Gum disease, or gingivitis, occurs when plaque, which is loaded with harmful bacteria, accumulates on your gums and in between your teeth. Brushing your teeth will get rid of plaque. However, it only takes 24 hours for plaque to accumulate on your teeth again. So without regular and proper brushing, plaque remains on your teeth and eventually forms tartar, a hard deposit that can only be removed with a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Plaque and tartar are pools of bacteria that are harmful to the teeth and gums. Plaque and tartar buildup are the primary cause of inflammation and irritation to the gums, a condition referred to as gingivitis. Continue reading “Gingivitis: Understanding Gum Disease”
There is no need to take any time off work after the placement of an implant. As long as you do not have to exercise or exert yourself like doing heavy lifting at work, you should be fine. Some people choose to take the rest of the day off or even a couple days off. This decision is up to you and how you feel. It is always a good idea to listen to your body so you can heal well.
The first two weeks
The most crucial time after implant placement is the first two weeks of healing. It is extremely important to avoid chewing food over the implant site. It is also important to avoid sodas, spicy foods, crunchy foods or anything that could irritate the area. Smoking should be avoided as well. Continue reading “Healing Time After Implant Surgery”
Gum disease causes the inflammation of the gums, and leads to severe damage of the enamel. Due to irregular brushing, a sticky colorless or pale deposit, known as plaque,starts affecting teeth and gums as well. The bacteria present in plaque are responsible for different gum diseases.In extreme cases, your teeth have to be removed by a dentist.
The Stages of Gum Diseases
Close study has revealed three different stages of gum diseases:
This is the beginning phase of gum disease. It shows through an enlargement of the gums,as a result of an intense plaque development or germ growth along the gum-line. Regular flossing and brushing are likely to remove the plaque but if they fail, there’s the chance for poisonous substances or toxins to form, causing damages to the tissues. This phenomenon is known as Gingivitis. It may often lead to gum bleeding during brushing. The disease can be cured as the internal tissues and bones are not harmed yet. Continue reading “The Three Phases Of Gum Disease”
Good oral hygiene and regular visits for dental cleaning is of utmost importance, not only for the maintenance of a healthy dentition but for your overall well-being. Poor oral health can lead to a large number of dental as well as systemic problems in your body. Neglected oral hygiene can cause gum diseases, infections, bone disorders, stroke and cardiac problems.
In most cases, patients do not realize they have a developing oral health issue until it has become either an emergency or is causing additional dental health issues.
Visiting the dentist regularly for preventive care offers many benefits and is extremely important for your overall health. It is an investment in your healthcare that will pay off in the future. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Dental Health”
Dental Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. Continue reading “Are Dental Implants Right For You?”