How Menopause Affects Your Oral Health

Menopause can be associated with numerous symptoms—hot flashes, night sweats and excessive irritability, to name a few. Many women don’t recognize, however, that the hormonal upheaval of menopause can also do a number on your oral health. For example, there appears to be a link between hormonal changes in women and periodontal disease. The hormones…

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Aesthetic Dental Transformations

In addition to treating periodontal conditions such as gum disease, did you know that your periodontist can improve and enhance the appearance of your smile with cosmetic procedures and dental surgery? Using a variety of tools and techniques, including soft tissue lasers, your periodontist can remove excessive gingival tissue, contour the shape of soft oral…

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What is the Lifespan of a Dental Implant?

As one of the top methods for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are extremely durable. With routine checkups and thorough oral hygiene, dental implants are capable of lasting a lifetime. Before the technology and methodology for placing implants became commonplace, patients’ options for replacing teeth were limited to dental bridges or dentures. Because an implant…

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Sensitive Teeth: What could be the cause?

Patients who deal with tooth sensitivity usually experience an unpleasant “zinging” sensation when teeth are exposed to sweet, cold or hot foods and beverages. Although there can be many reasons for this dental discomfort, quite often the onset of gum disease is of primary concern. Causes can include: Brushing with too firm a tooth brush…

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The Origin of Dental Implants

Dental implants are believed to go back to ancient times. Of course teeth replaced back then were made from stone or metal, and were very crude. But each generation has made do with the materials and knowledge that were prevalent at that time. At the current time, technology and materials have led us to dental…

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Is Sedation Dentistry safe?

Patients who come to the periodontist may be a bit concerned about discomfort accompanying the interventions used to treat gum disease, whether the treatment is surgical or non-invasive. Sedation dentistry is available to ease these patients’ qualms, but some may be hesitant to take advantage of that method as well due to questions about its…

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