to brushing, flossing, and having regular dental appointments, your diet should be varied enough to cover the basic nutritional needs of your teeth.…

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What is a biofilm?

On November 21st, 2011, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

Covering the entire surface of the teeth there exists a complicated, harmless biosphere of various bacteria called a biofilm, or plaque. This biofilm is a diverse collection of bacteria colonies, which are drawn to the smooth texture of the tooth. Unlike mostly all other cells in the body, the teeth do not shed and replace their cells, only shedding once as baby teeth.…

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Is Laser Surgery Right for You?

On November 15th, 2011, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

Your Periodontist is continually updated on the latest technology. After a thorough examination of your gums your Periodontist will be able to advise you on the most appropriate treatments.

If laser surgery is available your Periodontist may want to consider it for many reasons.

Watch this video where we explore the benefits of laser surgery.…

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How is a Laser Used by a Periodontist?

On November 15th, 2011, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

Laser technology generates a beam of highly concentrated light. Having laser treatment or surgery may sound like something to be concerned about but it truly is the highest technology that offers you many benefits as a dental patient.

Laser surgery is used for Periodontal Disease for many reasons.

Take a look at this video that explains many of the reasons for laser surgery.…

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Do I Have to Have a Gum Graft to Save my Tooth?

On November 15th, 2011, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

When Periodontal Disease has advanced to the point where you can see the root of your tooth it means it has dissolved the bone underneath the tooth.

This is a serious problem that can allow the disease to continue unchecked and eventually may lead to the loss of one or more of your teeth.…

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Do I Need a Periodontist and a Dentist?

On November 15th, 2011, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

The short answer to that question is, yes! You absolutely need to continue seeing your general dentist even while you are under the care of a Periodontist.

Periodontist’s specialize in treating your gums, which is very important, but there are other important components to your dental health as well. There is more to your dental health then healthy gums.…

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