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How to Help with Gum Sores
Posted on 5/25/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
It is something people don't like to talk about. It is something that people try to hide from others. Gum sores are something that many have to deal with at some time. It is important for a person to know what they should do and what they should not do to help relieve the pain and the problems associated with gum sores. A person should know when they need to see a dental professional, and what they can do until they can see one to prevent more problems and pain. Causes of Gum SoresTo find help with gum sores, you first have to know what the cause of them is. There are many different...
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How the Health of Your Tongue Impacts Gum Disease
Posted on 5/15/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
It is normal to take the tongue for granted. People think of it as something they can stick out at others, but it is much more than that. The tongue plays important roles in many things, including how we can fight the problem of gum disease. There are several ways that the tongue plays a role in this that most people do not realize. What is a Healthy Tongue?To understand how a healthy tongue impacts gum disease, it is first important to understand what a healthy tongue looks like. The easiest thing to look for is the color of the tongue. A healthy tongue is uniform in color and pink....
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Why You Should Consider Gum Reshaping
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Were you born with uneven gums? Do you want that amazing smile that you have been dreaming about? If you do, then gum reshaping just might be the right thing for you! In this article, we're going to be talking about reshaping your gums for that perfect smile that you have always wanted! First of all, we are going be discussing what gum reshaping is. Then we will be talking about how it works and what all you have to be prepared for, and lastly, if you decide that gum reshaping is right for you, give us a call and we can get you in and out and on your way to a brighter future! What is...
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Gum Disease Can Make You More Forgetful
Posted on 4/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
If you have poor oral hygiene or if you have been diagnosed with gum disease, you may have a greater risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, according to some research from the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that was published online in May. Gum disease is a buildup of plaque on your teeth that causes your gums to swell and get infected. Researchers looked at samples of brain tissues that was donated by 10 people that didn't have dementia and 10 people who did. They found that the people with dementia had gum disease and the other did not. The bacteria can enter your bloodstream by eating,...
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How You Can Get a Healthier Smile After Gum Disease Treatment
Posted on 3/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
When you have gum disease treatment your whole world can be changed! You will have healthier teeth, an amazing smile, and best of all your self-confidence will be through the roof! We're going to start off with my having gum disease will lower your self-image, and then we will talk about how having the treatment will increase it! Having Gum Disease Affects Your Self-Image: Just over all having gum disease is a really bad idea. The good news though is that it can be treated or avoided just by simply brushing and flossing your teeth every day and coming in to see us. After Gum Disease...
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How to Reduce Swelling Following Scaling and Root Planing.
Posted on 3/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
When the procedure is done, you might have a little bit of pain near your teeth for various amounts of days and you will also be more sensitive to hot and cold foods or drinks and maybe sugars, for approximately six weeks. All of this is totally normal. You will see a change for the better in sensitivity within a couple of weeks. Here are some things you can do to at home to help lower your tooth sensitivity and speed up the healing process after scaling and root planing. What to Do After Scaling and Root PlaningIntensive brushing every day with an ultra-soft toothbrush and please be...
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Is There Any Way to Regenerate Gum Tissues?
Posted on 2/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
There is a process that can be used to regenerate gum tissue in the mouth. When the person suffers from gum recession from a number of reasons, then this is a process that is generally recommended for the patient to ensure that they do not have more gum and tooth loss. Regenerating this tissue can also help the person have a more confident smile overall, which is something that is normally a problem in those that have receding gums. The Process of Regenerating Gum TissuesWhile there is not really a way to grow back that gum tissue, there are other ways that you can reduce the gum loss...
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How to Properly Recover Following Dental Implant Placement
Posted on 2/13/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Dental implants are a new discover in the dental world and they are providing people with a much more confident way to replace one or three or a few more of their teeth without having to use partials that can be removed from the mouth. Due to this, people are opting for the use of dentures that stay in the mouth and act just like the other teeth found in the mouth. There is a recovery period that is required after the patient goes through the process to have the preeminent denture placed into their gum. The Recovery Process After a Dental ImplantThe healing time and process will vary...
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Why Periodontists Want You to Floss So Much
Posted on 1/23/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Almost 3 in 10 of people lie to their dentists about flossing. The Harris poll, commissioned by the American Academy of Periodontology in 2015, revealed that more than 3 in 10 Americans would rather clean their toilets rather than use a waxed string to clean in between their teeth. Everybody knows the benefits of flossing. We've been saying it all the time. Brushing alone won't take out all those debris, which will later develop into a plaque. It also prevents gum and other periodontal diseases. How Frequently Should I Floss?This is one of the most common questions that dentists...
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Why It's Important to Properly Care for Your Mouth Following a Gum Graft
Posted on 1/13/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
The gum graft sounds like a very painful procedure that will make people swear off visiting a dentist in the first place. Amazingly, this is a common enough procedure which happens when the patients' gums recede and expose the roots. What happens is we will take a piece of tissue and affix it to the receding portion of the gums. The tissues may come from the palate or a nearby healthy gum. You can go home immediately after the procedure. What to Do After a Gum Graft?There's going to be some adjustment period while the gum graft heals. For instance, you will be told to change your diet...
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