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Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee Blog

What Summer Foods Do Dental Implants Help You Enjoy?

May 4, 2022

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family having grilled corn on the cob

Are you looking forward to indulging in your favorite food items at all the cookouts this summer? If you have missing teeth, you might not be able to comfortably eat what you used to enjoy, no matter how much you want to. Fortunately, there’s a solution to help you partake in mouth-watering summer foods once again – dental implants! Read on to learn more from your implant dentist in Tallahassee about this tooth replacement method and why you should consider it. 


What to Expect When Switching from Dentures to Implants

April 5, 2022

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Man smiling in mirror after transitioning from dentures to dental implants.

Your dentures have served you well—they’ve given your mouth the chance to look and feel normal once more. However, they are far from perfect, and you might be ready for a more permanent solution that can yield additional functionality and benefits. If you’re familiar with dental implants, then you’ve probably heard all about what they can do for a compromised smile. That said, you might be curious about making the switch from dentures to implants. Keep reading to learn more.


Can Gum Disease Cause High Blood Pressure?

March 29, 2022

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woman smiling, casual portrait

Having high blood pressure can really take a toll on your overall health. People with it are more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke and are even at a higher risk of experiencing vision problems, among other health issues. As we age, monitoring our blood pressure is one of the best ways to protect our wellbeing – and you may be surprised to find out that having gum disease actually increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. Keep reading to find out how it works, and how you can prevent gum disease for better heart health. 


How to Keep Your Heart Healthy By Taking Care of Your Smile

February 4, 2022

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a woman smiling and holding a small heart

When talking about problems of the heart vs. those of the mouth, you may think it’s like comparing apples to oranges, but the truth is there is a connection. Choosing to neglect good oral hygiene can lead to serious cardiovascular problems that will require medical attention. Since February is American Heart Health Month, discover how your smile can play a pivotal role in lowering your risk for disease and helping you live a longer life.


Will Gum Disease Stop You from Having Cosmetic Work Done?

January 20, 2022

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Woman at home smiling after visiting cosmetic periodontist

Have you been bothered by the appearance of your smile for a while now? Chances are you’re more than ready to ask your periodontist for a cosmetic solution. But before you can begin your smile makeover, your oral health needs to be taken into account. If you have gum disease, you won’t be able to move forward with any cosmetic procedures until the problem has been properly addressed. Your periodontist in Tallahassee can explain how gum disease affects your entire mouth and what it means when it comes to making changes to your smile.


5 Bad Habits to Kick (Especially if You Have Dental Implants)

December 14, 2021

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Man with dental implants smoking a cigarette

One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is their incredible longevity. There is no other tooth replacement option out there that can promise the lifespan that dental implants maintain. However, it’s important to note that if you have a history of certain bad habits, you could be putting your smile and oral health at risk. Whether you already have dental implants or are just thinking about getting them, avoiding these bad habits can make all the difference for the longevity of your new teeth.


Can Dental Implants Help You Live Longer?

November 4, 2021

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Smiling middle-aged couple with dental implants

Do you have noticeable gaps in your smile due to tooth loss? Dentures, bridges, and dental implants can all replace missing teeth. However, only implants offer certain benefits that can actually boost your life expectancy. Want to know more? Keep reading to learn about the unique advantages of implant treatment.


5 Reasons Why You Should Replace an Ill-Fitting Denture

October 19, 2021

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Woman with tooth pain due to a slipping denture

While a denture can be a fantastic way to affordably replace many teeth at a time, it’s very important that it fits properly and feels comfortable day-to-day. Over time, the shape of the mouth changes as bone continues to break down, making the denture no longer fit as well as it should. This can lead to many issues later down the line that negatively affect your oral health. To learn what they are and why it may be time to consider an implant denture instead, keep reading!


5 Things NOT to Do While Recovering from Dental Implant Surgery

September 16, 2021

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Man relaxing at home after dental implant surgery

Taking care of your mouth while it’s recovering from surgery is an essential part of the dental implant process. It’s important for your jawbone to heal properly so that it joins with the implant post. As such, you need to do everything you can to avoid complications in the days following dental implant surgery. While you will typically be able to return to work in as little as two or three days, there are still some activities that you should refrain from doing during the initial recovery process. Here are 5 things that you should avoid doing right after getting dental implants.


Why is Your Periodontist Suggesting Crown Lengthening?

August 13, 2021

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Patient smiling after crown lengthening

Many people are not familiar with crown lengthening, but it is often an excellent solution for a number of common tooth and gum ailments. If your periodontist thinks that you might be a good candidate for crown lengthening, it’s important that you understand exactly what the procedure entails and why it’s being recommended to you. The following post covers the basics of what crown lengthening is as well as the reasons it’s performed.

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