Gingivitis — This is the initial stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. The direct cause of gingivitis is plaque - the soft, sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms constantly on the teeth and gums. If plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing on a daily basis, it can reek have and irritate the surrounding gum tissue and cause gingivitis. At this early stage in gum disease, damage can be reversed, since the inflammation has not progressed towards the connec
Oral Health and Heart Disease- a little known association. Scientists suspect the link between the two diseases is due to the same bacteria. In this scenario, bacteria found in infected gum tissue which surround teeth break down the barrier between the gums and the underlying connective tissue, causing inflammation. During normal chewing or brushing, bacteria can enter the bloodstream and move to other parts of the circulatory system, contributing to the formation of several
Many people patients don’t realize just how important it is to use the right toothbrush for their oral health. They will rely on the sample they get after their 6-month dental visit or buy the cheapest manual tooth out there. What most patients don't understand is the differences in oral health when comparing a manual to an electronic toothbrush. While using a manual tooth brush is better then nothing, an electronic toothbrush may supersede a manual version for a number of re
A dental crown is a replacement or modification of your original tooth. There are several steps involved when someone undergoes a crown of a tooth. Historically, crowning takes place in several steps as listed below: 1. Your initial appointment: This is were we talk about your concerns and options for dental care 2. Numbing of the tooth: In some cases, the tooth and the surrounding gum and neurovascular tissues must be "numbed up" in order to proceed with crown treatment. 3.