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Gum Recontouring: What Is It, and Is It Safe?

April 13, 2024

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 3D image of gum recontouring

One of the reasons that knowledgeable oral health professionals are so important is to help patients understand more about the treatments that they’re getting. Dentistry and periodontics are nothing to be scared of, and teaching people more about the field is an excellent way to deal with the dental anxiety many people tend to deal with.

An excellent example is gum recontouring, a cosmetic treatment that many patients don’t know all that much about. You might wonder what this procedure is and whether it’s safe; here’s some information you might find useful.


3 Myths About Dental Implants

February 8, 2024

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person speaking with dentist about dental implant myths

Dental implants are hailed by dentists as the ultimate solution for replacing missing teeth in the modern era. With advancements in technology, they’ve become increasingly prevalent, seamlessly blending into people’s smiles. Yet, despite their widespread use, several misconceptions about dental implants continue to circulate. These misconceptions often cloud the understanding of this revolutionary treatment. Let’s explore some of these common myths about dental implants and uncover the truths behind them.


A Guide for Enjoying the Holidays After Oral Surgery

December 6, 2023

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Woman sitting on couch resting at home

The holidays often represent a good opportunity to have oral surgery performed; since you’re likely to be taking time off of work around this time of year anyway, you may find it easier to make room in your schedule for the recovery period. Of course, you don’t want the procedure to stop you from getting the most out of the season. As such, your periodontist is here with some tips for enjoying the holidays while recovering from oral surgery.


Why Get Computer-Guided Implant Placement?

October 18, 2023

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A closeup of a dental implant model

If you’re missing teeth, you’ve likely heard of dental implants. These prosthetics have a high success rate and effectively restore grins! However, did you know some ways of placing them are better than others? Computer-guided implant placement helps a smile more than the typical kind. Thanks to advanced technology, it has more perks than the freehand method. Your local dentist can even prove this claim. Here’s a primer on freehand placement, how the guided type differs, and the latter option’s perks.


What Is Dry Socket and How Does It Happen?

September 8, 2023

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An computer generated example of dry socket.

So, you’ve just had a tooth extracted, and while you’re relieved to no longer be in pain, you’re now worried about another possible dental disturbance: dry socket. The name itself is frightening if you don’t know what it is, but when you learn the specifics of the condition, it can be even more concerning.

What is dry socket, how does it happen, and what can you do about it? Continue reading to have all of your questions answered.


Discover the Truth Behind These 4 All-Too-Common Gum Recontouring Myths

July 19, 2023

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Close-up of smile before and after gum recontouring

Lately, you’ve been considering having gum recontouring done to remove unneeded gum tissue in order to improve your smile. However, you’re not entirely sure whether the procedure is truly right for you. While you’re considering the pros and cons of the treatment, it’s important to avoid letting false information affect your decision-making. Below are 4 gum recontouring myths you may have heard – and why you shouldn’t believe them.


Can Cleaning Your Smile Protect Your Mind?

June 13, 2023

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a patient with Alzheimer’s disease smiling at their caretaker

Even if you typically brush and floss your pearly whites every single day, you probably don’t realize how you’re protecting yourself from Alzheimer’s disease. Does this seem too good to be true? Even so, modern research is showing more evidence of a connection between your smile and cognitive health. Since it’s June—also known as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month—here’s how cleaning your mouth can help your brain in the process!


Why Are Your Gums Receding? Here Are 5 Possible Causes 

May 30, 2023

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Pulling down lip to show signs of gum recession

If you’ve noticed that your teeth have grown more sensitive or appear to be longer, it could mean you’re experiencing gum recession. In other words, your gums are pulling away from your teeth, which could ultimately lead to tooth loss in the worst-case scenario. If you want to protect your smile from gum recession, you need to know what can potentially cause the condition in the first place; below are 5 potential explanations from your periodontist.


What Causes Gum Disease in Older Adults?

March 8, 2023

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Older woman smilingDid you know tooth decay isn’t the only threat to your oral health? Gum disease is equally devastating. Although it is preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of adults have the infection, which is a leading cause of tooth loss. Although anyone can develop the infection, adults over 60 years of age have a higher risk of periodontal disease. It is attributed to age, but the aging process isn’t the cause. Instead, here are 6 factors that increase your risk of gum disease as you approach your Golden Years.


Great Oral Health Resolutions for the New Year

January 11, 2023

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It’s January now, so 2023 has officially arrived! As such, you may be thinking of good ways to kick-start the new year. Perhaps you plan to learn a new language, lose weight, etc. Whatever your goals, though, now is a good time to improve your oral health. Doing so in the early months lets you enjoy great teeth during the later ones. If you’d like, your local dentist can even make the process smoother. Here, then, is a summary of five New Year’s resolutions for a healthier smile.

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