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How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
Posted on 11/25/2018 by Andrew Weber
There are plenty of problems associated with gum disease. That is why our dental professionals want to catch gum disease as early as possible. It is easier to treat and easier to restore the health of the teeth and gums when caught early. Unfortunately, not all the cases of gum disease are caught in the early stages. That means a person may have to take extra steps to help with their oral health when they are dealing with gum disease. Bridges are one of the tools that can help people struggling with gum disease. Problems of Gum DiseaseGum disease can cause many different health issues. It can affect the whole body. The teeth face many problems due to gum disease. Cavities, diseased teeth, loose teeth and lost teeth are some of the problems people who have gum disease face. Finding solutions to some of these issues can help with the fight against gum disease. Turning to Bridges to HelpGum disease is the result of bacterial buildup on the teeth and gums. If the bacteria are not removed, they will form plaque and tartar. It is the buildup of plaque and tartar that leads to gum disease. People who struggle with their teeth will end up with gaps and pockets between their teeth and gums. This is a place where bacteria can grow. It is also a difficult place to clean the bacteria out of. It is that combination that leads to gum disease and it is there that a bridge can help. Bridges can replace missing teeth in the mouth. Because almost everyone over the age of 35 has lost at least one tooth, the use of bridges can help a lot of people. When a tooth is missing, the teeth that surround the missing one can drift and can create the gaps and spaces bacteria love. If a bridge is in place, the real teeth do not move, and the gaps do not form. The bridge also helps reduce the biting force of the other teeth around it. That force can cause damage that leads to gum disease. Bridges can play a role in helping to treat or prevent gum disease. They only play one part. That does not mean a person with a bridge can ignore the need for a good daily oral hygiene routine. It is the combination of all these things that helps a person deal with the issues surrounding gum disease....

Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Andrew Weber
For most people, appearance is important. One of the things that people work hard on to improve their appearance is their face. Men shave, and women turn to makeup. These are temporary ways to improve the appearance of the face. There are some other ways that provide a more permanent change to the way you look. Gum lifts can help in several ways to improve the look of your face. What are Gum Lifts?Before turning to gum lifts to improve the look of the face, it is a good idea to understand what they are. Gum lifts work to improve the smile. A great smile is a good way to make everything around you look better. A gum lift procedure involves cutting into the gum to reshape the gum line. It is a relatively simple procedure that is typically done under a local anesthetic in our dental offices. A soft tissue laser can help reduce any bleeding and recovery time is around 24 hours. What Are the ResultsOnce you understand how a gum lift works, you can then start to determine if it can help your smile and the look of your face. Many people believe their smile is too gummy. They worry that their gum line is not straight. A gum lift is the perfect way to lengthen the teeth and shape the gum line to a more desirable look. A gum lift is often done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. When exposing more of the teeth, there is often a need to improve the look of the teeth. Teeth whitening and veneers are two ways to bring back the shine to the teeth. When people have a smile they are proud of, they like to show it off. That is a good thing. Gum lifts can not only improve your smile and thus the look of your face, but they can also help lift your spirits. For more information about this or any other dental questions, contact the professionals at our offices today....

Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
Posted on 10/25/2018 by Andrew Weber
There are several different treatment options for gum disease. In general, the further along the gum disease is, the harsher the treatment becomes. No one wants to deal with the discomfort that can come with some of the treatment methods for gum disease. The good news is there are some things you can do to help avoid the discomfort in your mouth. Some things you have in your home can help. One of those things is ginger. What Does Ginger Do?The most common cause of gum disease is bacteria buildup. This can cause the gums to recede, pockets to form and eventually pain, swelling and other symptoms. The treatment for gum disease is to clean out the bacteria and find ways to prevent it from building back up. The processes to treat gum disease can lead to the same symptoms of the gum disease. There is pain, swelling and bleeding of the gums associated with the treatment. Ginger helps in a few ways. The antibacterial properties of ginger can slow down the bacteria growth. These properties are the result of the oil, resin, starch and spices found in ginger. By slowing down the growth of bacteria and reducing gingivitis, the ginger can speed up the recovery process that comes with treatment. How to Use It?There are several ways to use ginger after gum disease treatment. Making ginger tea can provide the ginger while also providing warm, soothing liquid over the treatment areas. It also has a calming effect on the body. Putting crushed ginger powder directly on the affected area for about 5 minutes is another way to use it. Even cooking foods with ginger will provide some relief during recovery. Our dental offices have plenty of modern tools to help fight gum disease, but we realize, some of the oldest ideas still help. To learn more about gum disease treatment and how you can use ginger and other natural remedies to help, contact our offices today....

All Posts:

How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
Diagnosing Gum Disease
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?

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