Question: How is your oral health related to your overall health?
Answer: In the past, oral health has been associated only with the mouth. New research has found that the advanced stage of gum disease, periodontitis, is linked with health problems such as heart disease and stroke.
While the research in this area has not been completed, it is generally accepted that the same bacteria that cause periodontal issues, can cause heart infection on people with damaged heart valves.
There are two major stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can be treated and reversed if diagnosed early. Periodontitis is the serious and advanced stage of gum disease, which includes bone loss and is irreversible. Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of periodontitis.
Question: Why are my teeth yellow and worn at the gum line?
Answer: Tooth erosion is the wearing away of tooth enamel by acid. Even though enamel is the hardest tissue in our bodies, if the natural remineralization process is interrupted due to presence of acids, then it could be worn.
The saliva in our mouth contains calcium which helps to strengthen and remineralize
the teeth, however, remineralization can not occur when a great deal of acid
What is a Dental Implant?
Answer: A dental implant is a procedure designed to replace missing teeth. The implant is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing.
After the implant has been integrated to the jaw, then it can be restored with a traditional porcelain crown.
Question: When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist for the First Time?
Answer: According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit a pediatric dentist when their first tooth comes in or no later than their first birthday. However, based on my experience in Palisades, unless parents notice something on the erupting teeth, first visit can be between age 30 months to 3rd birthday
Question: What type of Dental Insurance do you accept:
Answer: We are a preferred provider with Delta Dental, and we accept most other insurance.