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Gum Disease

Treating Receding Gums from Bulimia and GERD

It’s commonly acknowledged that stomach acid is damaging to tooth enamel. Regular exposure to stomach acid can cause the erosion of dental enamel, resulting in teeth that are weakened and discolored. These damaged teeth are easily seen and present a cosmetic problem as well as a health problem. What most people [...]

After You Quit Tobacco, It’s Time to Repair the Damage

Smoking and smokeless tobacco use result in many serious health effects, including damage to your teeth and gums. One of the most common effects is receding gums. Receding gums, pain, and bleeding gums from dip often inspire people to quit smokeless tobacco. It's one of the most common New Year's resolutions. Quitting is a challenge, [...]

Do Black Stains Protect Your Teeth from Cavities?

In general, a healthy smile is a beautiful smile, and vice versa. But in some cases, some very unattractive features might be associated with better health. That’s the case with black stains on teeth, which are generally linked to a lower cavity risk. What Are “Black Stains”? Black stains seems like a generic [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Gum Disease|

What’s Causing Your Toothaches?

A toothache is one of the most common conditions that brings people to our office. Ideally, you should see a dentist regularly for preventive treatment. This can help your heart as well as your teeth. However, if you’re the kind of person who only looks for treatment when you experience pain, here’s a brief guide [...]

By |December 31st, 2019|Gum Disease|

Brushing Teeth and Seeing the Dentist Can Reduce Heart Risks

For many years, the link between gum disease and heart disease was controversial. Now, that controversy is largely resolved. Most doctors and dentists agree that gum disease is associated with, and likely causes, increased risk of heart problems. But now we have to ask: can we use this information to help people [...]