Posts Tagged ‘gum tissue’
Eating Disorders And Your Teeth
For many people, eating disorders are part of every day life. These abnormal eating habits may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and psychological health. The resulting effects of the dietary issues involved directly and indirectly relate to oral health problems. Common Types Of Eating Disorders –Anorexia Nervosa (commonly called, “anorexia”)…Read More
What Is Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis – is a destructive process affecting the gums and bone surrounding dental implants. The various periodontal bacteria found surrounding failing dental implants (those affected by peri-implantitis) are very similar to those found in association with various forms of periodontal disease. Peri-implantitis is a unique complication when dealing with dental implants. Dental implants have a very high…Read More
Tongue Tied? Frenectomy Could Be The Answer
Frenectomy – is the removal of a frenulum (small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far). It can refer to frenula in several places on the human body. In dentistry, this procedure is routinely done for orthodontic purposes but can also be done for other functional reasons. Types Of Frenectomy…Read More
What Causes Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is simply inflammation of the gum tissue in the mouth. It is a reversible, non-destructive form of periodontal disease. While there are many causes of gingivitis, the number one cause is poor dental hygiene. Gingivitis can develop as -a side effect to medication -surges in hormones -mouth breathing -dry mouth -poor nutrition -disease state…Read More
Why Do My Gums Bleed?
Many people think it is okay for some gum bleeding during brushing or flossing but that is simply not true. Bleeding gums equal unhealthy gums. Periodontal disease can creep up silently attacking your gums and bone in your mouth. This is especially important with recent studies showing periodontal disease being linked to systemic diseases like…Read More
What Is Your Dental Age?
We all know someone who does not look their age. Whether it be their hair, lack of wrinkles, or just the way they present themselves. They seem to defy time by staying active and being young at heart. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those who are older than their years. This…Read More
I Have Periodontal Disease…Now What?
Periodontal Disease– is a group of diseases that affect the tissues that support and anchor the teeth. If untreated, periodontal disease results in the destruction of the gums, alveolar bone (the part of the jaws where the teeth arise), and the outer layer of the tooth root. The earliest form of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis…Read More
National Flossing Day!
National Flossing Day!! November 23rd, 2012 Daily flossing is a requirement for healthy teeth and gums. Thorough flossing removes the plaque and food debris between your teeth that your toothbrush may not. It also increases blood circulation in your gum tissue to help prevent periodontal disease. Flossing is a critical technique for a healthy smile,…Read More
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease (or commonly called gum disease) is a very serious and chronic dental infection of the periodontal tissues that can result in the breakdown of the tissue and the loss of bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. This dental infection disease begins when bacteria and plaque form a sticky biofilm on your teeth and causes…Read More
Emdogain: Treatment of Periodontal Disease
The #1 goal of periodontal disease treatment is to allow for re formation of and re attachment of the periodontal tissues. The best way (and least invasive) is via regeneration or regrowth. There have been various products come to market over the years that have been considered the next immediate fix in regenerative periodontal therapy. Very few have ever…Read More