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Is There a Gum Disease Diet?

In the early stages, you’ll probably notice plaque build-up, which causes your gums to become red and inflamed. This stage is known as gingivitis (gum inflammation), and can progress into full blown periodontitis that may result in bone and tissue damage, eventually leading to tooth loss. Both are forms of gum disease. If [...]

How to Fix a Damaged Smile

Americans take their smiles seriously. Down the aisles of any grocery store, you’ll find a plethora of whitening products, promising beautiful, bright smiles. While checking out, you’re bound to see the latest celebrity giving a toothy grin next to whitening gum. If your teeth are stained, this might be helpful — although not as effective [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Reconstructive Dentistry|Comments Off on How to Fix a Damaged Smile

Get That Smile Ready for Summer

Not counting the winter storms, South Carolina is warming up. Soon the beaches will be warm, the fishing will be bountiful, and the fireflies will be out. Until then, you’ll just have to get through a few more months of moderate weather. In the meantime, however, why not gear up for summertime by outfitting your [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening|Comments Off on Get That Smile Ready for Summer

Researchers Sequence Rare Bacteria Responsible for Tooth Decay

Since you were a kind, you’ve heard that cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease, happens when your diet is high in sugar and you forget to brush your teeth. Probably, this prompted your parents to firmly remind you right before bedtime to brush your teeth or, if you’re a parent now [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Researchers Sequence Rare Bacteria Responsible for Tooth Decay

Rewriting History With Teeth

After discovering a rare and expensive pigment in the dental plaque of a woman who lived some time between the 11th and 12th century, researchers at Ohio State University are rewriting history. Published in the journal Science Advances, the study hoped to provide a reimagined picture of the 11th century, the role of women, and [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Gum Disease, Hygiene, Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on Rewriting History With Teeth