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Can I Get Cosmetic Dentistry If I Have Gum Disease?

If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, you might have heard that it’s important to have good oral health before you can beautify your smile. Does this mean that you can’t get cosmetic dentistry if you have gum disease (also known as periodontal disease)? Not necessarily.  The best way [...]

Dental Implants a Better Solution If You Have Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome is an uncommon autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks your body’s moisture-producing glands. This can cause dryness in the eyes, mouth, and throat. However, as a rheumatic disease, Sjögren’s syndrome also causes symptoms that overlap with rheumatoid arthritis. This includes attacks on the temporomandibular joints and the jaw muscles. The [...]

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 [...]

Dental Impacts of Black Stains on Teeth

Understanding Black Stains in Dental Terminology Black stains on teeth are a common issue that {{{{link id='256' text='people seek out dental care'}}}} to treat. When visiting a cosmetic dentist, you'll hear the term "black stains" used to describe a dark line that appears at the base of the tooth where it meets the gum [...]

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 [...]

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