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TWO MAIN TYPES OF GUM DISEASE. Your oral health is not only dependent on how well you keep your teeth clean.

TWO MAIN TYPES OF GUM DISEASE

Your gums are also an integral part of your mouth, after all, and so taking good care of them is just as important and necessary. In fact, various medical studies have established in recent years that gum or periodontal disease can lead to other serious diseases, such as heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, and even stroke. The link may not seem all that obvious, but the connection is definitely solid. There are basically two types of gum diseases that you should know about: gingivitis and periodontitis. The former involves the inflammation of the gum, while the latter can cause the actual destruction of the gums itself.

Gingivitis. Why Cosmetic Dentistry is in Vogue Today.

Hundreds of famous personalities (including George Clooney, Hilary Duff, and Catherine Zeta-Jones) and common folk alike owe their smiles to the wonders of cosmetic dentistry. While traditional dentistry puts a premium on oral hygiene and the treatment of oral diseases, cosmetic dentistry aims to improve a person’s teeth and mouth in terms of physical appearance. – simmondsdentalcenter

Invisalign® Maintenance Tips. For all its effectiveness in aligning teeth, Invisalign® clear braces still need some TLC.

For all its effectiveness in aligning teeth, Invisalign® clear braces still need some TLC. Those pockets may as well be deposits for debris when eating or drinking. Fortunately, these braces can be removed with a gentle, careful pull, not just for an aligner change but also for maintenance. – simmondsdentalcenter

Those pockets may as well be deposits for debris when eating or drinking.

Invisalign® Maintenance Tips

Fortunately, these braces can be removed with a gentle, careful pull, not just for an aligner change but also for maintenance. Here are some ways to keep your braces clean and clear. Not Made for Eating or Drinking Always remove the braces before eating or drinking (no need if only drinking water). Anything but Denture Cleaners and Mouthwash Invisalign® has its own cleaning system which consists of crystals that turn into a cleaning agent when water is added. Color Code Your dentist may provide you a pair of cases for your Invisalign® braces. Like this: Like Loading... Tooth Bleaching Blues: How White can you Go? PERIODONTAL DISEASE: YOUR TEETH AND GUMS AT RISK. Brushing and flossing your teeth primarily removes any excess food particles that might have lodged inside the difficult-to-reach corners of the mouth, but that is not their only purpose.

Brushing and flossing your teeth primarily removes any excess food particles that might have lodged inside the difficult-to-reach corners of the mouth, but that is not their only purpose. – simmondsdentalcenter

These oral hygiene habits are also intended to remove harmful plaque that can destroy both teeth and gums.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE: YOUR TEETH AND GUMS AT RISK

While it is a given that plaque can cause dental cavities, its effect on gums is lesser known, although just as health threatening. Plaque that is allowed to proliferate among teeth can aggravate the effects of gingivitis; a common periodontal disease that manifests as an inflammation of the gums. This inflammation causes the patient’s gums to feel tender and be susceptible to bleeding after brushing or flossing. - Methods Dentists Use to Ease Dental Phobia.

A Quick Guide to Fixing a Loose Tooth Veneer. Dental veneer is a device used to cover dental imperfection such as discoloration, chips, and cracks.

A Quick Guide to Fixing a Loose Tooth Veneer

It is made of thin composite or porcelain shells and installed on the surface of the teeth by bonding. Installing a veneer involves the use of a clear bonding agent to glue it in place. If done properly, veneers can adhere to teeth for a long time. However, they can still come off, often as a result of bad habits such as teeth grinding or even brushing too hard. This is the reason why dentists do not recommend veneers for people who are suffering from a certain degree of bruxism. Necessary Action If the veneer comes off, the first thing to do is to ensure its integrity. If you have to deal with a detached veneer, the first thing to do is to carefully pick up the fallen veneer with a tissue, place it in a small medicine bottle, and bring it to a dental office as soon as possible. Like this: Like Loading... DENTURES: WHY YOU NEED TO WEAR THEM SECURELY. As far as prosthetics go, dentures perfectly serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.

As far as prosthetics go, dentures perfectly serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. Aside from allowing users to eat and talk properly, dentures give them the impression that they still have perfect rows of teeth. Indeed, dentures convincingly look just like real teeth from a distance. – simmondsdentalcenter

Aside from allowing users to eat and talk properly, dentures give them the impression that they still have perfect rows of teeth.

DENTURES: WHY YOU NEED TO WEAR THEM SECURELY

Indeed, dentures convincingly look just like real teeth from a distance. However, like all prosthetics, dentures do not grow to accommodate the changes their users’ mouths undergo, and it can complicate the way they fit. The gum ridges of dentures users shrink with age, and this shrinkage loosens the fit of the dental appliances. Additionally, the bone density of users’ jaws can shrink as well, and may cause lopsided denture fittings. If dentures no longer feel right to wear, users should immediately see their dentists for replacements.