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Gum disease

also known as periodontal disease, is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. It is caused by the accumulation of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth, and if not properly removed through regular oral hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings, it can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums.

There are two main types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the milder form and affects only the gums, causing redness, swelling, and bleeding. It is usually reversible with proper oral hygiene and professional dental care. However, if left untreated, gingivitis can progress into periodontitis, which is a more severe form of gum disease that affects the deeper tissues and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontitis can lead to gum recession, bone loss, tooth mobility, and even tooth loss if not treated promptly.

Risk factors for gum disease include poor oral hygiene, smoking, hormonal changes (such as during pregnancy), certain medications, systemic diseases (such as diabetes), genetic predisposition, and other factors that compromise the immune system.

Symptoms of gum disease may include:

  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath or a persistent bad taste in the mouth
  • Receding gums or teeth that appear longer
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in bite or the way the teeth fit together
  • Pus around the teeth and gums
  • Changes in the alignment of teeth

Prevention and treatment of gum disease typically involve maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, quitting smoking if applicable, eating a healthy diet, and visiting a dentist for regular check-ups and professional cleanings. In more advanced cases, treatments may include scaling and root planing (a deep cleaning procedure), antibiotic therapy, gum surgeries, and other interventions depending on the severity of the disease.

If you suspect you may have gum disease or have concerns about your oral health, it is important to consult with a qualified dental professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.


“Hollywood smile”

is a term used to describe a cosmetic dental treatment that results in a bright, white, and aesthetically pleasing smile. It often refers to a set of dental procedures, including teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental crowns, and other cosmetic dentistry techniques, used to create a flawless and attractive smile, similar to what is often seen among celebrities in Hollywood.

The specific treatments involved in achieving a Hollywood smile can vary depending on the individual’s dental needs and desired results. For example:

  1. Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening treatments, such as in-office teeth bleaching or at-home teeth whitening kits provided by a dentist, can help to remove stains and discoloration from teeth, resulting in a brighter and whiter smile.
  2. Dental Veneers: Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of teeth. They can be used to correct the appearance of stained, discolored, misaligned, or uneven teeth, and can result in a straighter and whiter smile.
  3. Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be made from various materials, such as porcelain, metal, or a combination of materials, and can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are severely stained, misshapen, or damaged.
  4. Other Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures: Other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as orthodontics (braces or clear aligners), dental implants, gum contouring, or teeth reshaping, may also be included in a Hollywood smile treatment plan depending on the individual’s dental needs and goals.

It’s important to note that achieving a Hollywood smile requires careful consideration of an individual’s dental health, facial features, and desired results. A thorough evaluation and consultation with a qualified dentist or cosmetic dentist is recommended to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for achieving a beautiful and healthy smile.


Teeth whitening

is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to lighten the color of teeth and remove stains or discoloration, resulting in a brighter and whiter smile. It is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments and can be performed by a dentist in a dental office or at home using over-the-counter whitening products or dentist-prescribed whitening kits.

There are several methods commonly used for teeth whitening, including:

  1. In-Office Teeth Whitening: This procedure is performed by a dentist or dental professional in a dental office. It typically involves applying a high-concentration whitening gel directly to the teeth and using a special light or laser to activate the gel and enhance the whitening process. In-office teeth whitening usually produces quick and noticeable results, with teeth often becoming several shades whiter in just one visit.
  2. At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits: These kits are provided by a dentist and usually include custom-fitted trays and a lower-concentration whitening gel. The patient wears the trays with the gel for a specified period of time, usually a few hours per day or overnight, over the course of several days or weeks. At-home teeth whitening kits are generally less expensive than in-office treatments, but the results may be less immediate and not as dramatic.
  3. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products: There are various over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, such as whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and whitening gels. These products typically contain lower concentrations of whitening agents compared to professional treatments, and the results may vary depending on the product and the individual’s teeth.

It’s important to note that teeth whitening may not be suitable for everyone, and it’s best to consult with a dentist before undergoing any teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is generally most effective on natural teeth and may not be effective on certain types of stains, such as those caused by tooth decay or medication. It’s also important to follow the instructions provided by the dentist or the product manufacturer to avoid potential side effects, such as tooth sensitivity or gum irritation.

Professional teeth whitening treatments, whether done in-office or with dentist-prescribed at-home kits, are generally considered safer and more effective compared to over-the-counter products, as they are customized to the individual’s needs and closely monitored by a dental professional. A dentist can assess the patient’s dental health, determine the cause of teeth discoloration, and recommend the most appropriate teeth whitening method for optimal results.


