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Tag: gum disease

How Acid Reflux Affects your Teeth

We have all been told how the acidic properties of sodas and citrus fruits like lemons can wear down our tooth enamel, but patients don’t always think about acid reflux causing the same issues. Patients who suffer from acid reflux are more likely to be at risk from tooth enamel erosion and periodontal disease. Digestion […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

February 21, 2019
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Many people have breathing issues at night that can range from a mild snore to a more dangerous condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring can affect anyone, but it is more frequent in men and in overweight individuals, and has a tendency to worsen as we age.  When the flow of air through the mouth […]

What is a Gum Graft?

Gum Graft - Receding gums

A gum graft, also a gingival graft, is a form of periodontal plastic surgery, in which the gum tissue from the patient is grafted.  The procedure calls for the dentist to remove tissue from the roof of your mouth or from healthy gum tissue and to graft it to the area in need of repair. […]

Understanding Gingivitis

December 27, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and it also the early stage of gum disease.  Most often it occurs because a film of bacteria, also known as plaque, has accumulated on the teeth.  This is called Dental Plaque-induced Gingival disease. Plaque will build up around the teeth and cause the gums to swell.  […]