Answering Your Questions About Flossing

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Did you know that gum disease affects more than 75% of people in the United States? As many as 64.7 million American adults suffer from mild, moderate, or severe periodontitis, which is an advanced form of periodontal disease.

Tooth decay is an epidemic among the U.S. population. Fortunately, there are several things you can do at home to protect yourself from poor oral hygiene conditions. One such solution is regular flossing or interdental cleaning.

Frequently Asked Questions About Interdental Cleaning

  1. What does floss do?
    Floss removes food trapped in between the teeth before the bacteria has a chance to harden and become plaque. Plaque eventually becomes tartar, which is a hard mineral deposit that forms on teeth and causes gum disease. Flossing is essential Continue reading

A Patient’s Guide to Full Arch Dental Implants

Cost of dental implants

Most of the world knows how much Americans care about their teeth. Nearly 75% of all American adults worry that the state of their smile can negatively impact their career. Despite this, there are a lot of people walking around the United States missing teeth. It has been estimated that at least 30 million people are missing all of their teeth on either one or both jaws. Of those, 15 million have bridges and crowns to replace those missing teeth. For the people who have lost all of their teeth on one or both jaws, full arch dental implants may be available to help them.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacement teeth. They are the closest thing to natural teeth that is available today. Basically, the implant itself is installed in the jawbone and acts Continue reading