Posts Tagged ‘ oral surgeon ’

All Oral Bacteria are Not Equal

The mouth harbors a diverse and plentiful microbial community due to its hospitable environment. It is warm, nutrient-rich and maintains an ideal pH balance. The highly diverse microflora inhabits the various surfaces of the normal mouth- gums, teeth, tongue, and cheeks. What many people don’t realize is that most of the bacteria are beneficial organisms and live […]

Wisdom Teeth What’s the Big Deal?

Especially with the younger crowd, this is a question we get time and time again in our office!  And understandably so!  To some, removing the wisdom teeth seems like it should be an elective procedure, not a necessary one. You have probably heard the statistic that 85% of people have to have their wisdom teeth […]

Dental Implants- Changing the Way We Treat Missing Teeth

Dental implants are rapidly becoming the standard of care in how we, as dental professionals, deal with missing teeth.    And while the incidents of adults losing permanent teeth has been declining for decades, there is still a good chance that at some point in your life you too will require treatment for a lost permanent […]

A Clean Tongue 101

Did you know that 50% of the bacteria in your mouth live on the surface of your tongue? Also, a tongue cleaning is the single most important step you can take toward diminishing bad breath. We all know just how important brushing and flossing is to our oral health, and sometimes tongue scraping takes a […]

The Importance of Replacing Back Teeth

While they may not be the first thing people see when you smile, your back or posterior teeth are key to maintaining good oral and physical health. And just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean you can forget about them! By not replacing missing back teeth, you will also lose the bone that supports […]