Posts Categorized: Periodontal Health

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer occurs more often in those over age 40. It affects twice as many men as women. The risk factors include tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and sun exposure. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may play a role in cancer development, as these food groups contain antioxidants that are thought to have… Read more »

Implant or Bridge for a Missing Tooth?

Most people recognize the advantages of implants over dentures. But when does it make sense to choose an implant over a bridge to replace a single missing tooth? An evaluation of the condition of the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth can help answer this question. If these teeth have no decay and no existing… Read more »

Can The White Spots On My Teeth Be Fixed?

¬† White spots, that are often observed as milky white areas on the front teeth, are generally the result of demineralized enamel. ¬†There is a loss of minerals from the tooth structure. There may be other causes as well, which your dentist will identify during a review of your dental and medical history and upon… Read more »

Can I Get Veneers?

We have found that many patients present to us wanting to know the difference between a veneer and a crown and which one is right for them. Veneers are thin shells that cover the front of the teeth. They can be used to change the shape, color, size and length of a tooth and also… Read more »

What is the Mouth-Body Connection?

Did you know that those with good oral health may have better overall health? How so? Well, studies suggest that patients with periodontitis (which is untreated gingivitis that transitions into ongoing inflammation ) may be at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Pregnant women with gum disease may be more prone to pregnancy diabetes,… Read more »

Your Gum Disease FAQs

You may hear us speaking enthusiastically about your six-month visits and how dental cleanings help prevent gum disease. This does not mean, however, that you consider yourself someone who may become affected by gum inflammation. In fact, you may not really know what this disease is or why it occurs. Because preventing this problem is… Read more »