In recent decades, lasers have made a big entrance into all areas of medical care, including into periodontics. And while more traditional methods of periodontal treatment still have their place, laser periodontal treatment has big advantages over other options in many dental situations.
Dental implants have revolutionized the way we deal with tooth loss in the 21st Century. They have made vast improvements both to individual replacement teeth and to dentures (via implant-supported denture systems) and are easily the superior choice in most dental situations.
The state of oral health in America today is far better than it was decades ago, but it is still far less impressive than in could be. And unfortunately, it's often those over 65 who have suffer the most from a wide array of oral health problems.
No one wants to think about the possibility of being diagnosed with some form of oral cancer, but the fact is, this kind of cancer afflicts thousands of Americans every single year. When caught early, it can usually be treated, but when caught late, it has a precariously low survival rate - a great reason to invest in annual oral cancer screening at your local periodontist office.
Good oral health and dental hygiene is good for your heart. There is research showing that cardiovascular disease and heart health conditions in general are less of a risk if you have a healthy mouth.