December 6, 2023
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.(more…)
October 18, 2023
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.(more…)
September 8, 2023
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.(more…)
June 13, 2023
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!(more…)
May 30, 2023
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.(more…)
May 22, 2023
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.(more…)
March 8, 2023
Did 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.
January 11, 2023
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.(more…)
December 2, 2022
Life is busy, and it can be difficult to make it to the dentist often. It can be tempting not to make a trip to the dentist until something is wrong, and even then, something has to be really wrong.
That said, making an effort to get to the dentist’s office can make a big difference in the quality of your oral health. Here are a few reasons why preventive dentistry is so important.(more…)
November 4, 2022
When most people think about their oral hygiene, brushing their pearly whites is the first thing that comes to mind. But your gums are just as important as your teeth—after all, they hold them in place! Better yet, having healthy gums doesn’t just benefit your smile and lower the likelihood of gum disease; it can also actively mitigate issues such as lung disease! Here’s more from your dentist in Mayfield Heights about this curious connection along with some tips for keeping your gums healthy and pink.(more…)