How to Clean Dental Implants

 

How to Clean Dental Implants

Although dental implants are not susceptible to decay, you should not throw your oral hygiene routine out the window. Proper oral care should continue to be a priority, and for the most part, it should mirror your routine before surgery with a few minor changes. If oral hygiene methods are not met, dental implant patients […]

A Dry Mouth Can Impact Your Oral Hygiene

If you are consistently suffering from a dry mouth, this can have worse consequences than just giving you that uncomfortable feeling in your mouth. Because saliva is vital for oral hygiene, a dry mouth can negatively impact your oral health. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. So what’s causing this and how […]

What Is the Best Age to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

There is no specific age that wisdom teeth must be extracted by, however it is recommended that wisdom teeth be removed in early adulthood. Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, can be successfully removed later in life, but early removal is recommended to limit risks involved with the surgery and healing time. The Best Age […]

Alcohol and Oral Health

A few weeks ago, we discussed oral health complications resulting from tobacco use. What you may not know is that alcohol can also have a detrimental effect on your oral health. An occasional glass of wine, though it might stain your teeth, is not going to pose a major threat to your oral health. However, […]

Treating Gum Disease in the Early Stages

Many people suffer from gum disease without realizing the impact this can have on their lives. Gum disease is not only one of the main causes of tooth loss, it also impacts your overall health. Gum disease has been linked with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke in numerous studies. Therefore it is […]

Tobacco and Your Oral Health

You may not be aware that tobacco use is one of the leading causes of many oral complications. People who smoke or chew tobacco are more likely to develop gum disease, tooth loss, and cancer. Though the addictive qualities of nicotine make it difficult to ditch the habit, it is imperative to your oral health […]

What is Bone Grafting?

In dentistry, bone grafting is a treatment option for patients suffering from bone loss in the jaw caused by periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, affects not only the gums surrounding the teeth but the bone as well. Gum disease occurs when the harmful bacteria found in plaque spread below the gums and […]