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Oral Health: Don't Ignore Your Gums

When you go to your dentist, you are likely concerned about cavities and the stains on your teeth. If you are like me, then you probably never thought much about your gums. Unfortunately, this caused me to form a serious gum recession condition. My dentist said that hard brushing practices, poor flossing techniques, and even the consumption of sugary foods led to the recession. After some deep scaling treatments, I was informed that I needed a gum graft procedure. The gums are extremely important to your health. They provide your teeth with the nutrients they need and they protect the sensitive dental roots. The gums even keep bacteria away from your jaw bone. Don't ignore your gums like I did. Read my blog and learn about proper oral care techniques. Prevention practices can easily save your gums from necessary restoration.

Treatments You May Need Before Dental Implant

Getting a dental implant is one of the best ways to replace a natural tooth. In some cases, however, you might need some preparatory treatment before getting your implant. Below are some of the treatments the dentist may suggest for you before the implant proper. Tooth Extraction Dental implants are meant to replace teeth, but not every tooth that needs to be replaced is literally 'missing.' You may also need to replace a tooth that is cracked, split, eroded, impacted, or infected to the point that removal is better than preservation. Read More 

Are You Out Of Luck If Your Jaw Is Too Weak For Dental Implants?

Getting dental implants can be life-changing for people who have missing teeth. Unfortunately, standard dental implants may not be a good fit for everyone. If you have weak bones, especially in your jaw, your dentist might say no to standard dental implants. However, don't worry just yet: you still have a dental implant option. Read on to discover why standard implants might not be a good choice for you and what type of implant can still work for your smile. Read More 

Top Reasons To Consider A Dental Implant For Tooth Restoration

An adult can lose a permanent tooth for a variety of reasons, such as due to decay, infection, or a traumatic injury to the face. There are several different types of dental restoration methods for missing teeth, but the one method that is becoming increasingly popular is dental implants. Many dentists and oral surgeons are now specializing in dental implants, so it is not difficult to find a dental professional who can assist you. Read More 

How A Mouth Guard Works For Sleep Apnea

If you struggle with feeling rested after sleeping all night and you snore while you sleep, there is a good chance you might be living with a sleep disorder that dentists and doctors call sleep apnea. This condition, if mild, can be treated with the use of a mouth guard. You can purchase one of these in stores or online, or you can have one custom-made for you. If you are thinking about purchasing an over-the-counter mouth guard, here are a couple of things to know. Read More 

A Pain In The Nerve: How To Deal With Dental Nerve Pain

There can be a myriad of reasons why you perceive pain in your mouth. A visit to the dentist is sure to clear up any doubts as to the source, but you might want to consider the possible causes of tooth pain in the meantime. Read on to find out why teeth hurt and what to do about it. Decay – In most cases, you probably have a cavity. You might not even be able to see it by peering into your mouth, but you will definitely feel it. Read More