Is There a Possible Link Between Dementia and Your Oral Health?

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While it may appear that the simple act of brushing and flossing your teeth is primarily aimed at maintaining fresh breath and a bright smile, it plays a smaller role in a much larger health equation. Your oral hygiene is intricately connected to various potential health issues, including diabetes and heart disease. Often contributed to […]

What is Soft Tissue Grafting? Your Questions Answered!

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What is soft tissue grafting? This is a process used to stop gums receding or to improve the appearance of your gums. Soft tissue grafting can help cover roots or replace missing gum tissue that has developed due to gum recession. So if you’re told you need gum surgery, keep in mind the reality isn’t […]

Dealing with Diabetes & Oral Health – Notes from an Oral Surgeon

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Nearly 30 million Americans have a form of diabetes, most of whom have Diabetes Type II. Those with Type I can do little but manage the condition, whereas Type II, if brought on by unhealthy lifestyle, can be reversed. The issue is, people don’t understand all the risks Diabetes II brings with it. This disease […]

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

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Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and tooth replacement in adults. While the causes of this infection are many –hormonal changes, illnesses, medications, smoking, family history and poor oral hygiene – issues with the gums can often be prevented, or stopped before it progresses from gum inflammation (gingivitis) to gum disease (periodontitis). It’s […]

Bone Grafting (Not as Scary as it Sounds)

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Bone grafting, or the transplanting of bone tissue, is a fairly common procedure in our practice. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Puckett, is very experienced in bone and tissue grafts in the mouth and face. Dental bone grafts can help correct misaligned jawbones, allow more effective tooth replacement, and help maintain facial structure when numerous teeth […]