Gum tissue has an important role to play in the oral cavity. It helps anchor the ligaments that hold our teeth in place and keeps bacteria away from our tooth roots and bones, helping to prevent infection. However, gum tissue is not immune to problems, particularly disease and irritation that can make gum...
An uneven gumline can affect the appearance of the teeth even if the teeth themselves are straight and even. Having an irregular gumline can make some teeth look too small or too large depending on the person. Too much or too little gum tissue can cause the gums to appear uneven. Some...
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that helps restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Dental implants are strong, lifelike, and can complete your smile when you having missing teeth. The actual implant consists of a small screw that’s inserted into the jaw onto which a dental crown will be placed....
  If your opinion about gum disease is that it does not impact many people, then you should know that, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), estimates are that up to three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease today. This disease can take...
Gum disease is something that is common among many people, and can have a serious impact on one's health if not identified and treated early. It can be treated though if you visit a dentist on a regular basis and practice good oral health on a regular basis. While...
Many in the dental care industry focus on what good oral care means for your smile. While oral health is important cosmetically, it may encourage more people to practice good brushing and flossing habits and have regular dental checkups once they realize that oral health is linked to overall...
Plaque is a substance that’s constantly forming in our mouths. It results from our oral bacteria feeding on what we eat—and plaque is a waste product of that process. Plaque can feel like something fuzzy covering your teeth, but is more or less invisible until it builds up. Removing plaque daily is...
An infection of the gums can be painful and threaten your oral health. But what exactly causes someone to get a gum infection? Here’s how gum infections happen and how they’re treated.
Having snacks throughout the day is a very normal habit that most people engage in. However, if you’re snacking constantly, this practice could be harming your smile more than you think. While eating, your mouth produces saliva to help you chew and swallow food. Saliva also helps to prevent plaque from building...
Menopause is the start of hormone changes that end a woman’s menstrual cycle and her fertility. Menopause can begin as early as the 40s, although the specific age that menopause happens will vary from woman to woman. Hormone changes—namely decreasing estrogen—in the body can impact a woman’s entire body, including the oral cavity....