Category Archives: Oral Health Issues

Flossing and Gum Disease

Did you know that daily flossing can add years to your life ? Gum disease is a low grade bacterial infection also called Pyorrhea or periodontal disease. With time , food and bacteria collect between the teeth and gums and if not adequately cleaned ,…
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Common questions about dentures

Dentures are a common form of tooth replacement that has been used for hundreds of years. They make use of artificial materials, from bone to ivory to wood, porcelain and, in modern times, plastic resins. These materials are used to make prosthetic teeth that take…
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Can oral surgery treat sleep apnea ?

Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing periodically while you are asleep. It can cause a wide range of symptoms if untreated, some of them serious. There is a variety of treatments available for apnea, and in some cases, oral surgery is necessary. What Is…
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Treatments for periodontal disease

Periodontal disease relates to the health of your gums and the other supporting structures of your teeth, including the cementum, or the surface of the tooth root; the alveolar bone, which is the part of the jawbone that holds the tooth sockets; and the periodontal…
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Is it worth replacing missing teeth with implants ?

Dental implants are an investment in your long-term health. Not only is your oral health affected by implants, but your overall health is adversely affected if you do not have your missing teeth replaced. In the long run, implants give you the best possible option to…
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Do I Need a Root Canal ?

Root canal therapy is an important dental procedure that can help you keep a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed. The procedure cleans and sterilizes the cavity on the inside of the tooth that holds the pulp and nerve tissue. This cavity is referred…
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