How Far Can Periodontal Disease Spread?

woman worried 300x225 How Far Can Periodontal Disease Spread?In a recent article, we discussed the varying stages, symptoms, and possible consequences of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). Besides being the leading cause of tooth loss, however, periodontal disease could potentially have farther-reaching effects than you might realize. Left unchecked, the inflammatory infection that constitutes gum disease can affect the health and function of other body tissue cells. Dubbed oral-systemic health, this connection accounts for periodontal disease posing a significant risk to your entire body’s wellbeing. Continue reading

What Does Periodontal Disease Mean to You?

portrait of a worried businessman 300x205 What Does Periodontal Disease Mean to You?To many patients, periodontal (gum) disease is a potentially serious, but vague, threat that might one day be a problem. To others, it’s a real and present danger that significantly threatens their oral health, and more. It’s one of the most wide-spread dental health issues, and the leading cause of adult tooth loss, but periodontal disease means something different to everyone. To help keep it from becoming a tangible threat to your smile, we explore the symptoms, consequences, and range of treatments for what’s more-commonly known as gum disease.   Continue reading

The Value of Porcelain in Cosmetic Dentistry

woman gorgeous smile 300x261 The Value of Porcelain in Cosmetic DentistryModern cosmetic dentistry utilizes a wide variety of techniques and materials to create the most lifelike and durable restorations. Dental porcelain, which has been widely used for centuries, remains one of the popular materials, and can be used to create a number of different restorations and enhancements. Because it’s semi-translucent, like your tooth enamel, and can be tinted to match your teeth’s color, dental porcelain often offers the most aesthetically-pleasing results. Continue reading