Missing a Tooth? Here’s Why it Matters

Some people think that if they lose a tooth in the back of the mouth it’s not all that important because the gap won’t be visible when they smile. While that may be true, aesthetically, at least in the short-term, it’s important to understand there’s more than just a good-looking smile at risk. Our teeth...

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COVID-19 Study Links Gum Disease to Respiratory Failure

Gum disease has been linked to lung issues, including COPD. Most recently, in a report that’s been labeled “The Mouth COVID Connection” (MCC), researchers say that hospitalized COVID-19 patients with prior gum disease from chronic periodontitis may be at a higher risk of respiratory failure. Dr. Shervin Molayem, a Los Angeles-based dental surgeon who co-conducted...

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Should I Floss Around My Dental Implant?

Some of our patients assume they don’t need to floss around dental implants because the replacement tooth or teeth are not “real.” But that’s not true. The gum tissue and teeth surrounding your dental implants require the same kind of regular hygiene maintenance as your natural teeth in order to remove trapped food particles that...

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Consider a Full Mouth “Reconstruction” With Dental Implants

If you have severe problems with multiple teeth, it could be time for you to consider a full mouth reconstruction. The term sounds like something your builder might use, but a full mouth reconstruction is indeed a sort of total renovation, one that involves a smile makeover of your teeth with dental implants. With revolutionary...

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Do You Have a Gummy Smile?

Are you hiding your smile because you think your teeth look too short and your gums look too long? You may have something called a “gummy smile.” Your teeth probably aren’t too short. It’s just that excess gum tissue makes your teeth appear too small. Gummy smiles, or what we call excessive gingival display, can...

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SMILE! It’s National Smile Week

To recognize National Smile Week, we thought we’d offer: TEN WAYS PERIODONTICS CAN IMPROVE YOUR SMILE 1.Missing teeth can eventually cause a sunken appearance. Once teeth are lost the subsequent possible jawbone loss (from missing tooth roots) can seem to change the shape of your face. Dental implants solve the problem by creating new tooth...

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Office Update

We were thrilled to be able to re-open our office last month by instituting a strategic, multi-tiered safety approach specifically addressing the pandemic. We’ve heightened already stringent infection controls and made critical modifications in patient hours and scheduling as well as office environment logistics. By enhancing our already highest level of sterility standards we want...

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Always Involved

Always Involved We’ve discussed how our doctors have been staying extremely busy even while not in office, with numerous online lecturing activities via Zoom. Dr. Levine recently held three, two-hour Zoom seminars for residency programs in periodontology, dental implantology and prosthodontics for the dental schools at UNC Chapel Hill, Harvard University, Temple University, Stonybrook, Tuft’s...

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Dr. Levine Authors Article on Gum Disease and COVID-19

Check out Dr. Levine’s latest guest author post on the popular dental website 101dentists.com. In “Now’s a Good Time to Address Gum Disease” , Dr. Levine points out that: “Although healthy and fit individuals have contracted the coronavirus, we know from the CDC and other scientific research that individuals of all ages with preexisting conditions...

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Pinhole® Procedure Transforms Gum Surgery

We’re all taught to brush our teeth twice a day. But some of us may not have been taught exactly how not to brush so hard. As a result (anybody remember “hard” toothbrushes?) some people may not have many cavities but could be experiencing gum recession from simply overbrushing. When your gums recede, you often...

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