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History of Dental Implants

Dental technology has come a long way since the first evidence of implants was discovered. Archeologists have uncovered 4000-year-old remains in China with bamboo pegs implanted into the tooth socket and Egyptian mummies with teeth transplanted from other mouths or fashioned from ivory. 282 more words


The Importance of Dental Health with Owens Periodontics

Dr. Kris Owens of Owens Periodontics spoke with us about the importance of dental health. Owens Periodontics specializes in conservative treatment of gum disease, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth.  35 more words


How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

Stress can make people neglect their oral-health routines. They may not brush or floss as often as they should or miss dental appointments. People under stress sometimes make poor lifestyle choices – smoking, consuming too much alcohol and eating more sugary foods – which can lead to serious issues including oral cancer, gum disease or tooth decay. 295 more words

Gum Disease

Connective Tissue Grafting

If Dr. DeAndrade observes excessive receding of your gums, he may recommend a procedure called connective tissue grafting (gum grafts). Simply put, tissue is taken from the upper palate area and grafted to the area where the gums have receded to the point of requiring treatment. 276 more words


Anxiety When Visiting The Periodontist

Not too many people actually look forward to spending time in the chair.  However, millions of Americans have serious anxiety, and this often prevents them from seeking even basic preventative care.  401 more words