Study Finds Orthodontists Cannot Adequately Diagnose Young Mouth Breathers

Were you born a mouth breather, or did you develop mouth breathing as a result of having untreated sleep apnea? Some people always have been and always will be mouth breathers due to their anatomical make up. Some of us lack muscle tone causing the jaw to drop. Others have chronic nasal congestion from allergies… Read more »

Walking Around Gum Disease? Who Isn’t — But Here’s When It Becomes a Problem…

While most of us will experience gum disease at some point in our lives, credible estimates of the number of adults with the condition run from 75-90%. The good news is that gum disease is preventable, treatable, and if caught early enough, reversible! The bad news: If it’s not caught early, gum disease can become… Read more »

Dentistry FAQs: Periodontics

To give your smile the best chance for oral health success, make sure that your gums. along with your teeth, are well cared for. If you should ever suffer any inflammation or diseases and infections to your gums, you’ll need to visit your periodontist for the appropriate treatments. Periodontics consists of specialized treatments designed to… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Comes in Two Different Forms

Are you familiar with the threat of sleep apnea? Did you know two kinds of sleep apnea can threaten your health? Well, it’s true! Sleep apnea is often dismissed with general snoring. However, neglecting this condition can lead to disastrous effects. To help you understand more about sleep apnea, our dentist with in , ,… Read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with Gum Disease Symptom Recognition

Being aware of gum disease is one of the first steps to receiving the necessary treatment. Because it is a progressive disease, it can advance over a period of many stages and can continue to progress throughout several years. The sooner you have it checked, the better off your smile will be in terms of… Read more »

How Serious Is Gum Disease?

The CDC reports that a large number of people over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Cases can range from mild inflammation and bleeding, which is known a gingivitis, to the much more severe form, periodontitis. While you may be tempted to ignore bleeding gums, they are indicators that you should… Read more »

How to Tell If You Have Gingivitis

Healthy gums are firm, pink, and do not bleed easily during brushing. If this description doesn’t fit with your mouth, you may have gingivitis. Take note of the below signs because gingivitis is oftentimes overlooked until too late. Caught early, gingivitis is reversible. So, it is highly important that you watch for it before a… Read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits Contribute to Gum Health Problems

It’s important to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night as well as effectively floss at least once each day. This basic oral hygiene regimen helps to remove plaque buildup, food debris, and sugar residue from the mouth before they can harden into bacterial tartar. If tartar does develop near the gumline can contribute… Read more »

Gum Surgery Recovery Involves Some Important Factors

Left untreated severe periodontal disease can affect your quality of life, complicated other medical conditions, and potentially lead to the loss of multiple teeth. If the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis is allowed to worsen into a chronic case of severe periodontitis, oral surgery might be the only effective means of intervention. Treatments like gingival flap,… Read more »

Prevent Periodontal Disease From Worsening With Early Treatment

Periodontal disease is the formal medical term for gum disease. It’s an inflammation of the gums brought on by a bacterial infection and exists in about half of all American adults over the age of 30. Many times, periodontal disease goes unnoticed for a long time because patients don’t experience any pain during the early… Read more »