Although piercings in the lips or the tongue have become very popular in recent years, few people consider the health issues this kind of decorative piercing presents. In addition to the usual risks of infection, oral piercings can also endanger your teeth and oral tissues. Before you decide to pierce your lip or tongue, it’s… Continue reading Oral Piercings: The Hidden Risks to Your Health
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, occurs when the gum tissue becomes inflamed or, eventually, infected. This inflammation and infection causes the gums to draw back from the teeth, eventually exposing the roots and causing the teeth to become loose and even fall out. With treatment, the gums can heal and again provide a strong… Continue reading My gums bleed when I brush: Should I be concerned?
If you have missing teeth, whether due to injury, decay, or long-term wear and tear, you might have heard about dental implants as an option for replacement. Dental implants are becoming more common, and many people opt for this choice as a more convenient, natural looking and comfortable form of tooth replacement. If you are… Continue reading Are dental implants the right choice for me?
With so many advances in modern dental technology and implant dentistry, there are few obstacles that cannot be overcome. To replace a missing tooth, almost anything is possible. Any condition that could possibly have a negative impact on your dental implant can be successfully treated prior to the placement of the implant. Patients who have… Continue reading Receding gums: are dental implants still an option?
Losing your teeth is not inevitable with age. With proper care, you can keep your natural teeth well into your retirement years. Skilled dentistry at our Dallas office can also help you ensure that you keep your teeth. Caring for Your Teeth as You Age As you get older, it remains important to brush and… Continue reading Maintaining healthy teeth and gums throughout the retired years
Periodontal, or gum disease is a serious condition. Your gums are the gateway to the rest of the body, and it’s important to keep them healthy. An experienced periodontist can help you achieve this goal. There are several degrees of periodontal disease, which develops when plaque builds up and the bacteria it contains leads to… Continue reading Periodontal disease: the facts
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is one of the most common causes of tooth loss. Fortunately, it can be prevented with diligent dental care. If you do have problems with your gums, your periodontist can provide treatment that can help you keep your teeth. Keeping Your Gums Healthy Gum disease, like tooth decay, occurs because… Continue reading Can Periodontal Disease be Prevented?
Studies are on-going to understand the correlation for patients suffering from diabetes and how this might affect their dental health. What is known is that gum disease is more prevalent in patients with diabetes than those free from it. A thorough dental exam with a periodontist is highly recommended for patients dealing with symptoms of… Continue reading The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease
Periodontal disease can be caused by a myriad of factors. Diabetes, poor oral hygiene and smoking are the major causes of tooth loss in adults. When you have lost a significant amount of dentition, it starts to take a toll on your social life and appearance. Those with gum disease will exhibit symptoms like bleeding… Continue reading Gum Disease: Am I Still a Candidate for Dental Implants?