Category Archives: Dental

Brushing Up on Dental Hygiene

October 26th, 2020
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 69 percent of Americans ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one of their permanent teeth. The CDC also notes that by age 50, Americans have typically lost an average of 12 teeth, including their wisdom teeth. Further, among adults ages 65 to 74, 26 percent have lost all their teeth. You don’t have to be one of those statistics. You can keep your teeth – and your…

Implants Now The Gold Standard For Replacement Teeth

May 22nd, 2019
The loss of a tooth may be a bit traumatic for a five- or six-year-old child, but it’s all part of the natural growing process, one that adults usually find rather cute. There is nothing cute, however, about adults losing a tooth. When someone past the age of seven or eight loses a tooth, it’s gone for good, and studies show that more than 178 million Americans have suffered just such a loss while more than 35 million Americans have…

Caring For Baby Teeth

February 17th, 2019
How to get your child started on the right path to good oral hygiene. Long before they take their first steps and possibly before they utter their first words, babies will develop their first couple of teeth. Typically, it’s the lower front teeth or central incisors that show up first, and when they do, it’s time to start caring for them. A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth and typically…

Progression to Periodontitis

March 13th, 2018
Recently, I had a chance to learn more about a common oral health problem. The problem is peridontal disease, or periodontitis. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2 percent of American adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease. They add that gum disease increases with age, with 70.1 percent of adults 65 and older affected by it. How does a person get to that point? I’ll try to explain. Periodontitis generally starts…

Gum Disease: A Health Disaster

January 1st, 2018
We all know the routine: Brush and floss at least twice a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By doing this, you can avoid cavities that require extra trips to the dentist and that annoying and uncomfortable drilling to repair. Brushing and flossing are good for your gums, too, and having healthy gums can help you avoid a slew of other problems. That’s because periodontal disease, or gum disease, has…