Problems Caused By Tobacco

Smoking TobaccoAdults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal diseases is by daily thorough tooth brushing and flossing techniques and regular professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Tobacco usage
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition
  • Periodontal Disease & Tobacco

You are probably familiar with the links between tobacco use and lung disease, cancer, and heart disease. Continue reading “Problems Caused By Tobacco”

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery: Solution For Unpleasant Teeth

 These procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by Brete D. Moran, D.M.D., L.L.C. and cosmetic dentistry by your dentist.

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening.

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Importance of Missing Teeth Replacement

Missing one or more teeth can severely influence your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and self-esteem. It is recommended to replace missing teeth as soon as possible and below are a list of reasons why.

Bone Atrophy
In the same way that exercising your body helps keep muscle tone, jaw bone mass is maintained through the stimulation of chewing and biting. When a tooth is missing, the area of bone where the tooth was originally located no longer receives such stimulation and it starts to disappear, a process called resorption. Continue reading “Importance of Missing Teeth Replacement”

Dental Implants: Tooth Replacement That Lasts

Dental implants have been successfully replacing missing teeth for more than 40 years. In that time, they have been proven to be a long-lasting, effective, and safe option, giving patients something that previously has not been available, a truly complete tooth replacement.

No other tooth replacement option simultaneously replaces the root and the crown of the tooth. Dentures, partials, and fixed bridges only simulate the top part of the tooth, but the part that you can not see (the root) is also vital for total oral health, and dental implants take your treatment to the next level by also replacing this part of the tooth. Continue reading “Dental Implants: Tooth Replacement That Lasts”

Guarantee Long-Term Success of Dental Implants

Some patients that have received dental implants have questions about dental hygiene and other tips to help ensure that their investment lasts many years. Often times bad dental hygiene may have contributed to their tooth loss, many understand the importance of recommitting to good dental care. For patients considering implants or those who have them and are looking for ways to keep them healthy, there are several steps that can be taken to ensure success of dental implants.

Follow Recovery Instructions
After your implant procedure, you will be given a number of instructions for managing symptoms such as inflammation and pain, keeping your mouth clean to fight infections and medications to help speed your recovery. Follow all instructions as closely as possible, and complete taking any prescriptions, especially antibiotics. The more smoothly your recovery goes, the better foundation is established for long-term good dental health. Continue reading “Guarantee Long-Term Success of Dental Implants”