Tag Archives: Periodontal Maintenance

A smile can be a wonderful thing, and strong, healthy teeth are the key to a great smile you can keep for a lifetime – but not all of us are born with a megawatt smile.
 
A healthy smile is a sign of a strong body, and if you are missing one or more teeth, it’s not too late to do something about it! Dental implants are the best possible replacement option for missing teeth.
 
Your body works best when it has a full set of teeth; your lips, cheeks and the skin on your face is firmer and tauter when there are teeth to be covered. As we age and lose teeth, we also lose bone structure. This is what can cause the skin around the mouth, cheeks and eyes to appear looser and more wrinkled.
 
It is widely known that the majority of us believe that a healthy smile is one of the first and most important things we notice about a person at first impression. Research suggests that most men found women who were not wearing any makeup at all, but were smiling, to be more attractive than women who had great makeup but were hiding their smiles.
 
When you are confident you smile more. Replacing missing teeth and addressing oral health issues with dental implants can be just the boost you need to take the next step in your career, relationship, or just the next chapter of your life.
 
Additionally, dental implants can be a boon against the loss of bone material in the body, also known as osteoporosis. The jaw is one of the first places osteoporosis is detected. The more teeth we have, the better we can chew, the stronger our jaw bones will be.
 
See how we can help you improve your life by receiving a consultation for dental implants!

Posted: Friday March 31, 2017

So, you’re an avid proponent of dental hygiene – always making sure that you have the latest whitening toothpaste, gel, or whitening strip to get that megawatt smile.
 
So, naturally, you’ll want to cover your mouth in charcoal, right? According to Pinterest and YouTube, the latest method for a smile-ever-after is using charred wood remains in your mouth (now there’s a mouthful).
 
Bloggers and vloggers the world order are convinced that charcoal is the natural (and effective – can we say placebo anyone?) alternative to harsh abrasives.
 
Despite the enthusiasms of the latest dental trends, we asked the experts ourselves to find the truth of the matter:
 
“Activated charcoal has been used for many things. It’s a purifying agent that absorbs impurities,” says Dr. Mark Wolff, DDS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at the New York University College of Dentistry.
 
Most recently, the fine powder has made its way into the blossoming health and beauty department, convincing trendy buyers of its supposed beauty benefits.
 
“Activated charcoal has been widely used in poison control centers when there has been an accidental poisoning or drug overdose – the charcoal can absorb up to 47% of toxic substances within the gut once ingested,” remarks Dr. Todd Morr of TM Prosthodontics.
 
However, activated charcoal should not replace a robust dental hygiene routine. The best way of guaranteeing a healthy smile is by brushing regularly and removing plaque from your teeth.
 
There’s no scientific indication that activated charcoal actually works and there are better options out there that do work. If something sounds like a complex marketing gimmick, then it usually is. There are a number of proven and safe alternatives to activated charcoal, and it is important to not get caught up in the hype of the latest trend.
 
If you are insistent on getting the best results for your smile, then the best route is to talk to your dentist. There are a number of effective, safe strategies that can get you the perfect smile, without the guessing game. Click here to reserve an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Thursday May 5, 2016

Photo Credit: Oragel.com

Photo Credit: Oragel.com


 
Like many of our other aches and pains, many people try to dismiss gum pain as an insignificant nuisance that will eventually go away. While this may be the case some of the time, there are many instances where tooth and gum pain should not be ignored.
 
In some cases, gum pain can be the result of minor irritations caused by sensitivity to certain foods, drugs or a mouth guard. This is particularly likely if the patient notices red or white spots that appear with the pain. However, these spots could also be a sign of oral cancer, so it’s important to have them examined if they persist for more than a week.
 
Other possibilities include Gingivitis, which includes these symptoms:

  • gums that are red, tender, or swollen.
  • gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth.
  • loose teeth.
  • a change in how your teeth fit together when you bite (malocclusion)
  • pus between teeth and gums.
  • pain when chewing.
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Gums can also hurt when people breathe in cold air, or drink hot or cold liquids. If the pain is fleeting, it could be caused by cavities, loose fillings or gums that have pulled away from the teeth and exposed the roots. Pain that lingers after exposure to heat or cold is a different story. This could mean that the pulp – the center part of a tooth made up of living connective tissue and cells – is inflamed or possibly dying. It may be possible for a Miami dentist to save the tooth, or it might be irreversibly damaged by deep decay or trauma. Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday January 20, 2016

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States?
 
The importance of cardiac health cannot be underscored.
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Posted: Wednesday December 16, 2015

Nanotechnology has been making some unprecedented breakthroughs in healthcare, and especially in nanodentistry. Next-generation dental materials will help your teeth self-heal, rebuild your enamel, and protect your teeth from bacterial infections.
 
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Posted: Thursday November 5, 2015

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems are rising in the world today due to the high-stress environments that we live in. TMJ disorders affect the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. There are two matching temporomandibular joints on each side of your head. They are located just in front of your ears.

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Posted: Tuesday July 7, 2015

When it comes to keeping your mouth sparkly clean we are familiar with the old standbys – toothbrush and floss. But what are the other ways you can keep your mouth healthy and clean? Of course, seeing your dentist or prosthodontics regularly, but additionally, consider these tried and true approaches to oral hygiene.
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Posted: Tuesday June 30, 2015

At TM Prosthodontics, we are prepared to assist patients with whatever oral health problems may arise. One of the biggest threats to the health and structure of the teeth is tooth erosion due to an over exposure of acid. Acid can be introduced to the teeth in the form of soft drinks, wine, fruits, or even stomach bile. If the PH balance of the mouth becomes overly acidic, the teeth will suffer as tooth enamel breaks down and wears away. Teeth that have been compromised in this way become more vulnerable to other oral health problems and are likely to feel painful and sensitive. For all of these reasons, TM Prosthodontics offers our patients tooth erosion treatments that rebuild and strengthen teen that have been damaged by erosion. Continue reading

Posted: Thursday May 7, 2015

It is likely that more than 10 million people a year will die from tobacco consumption by the end of the next two decades. A study from the Journal of Periodontology found that smoking may be responsible for half of the cases of periodontal disease in the United States. Periodontal diseases are very common. In fact, one report estimates that up to 90% of the world population could have some form of periodontitis.  Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday March 25, 2015

Ensuring good gum health can help prevent efforts in restore receding gums later which is a very common request in our dental office, even if there is  a chance to avoid it or a way of repair receding gums naturally.
 
Gum disease can strike at any time in a person’s life and is particularly prevalent among young adults. Gum disease and tooth decay are caused by plaque. Yet plaque by itself is not harmful; it is the tartar, or calculus, that the plaque hardens into. While plaque buildup is the primary culprit, there are a number of other factors that can impact gum health. These include normal hormonal changes, diseases that weaken the immune system, diabetes, smoking, family history, medications, and poor oral hygiene habits.
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Posted: Tuesday October 21, 2014