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Gum Recession: 3 Facts About Why Gum Tissue Recedes

Gum Recession is a very prominent issue for many dental patients in Miami, FL and because it occurs slowly and gradually it is often not easy to detect. If you start to experience gum recession it would be best if you reached out to your dental professional to seek treatment as soon as possible. Doing so would be very beneficial because gum recession is a major warning side that you may be developing gum disease.   1. Gum Disease Gum disease usually occurs because of a lack of proper oral hygiene. Meaning if you are not engaging in good oral care you are more likely to develop gum disease. Healthy oral hygiene would include brushing and flossing at least twice a day in order to avoid plaque buildup. Also, this lower your chance of having any bacteria buildup below the gumline which can create inflammation.   2. Brushing Too Hard Although, it is important to be sure that you are brushing your teeth twice a day regularly it is also very important to be sure that you are not brush ...

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A Brief Guide to Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery is the replacement of missing teeth by the process of implanting ceramic crowns to form natural looking, supportive teeth that are secured by titanium “roots” that are placed into the jaw. Surgery can take a few months to complete, but the results of dental implant surgery are worthwhile. If you ever have thought about getting dental implant surgery, the information overload could seem daunting, so here is a brief breakdown of some of the top information to keep in mind.   When contemplating dental implant surgery, price is something to keep in mind. Depending on the type of implant you would be receiving, price can fluctuate. This surgery is not inexpensive, and medical insurance may not be an option for coverage. Payment plans can be set up with your dental implant surgeon and should be discussed ahead of the surgery. Dental implant surgery is not an instant fix and is usually completed in stages. There are techniques that allow for the extraction and repla ...

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Is It Better to Get a Dental Bridge or Dental implants?

If you’ve lost a tooth or you’re about to, you may be wondering what the best solution is for replacing it in Miami, FL. You have multiple options, including a dental bridge and a dental implant. But which option is better? Your choice may depend on your aesthetic goals, functional needs, oral health situation, and even your budget. You and your dentist will be able to determine which option is right for you during a consultation.   Comparing dental bridges and dental implants Dental Bridges were once the only solution for replacing a missing tooth, aside from a removable partial denture. These restorations are secure in place using the teeth on either side of the empty socket (abutment teeth). Though a more fixed option than a partial denture, dental bridges require that healthy teeth be drilled down and can sometimes lead to these teeth becoming decayed or infected over time. Dental bridges generally last between 5-15 years, depending on how well a person cares for them. Though a ...

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LANAP: The Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease better known as Periodontal disease is increasingly affecting a large portion of the population annually. However, thanks to advancements to major advancements within dentistry major advancements have emerged for gum disease treatment. One of these advancements has led to the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure also known as LANAP. This procedure allows gum disease to be treated using a minimally invasive laser which makes it easier for dental patients to receive pain free treatment. To learn more about LANAP laser treatments in Miami, FL and exactly how it is beneficial to dental patients please refer to the points being made below.   Here are five benefits to LANAP® laser treatment: 1. Avoid Gum Recession Gum recession is a major warning sign that you are beginning to develop gum disease. With this being said it’s highly important to be sure that you are being proactive about seeking treatment. 2. Recover Faster Unlike traditional treatment methods the LANA ...

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The Major Health Benefits Of Laser Gum Surgery

Laser Gum Surgery has major health benefits because it improves your oral health by removing bacteria within your mouth that can be detrimental to your oral health. Also, because of the fact that your oral health is connected to your overall health when you have laser gum surgery and improve your oral health you are also improving your overall health. Let’s explore exactly what laser gum surgery is and how it positively impacts your oral and overall health by precisely removing damaged gum tissue.   What Is Laser Gum Surgery? What exactly is laser gum surgery you might ask well it involves using a dental laser to precisely remove any damaged gum tissue and clear away harmful bacteria that is associated with advanced gum disease. Also, there are quite a few different advantages of that laser surgery has when compared to traditional forms of gum surgery. To learn more about these advantages please review the bullet points below: Medical lasers are precise, so only the damaged tissu ...

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Gum Recession Treatment: The Benefits Of Early Treatment

If you begin to experience gum recession in Miami, FL then it would be very beneficial if you sought out early treatment. This is mainly because gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be in the very beginning stages of gum disease. Gum disease is important to treat when it is in its early stages in order to avoid it developing into advanced gum disease. Gum Grafting: The Traditional Way To Treat Gum Recession Traditionally gum grafting was considered the main form of treatment for gum recession. This is partly because it allowed the unhealthy tissue within a patient’s mouth to be replaced with healthy gum tissue that was taken from other parts of the patient’s mouth. While effective this form of gum recession treatment was also very invasive for the patient. Thanks to advancements in dentistry less invasive forms of gum recession treatment have emerged. One form is known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). What Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST&trade ...

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Sedation Dentistry: How Sedation Dentistry Can Calm Your Anxiety

A vast majority of the population suffers from dental anxiety. It is actually estimated that more than 10% of Miami, FL adults avoid going to the dentist because their dental anxiety is severe. Causes of Dental Anxiety There are quite a few reasons people experience anxiety about dentists including the following: Fear of pain Feeling helpless Bad gag reflex Embarrassment Negative experiences Sedation is the Solution Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry it is now easier than ever to reduce your dental anxiety. Also, there are many forms of sedation that can be utilized and doing so helps patients no matter what form of anxiety they are dealing with. Also, while the sedation helps to calm the patient and help them relax it also works to help the doctor treat you more efficiently. Schedule Your Consultation If you are experiencing dental anxiety especially if it is keeping you from seeking important dental work then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our perio ...

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How to Maintain Your Dental Implants

Dental Implants are designed to fit, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. When it comes to missing teeth dental implants are considered the permanent solution because they provide patients with a long-lasting solution to their missing teeth problem. However, although dental implants can be considered a long-term solution it is just as important to be sure they are being properly maintained.   How To Properly Care For Your Dental Implants Your dental implants are designed to feel just like your natural teeth which makes caring for them very similar to how you would care for your natural teeth. Specifically, this relates to brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Also, when it comes to maintaining your dental implants it is important to maintain regularly scheduled appointments with your dental professional. Doing so will help you maintain good standing with your oral health. Also, it will ensure that your dental implants will last you a long time. Follow The Maintenance Advice ...

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Gum Disease And The Development Of Systemic Diseases

When it comes to gum disease and the development of it there are quite a few risks. However, for the purpose of this article will be discussing the 7 major risks of gum disease development. To be more specific, there is a direct link between your oral health and your overall health. Meaning that the development of gum disease can lead to the development of major health concerns. It has been proven that these seven systemic diseases below that affect overall health are related to having gum disease:   Stroke Heart Disease  Diabetes Erectile dysfunction Alzheimer’s disease Respiratory infections Pre-term low birth weight   Understanding the Links Between Gum Disease and Health Risks As far as the link between gum disease and health risks is concerned it’s highly important to understand how negative oral health can lead to negative overall health. The initial stage of gum disease would be gingivitis and when you have gingivitis essentially you have bacter ...

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Emergency Dental Care: Getting Dental Treatment During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Find out what qualifies a dental emergency during the Covid-19 outbreak and take a look at what dental offices are doing to accommodate people just like you who need emergency dental services.

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