Archive for June, 2016

On the Lookout for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer screenings are performed regularly at dental exams, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying attention to your dental hygiene between appointments. Taking matters into your own hands is the best way to maintain your oral health. Not sure how to screen for oral cancer? We’ll show you! What is oral pathology? This […]

Periodontitis: A Dynamic Pathology

PERIODONTITIS MANIFESTS AT BOTH THE MICROBIAL AND CLINICAL LEVELS 1,2 Periodontitis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by microbial plaque, also called dental biofilm, that colonizes on the tooth’s surface and below the gingival margin.2 When dental biofilm irritates the gingiva, it breaks down the tissue and bone supporting the dentition.3 Left untreated, periodontitis can increase periodontal pocket […]

No Teeth? No Problem!

Are missing teeth causing you difficulty, discomfort or embarrassment? Don’t worry – we have all the facts about tooth replacement treatments and the effectiveness of dental implants as a long-term solution for missing teeth. What are dental implants? Dental implants are replacement teeth made of titanium. They are composed of an artificial crown attached to […]

Rubber Tipping: A Guide to Gum Health

Brushing and flossing are important aspects of our daily dental routine, but they’re only two parts of the oral health equation. Good oral hygiene goes beyond a simple teeth cleaning. While gum health is often overlooked, a quick trip to the drugstore is all it takes to find the right tools for keeping gums healthy! […]