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4 Ways to Remove a Lodged Object Stuck Between Your Teeth

June 19, 2021

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an up-close image of food stuck between a person’s teeth

When eating with family and friends, you may find yourself a bit embarrassed should you or someone else notice an object stuck between your teeth. While most cases are easy to handle with the help of dental floss or a toothpick, some are a bit more difficult. If you don’t reach for the correct item or handle it safely and appropriately, you can find yourself hopping in the car and on your way to see an emergency dentist. Here are 4 safe and effective ways to remove a lodged item from in-between your teeth and what to do if you need a professional’s help.

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Warm Eats, Cool Treats: Enjoy Summer Foods with Dental Implants

May 17, 2021

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man eating summer foods with dental implants

It’s finally summertime! As a child, you loved this time of year and all the delicious foods that come with it. Your mouth still waters when the temperature rises and you smell a grill getting fired up, but if you’re missing teeth, you may find eating more challenging nowadays. Dental implants can help you regain the freedom you enjoyed when you were younger and partake of your favorite summer foods. Read on to learn more about which foods you can have with implants and which you should avoid.

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The Top Risk Factors for Gum Disease to Know

April 15, 2021

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Man holding a cigarette

Gum disease affects millions of adults every day; in fact, it’s by far one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States (and even the world!) Not only is it very easy to miss the early stages of gum infections due to the lack of symptoms, but there are many predispositions that people can have that increase risk. While some gum disease risk factors are quite clear, others might surprise you. Learn what they are today so you can stay proactive for your long-term oral health!

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Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis — What’s the Difference?

March 15, 2021

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Illustration of gum recession, a symptom of gum disease

You’ve probably heard the terms “gingivitis” and “periodontitis” before. They both refer to dangerous oral health conditions, but what exactly are they? Simply put, they are different stages of the same problem: gum disease. Let’s talk about the differences between them, how you can recognize their symptoms, and how a periodontist might address them.

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Is Getting a Gum Graft Painful?

February 18, 2021

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a person looking visibly concerned about getting a gum graft

Gum grafting can be used to help restore the health and structure of your gums if they’ve been severely affected by periodontal disease and have begun receding. If your dentist has let you know that you’re in need of this procedure, it’s crucial to act quickly and schedule your treatment. If you wait too long, you could risk permanently losing a tooth. With all of the modern techniques and technology available, you won’t need to feel anxious about discomfort during or after the treatment. Read on to learn about what you can expect while recovering from a gum graft

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Overgrown Gums May Be More than a Cosmetic Issue

January 17, 2021

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Woman covering mouth, wondering about consequences of a gummy smile

The term “gummy smile” is often used to describe a mouth in which excess gum tissue makes the teeth appear short and stubby. Without a doubt, this issue could make anyone feel self-conscious. As problematic as the aesthetic aspect of a gummy smile can be, however, it may also affect a person’s oral health and overall well-being. Let’s talk about some of the most serious consequences of a gummy smile and what you may be able to do about it.

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Red, Puffy Gums? Treat It Before Cosmetic Dental Work

December 21, 2020

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woman smiling after visiting a cosmetic dentist for gum disease therapy

You have big plans for your smile. Those chips and stains have bothered you for years, and you’re excited to finally do something about them. But there’s one catch—your gums look puffy and red. Will your cosmetic dentist say you have to undergo periodontal (gum) disease therapy first? Are your gums going to stand between you and your dream smile? Read on to learn more about this condition and how having healthy gums can help you achieve the look you want.

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Do I Need a Crown Lengthening Procedure?

November 22, 2020

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Patient admiring her smile after crown lengthening procedure

Has your dentist recommended that you undergo a crown lengthening procedure? The idea of oral surgery might sound a little intimidating, but there’s nothing to worry about. Periodontists perform crown lengthening all the time, and it produces consistently great results. Still, you might wonder if the procedure is really necessary in your case. Only a frank discussion with your dentist can help you find a definite answer to that question. In the meantime, however, why not consider some reasons why crown lengthening may be necessary? Doing so may make you feel more confident about your upcoming treatment.

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How a Gum Graft Can Help You Recover from Gum Disease

October 18, 2020

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Illustration of gum graft after gum disease therapy

Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the United States. In fact, according to some estimates, it affects roughly half of the adults in our country. In its early stages, its effects are not very noticeable. As it progresses, however, it can lead to gum recession and other devastating consequences. Have your gums receded due to periodontal disease? Let’s discuss how gum disease therapy, along with a gum grafting procedure, may be able to help your smile make a full recovery.

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4 Tips to Avoid Infection Following Dental Implant Treatment

September 16, 2020

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Periodontist teaching patient how to protect dental implants in Tallahassee.

When you’ve finally had your dental implant (or implants) placed, the last thing you want to be thinking about is the potential risk of them failing. Thankfully, the likelihood of this happening is extremely low due to modern advancements in implant technology over the years. With that said, you will still need to make sure you’re taking proper care of them after they are placed. To learn how to reduce your risk for infected dental implants in Tallahassee and ensure they remain healthy for many decades as intended, keep reading!

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