A dental implant is a high-tech replacement tooth that mimics the whole tooth structure. A titanium “root” is snugly inserted into the bone and is used to support a crown, bridge, or denture. It looks, feels, and acts like a real tooth and can last a lifetime if properly cared for.

Dr. William Roe has placed hundreds of implants and will happily spend the time to explain the details of the procedure and answer your questions. We routinely use dental implants to replace single and multiple missing teeth.

Dental implant technology has become the state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution because of its advantages over earlier treatments. And, with modern innovations in dentistry, most patients can benefit from them – even those who were formerly told they could not.

Who are candidates for Dental Implants?

If you have one or more missing teeth or have broken or decayed teeth that might be beyond repair, implants are usually the answer. If you’re uncomfortable with your dentures, partial denture, or bridge, you could benefit from implant technology.

In the past, patients with insufficient bone or who had certain health conditions or habits were not considered candidates for implants. Advances in diagnostics and bone reconstruction have made it so that most patients can receive implants.

Benefits and advantages of Dental Implants

Dental Implants behave like natural teeth

One of the biggest advantages of an implant is that it restores full chewing power. Most patients can’t tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant tooth. They can eat with it completely normal, and they can brush and floss normally as well.

Dental Implants can last a lifetime

Whereas a dental bridge may only last around 10 years or so, dental implants can last a lifetime. The implant is made from titanium and integrates with the jawbone. It’s bio-compatible, meaning that it’s non-toxic and not rejected by the body. All in all, it makes a powerful replacement tooth.

Dental Implants prevent bone loss

Where there is no tooth, the jaw bone in the empty space deteriorates due to lack of stimulation. If no implant is placed in the first year of losing a tooth, that bone area loses 25% of its volume, and bone loss continues over the years.

Dentures can even accelerate bone loss as they often become loose, and then rub against the bony ridge, gradually wearing it away. Because an implant replaces the root as well as the tooth, and chewing is restored to normal, it provides the needed stimulation for natural bone growth.

Dental Implants keep adjacent teeth stable

The gap from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to crookedly shift towards the gap. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite, your ability to chew, and your appearance. It can cause interference that makes tooth replacement difficult later. A poor bite can also lead to issues with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and may result in pain and headaches.

Dental Implants can help keep you free of gum disease

A missing tooth gap can act as a trap for food and bacteria and can lead to gum disease.

Dental Implants can prevent facial sagging and premature aging

Facial sagging can be an unwanted effect of bone loss resulting from missing teeth. This is where the lower third of the face starts to collapse, gradually closing the distance between the tip of the nose and the chin. Changes can include excess wrinkles around the mouth, thinning lips, and a more pointed chin, making the person look a lot older than his or her true age.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Stable teeth with good chewing power!

Dental implants provide a far superior experience compared to dentures. Even dentures that originally fit the patient well begin to slip and become uncomfortable after a while, due to increased bone loss.

It’s difficult to keep any denture continually stable due to wear on the bony ridges that dentures clasp onto. The most frustrating aspect of dentures, and the unhealthiest, is their poor chewing ability. many have to limit their diets because they are unable to chew certain foods with their dentures.

If you are deciding between traditional dentures or implant-supported restoration, here are some things to consider.

  • Dentures often have to be kept in the mouth by using a dental adhesive. This sometimes requires re-glues after meals. An implant-supported denture requires no adhesive.
  • Dentures have to be removed for cleaning. With the exception of a removable implant-retained denture, your implant-supported restoration can be cared for by brushing and flossing.
  • Dentures cover the roof of the mouth. With implants, there’s nothing covering the roof of your mouth to interfere with your sense of taste or other normal activities. Implant-supported dentures can also be fabricated without a palate.
  • Dentures can slip out while eating or speaking. Implants and implant-supported dentures are securely anchored and won’t slip out.
  • It’s hard to chew with dentures and you can’t eat a lot of food you like or need. Dentures can move while you chew, which is annoying, and also makes it difficult to chew! In fact, dentures generally have only 10% or less of full chewing power. Dental implants have full chewing power and implant-supported bridges or dentures also considerably increase the chewing power.
  • Dentures may click while eating. With implants or implant-supported dentures, there’s no annoying clicking sound.
  • Dentures don’t provide the stimulation needed to prevent bone loss. The jawbone needs to have the stimulation of high-pressure chewing to keep its volume. Implants ensure no jaw bone is lost.
  • Progressive bone loss as a result of wearing dentures can cause facial collapse. Over the years bone loss can cause the collapse of the lower third of your face, creating excessive wrinkles, sagging skin and jowls, thinning lips, and a sunken-in look. This can considerably age a person’s appearance.  Implants prevent bone loss.


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