3 out of 4 adults are affected by gum disease

Adults 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 “3 out of 4 adults are affected by gum disease”

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery may be the answer for short unsightly 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.

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, to even your gum line, and to create a beautiful smile. Continue reading “Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery may be the answer for short unsightly teeth”

Our number one priority is your comfort

We know you may get a little anxious when you come to the dentist. That’s why we have a comfortable reception area where you have access to our beverage station, flat screen TV’s and children’s play room. We also offer blankets for you to warm up under during your visit and hot scented towels when your appointment is complete.

Call 203-433-0384 for Branford Office or 203-285-8163 for Milford Office.