What is Periodontics?

Periodontics refers to a specialty field of dentistry. A general dentist or periodontist is a dentist who treats “periodontal disease” or any of a range of ailments that affect the gums. Anything from gum infections, to severe gum deterioration would require the care of a general dentist or periodontist. Much of a general dentists work has to do with helping …

Healthy teeth in Clearwater Florida

How Sweets Can Harm Your Teeth

Establishing and maintaining good health is often about finding balance. It’s easy to assume that if one always consumes healthy, nutritious foods and never consumes unhealthy foods, one will be healthy. That said, even our doctors will usually admit that a small amount of “treats” on an occasional basis is acceptable and won’t have extensive, harmful effects on our health. …

What are Dentures?

Dentures are oral prosthetic devices made to replace missing teeth. While conventional dentures are removable, contemporary denture designs may rely on implant technology to permanently affix them to existing teeth, jawbone, and gums. Dentures allow patients to have healthy, aesthetic, and functioning teeth for long periods of time. Dentures fill in the empty spaces left by missing teeth, giving patients …

A Guide To Gum Disease

Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar build up on teeth and provide conditions for bad bacteria to infect your mouth. Gum disease is a serious oral health issue, because if it is left untreated, it can lead to loss of gum tissue, mouth infections, and even tooth loss. Because the health of your mouth is linked to your overall health, …