Posts Tagged ‘ Gum Disease ’

Recent Study Links Gum Disease with Severe COVID Cases

A recently published scientific study contains some important information connecting patients with gum disease to severe complications with COVID-19.  When coronavirus first hit our shores about a year ago, it was a novel disease that we did not know much about.  Doctors and scientists hypothesized many potential risk factors that could worsen the outcome of […]

How to Care for Your Dental Implant

A dental implant has one of the highest long-term success rates of all dental restorations.  More than ninety percent of implants are functioning well at ten years after placement!  While dental implants cannot get cavities like natural teeth can, there is some important maintenance and care essential to an implant’s long-term success. The two most […]

What are Early Signs of Dental Trouble?

We understand that many people are still uncertain about the safety of dental visits.  While we are certain that your visiting us is safe, we do want to communicate important information to those of you making the choice to postpone dental appointments during the pandemic.  It is important for you to understand the warning signs […]

How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Millions of Americans suffer from a chronic bacterial infection in their mouths commonly referred to as “gum disease”.  This progressive disease causes bad breath, tooth sensitivity, looseness of the teeth, and eventually tooth loss.  The bad news is that it can be difficult to treat. The good news is that it is very easy to […]

How Many Times a Day Should I Brush My Teeth?

This is a question dentists hear quite often.  And would you be surprised to learn that the answer is not always the same?  We make a lot of general recommendations, especially in our website content.  However, we want to make sure that all of our patients understand that a customized approach is always the best! […]

Why are X-rays So Important?

Many people accept x-rays as a fact of life when it comes to consistent dental visits.  Others question their necessity or fear negative consequences from them.  We covered the safety of dental x-rays in a previous blog that you can read here.  In this blog, we’ll explain why they are so important. X-rays Enable Early […]

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

The short answer to this question is that there is inflammation present, bringing increased blood flow to the gum tissues and making the tissues more delicate so that they bleed at the slightest provocation. The longer answer to this question includes what various things lead to inflammation in the gums and predispose you to bleeding.  […]

Why Do I Need a Deep Cleaning?  I Just Want a Regular One.

When it comes to professional teeth cleanings, they are not all alike.  Many people don’t understand this and assume that all teeth cleanings are “regular” teeth cleanings.  Finding out you need something other than the “regular” one may be upsetting or confusing. We hope that by explaining the purpose of all professional teeth cleanings and […]

What Kind of Floss Should I Use?

It makes us really happy that you are asking this question.  Well . . . okay . . . we know you aren’t really asking it.  But if you clicked on it, at least you are interested, and that makes us happy, too. There are several different types of floors, and we recommend the various […]

How Smoking Affects Your Mouth

You know smoking is bad for you.  You know it causes emphysema and lung cancer.  Did you know it is also really terrible for your oral health?  Smoking worsens your risk for every oral health problem. Smoking Causes Dry Mouth One of the ways smoking causes dry mouth is by physically drying out the tissues […]