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Causes of Gum Recession

Roughly 50 percent of adults experience gum recession after age 30. Characterized by tooth sensitivity and a higher risk for cavities, receding gums are spurred by periodontal disease or certain lifestyle factors. Learn about gum recession and its common causes. What Is Gum Recession? Gum recession occurs when the existing tissue starts to erode or…

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What to Do If Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

Dental implants are one of the most consistent and reliable methods to replace a lost tooth. Inserting a post to support an abutment and crown stimulates the jawbone, improves bite strength and restores the appearance of your smile. Despite these benefits, this restorative dental procedure has a five to 10 percent failure rate. In these…

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What Can Sugar Do to Your Teeth?

For patients of all ages, dentists will consistently give one piece of advice for maintaining tooth health: Limit your sugar consumption. Sugar contributes to tooth decay, providing fuel for the bacteria in your mouth to generate acids that eat away the enamel and form cavities. Learn how this happens and what you can do. How…

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How Does Jawbone Loss Occur?

Jawbone loss begins with lack of support for a tooth in the socket and, in some cases, the presence of infection and inflammation. The tissue begins to deteriorate in this area, before being reabsorbed by the body. In response, you may experience difficulty chewing and biting or notice the shape of your face has changed….

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Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

If you’re self-conscious about an uneven gumline or discolored teeth, cosmetic dentistry can provide solutions beyond hiding your smile. Crowns, bridges and dental implants can improve the appearance of your smile and help maintain bite strength, while preventing other concerns related to infection, misalignment, uneven wear, tooth or jawbone loss. Due to these factors, demand…

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