Almost everyone has heard the term "gingivitis" and understands it refers to some form of gum disease, but most do not know the exact definition of gingivitis, and many are not sure what they can do to prevent gum disease or to help reverse its effects. Given the devastating effects gum disease can have if left untreated, it is critical to get at least a basic education on what you can do to fight back against gingivitis.
If you are considering getting dental implants, either to replace individual missing teeth or to form a strong base of support for permanent dentures, it is possible you may need to undergo ridge augmentation surgery first.
In cosmetic surgery circles, BOTOX is an everyday term, being as it is the most common of all cosmetic surgery types. But many dental patients may be unfamiliar with BOTOX procedures and wonder what it has to do with dentistry.
Periodontal (gum) disease is extremely common and relatively easy to get. And yet, there are many effective means that can help prevent or minimize the risks of gum disease. If you do notice signs of periodontal disease, you should not hesitate to see your periodontist for a check-up and the appropriate periodontal treatment. The earlier you catch gum disease, the less damage is done and the easier it is to reverse it.
It may seem, off hand, like a very odd assertion to say that high stress levels negatively impact your oral health. But, in fact, there is much evidence that suggests this is exactly the case. In this busy, "go-go" life, some amount of stress may be inevitable, but when stress is extreme, near-constant, or is interfering with normal sleep patterns, that's a sign it may be affecting your oral health as well.