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Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
Posted on 1/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
Modern medicine has come up with many products to help people maintain their health. When it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, there are shelves full of products to turn to. Despite the best efforts, some people will develop gum disease. While there are medicines to treat gum disease, one of the best forms of treatment is one of the oldest. It does not require a trip to the pharmacy to get he ingredients. It involves two things found in almost every home. Those two things are salt and water. How to Rinse with Salt WaterThe key to using salt water to help with gum disease is knowing how to do it. We recommend mixing about a teaspoon of sea salt in a glass of warm water. Rinsing with salt water does not mean swallowing it. Instead, take the salt water in the mouth and move it around for 15 to 30 seconds. When done rinsing, spit out the salt water. Repeat the rinsing 2 to 3 times a day. Overuse of rinsing with salt water can damage the enamel and lead to more problems. What it Does Salt is a natural disinfectant. Rinsing with salt water does a few things. Saltwater rinses can help with the treatment for gum disease, but it cannot fix the problems on its own. That requires the help of our dental professionals and other good oral hygiene habits. To learn more about how to take care of your teeth and gums, contact the dental professionals at our office to schedule an appointment....
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Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
Posted on 12/25/2018 by Andrew Weber
Although many people are living with gum disease, if this condition is allowed to progress it can have a variety of negative effects on your life. Later stages of the disease are associated with tooth loss and can cause your face to change shape and sag. Additionally, gum disease has been linked to other health issues like heart disease, so it should really come as no surprise that researchers have found that gum disease can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life. Recent Research Regarding Gum Disease and Life QualityResearchers have found that people living with gum disease experience reduced quality of life in a variety of ways. Many people with advanced stages have difficulty with speaking, including pronouncing words correctly and proper articulation. Advanced gum disease could also affect the flavor and taste of certain food items, causing you to no longer enjoy your favorite dishes like you use to. Additionally, people with advanced gum disease can also feel embarrassed, insecure, and self-conscious about their oral health status, so much so that they may isolate themselves or allow it to affect their ability to complete their typical daily activities. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, it has long been known that gum disease can result in tooth loss, but this study is the first of its kind to show that the condition can affect the overall quality of life. For this reason, periodontists are encouraged to continue to push their patients to properly care for their teeth. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and having frequent periodontal evaluations. If improving the quality of life isn't enough of a motivator on its own, patients should be reminded that gum disease prevention can also reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer....
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Types of Grafts and Their Uses
Posted on 12/15/2018 by Andrew Weber
If you need to have a gum tissue graft, you may be wondering what your options are. There are a few different types of grafts, and each has a specific use. Here's more information. Connective-tissue and free gingival graftsBoth of these types of grafts involve removing tissue from elsewhere in your mouth (usually the roof of your mouth) and then stitching it into the area that needs the graft. This is a simple and relatively easy way to perform a graft when the gum tissue surrounding the graft area is not sufficient to provide its own source material. Pedicle graftsWith a pedicle graft, the gum tissue that is near the graft site is cut and then pulled over in a flap to the area where the graft is needed. It is re-stitched there and once it heals it acts as the gum tissue normally does. A pedicle graft has the same advantage of a connective tissue graft and a free gingival graft in that it uses your body's own gum tissue (and thus there is no risk of rejection); however, it is only available if you have ample gum tissue near the area where the graft is needed. AllograftsAn allograft is used in a situation where you cannot or do not wish to use your own tissue as the grafting tissue. When performing an allograft, your dentist will use donated tissue from another source. The benefit of this is that it is less painful, as there is no need to remove tissue from a donor site in your mouth. Talk with your dentistIf you need a graft,contact us. We are happy to help you determine which procedure is best for you. We're here to help, and we look forward to working with you....
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All Posts:

Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
1/10/2019
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
12/25/2018
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
12/15/2018
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
11/25/2018
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
11/15/2018
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
10/25/2018
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
10/15/2018
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
9/25/2018
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
9/15/2018
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
8/23/2018
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
8/13/2018
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
7/20/2018
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
7/10/2018
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
6/25/2018
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
6/15/2018
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
5/25/2018
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
5/15/2018
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
4/23/2018
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
4/13/2018
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
3/23/2018
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
3/13/2018
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
1/20/2018
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
1/10/2018
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
12/23/2017
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
12/13/2017
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
11/27/2017
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
11/17/2017
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
10/27/2017
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
10/17/2017
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
9/30/2017
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
9/20/2017
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
8/27/2017
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
8/17/2017
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
7/30/2017
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
7/23/2017
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
6/30/2017
Diagnosing Gum Disease
6/20/2017
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?
5/30/2017


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