The mouth is a window into the health of the body. It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. For example, system diseases-those that affect the entire body-may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems. The mouth is filled with bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and periodontal disease.…Read more
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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of…Read more
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions. Why is oral hygiene so important? Adults over…Read more
Your child’s first visit The first “regular” dental visit should be just after your child’s third birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We will examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under…Read more
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