The Importance of Healthy Gums

Periodontal diseases primarily result from infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround the teeth. It is important to address early-stage gum disease, called “gingivitis,” before it progresses to more serious “periodontitis,” which threatens both tooth and bone loss. In fact, periodontal disease poses as much (if not more) of a danger to

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Indirect Fillings

When a tooth is too damaged to accept a filling but not damaged enough to require a crown, dental “onlays” and “inlays” present excellent options. These types of dental restorations, which are also referred to as “indirect fillings,” are used to repair teeth’s damaged chewing surfaces. In cases where there is no damage to the

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Poor Oral Health Linked to Frailty

It has long been established that healthy gums and strong teeth go a long way toward preserving well-being. Recently, this association was clearly demonstrated by a study that found that tooth loss, gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth may be linked with increased risks of frailty in older adults, especially men. “Frailty” is a

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