Are My Missing Teeth Caused by Hypodontia?

hypodontia causes missing teeth

Usually, humans will grow and lose twenty baby teeth in the early stages of our lives. As these teeth fall out, we will normally grow thirty-two permanent teeth. But that’s just the average. There are people who won’t have thirty-two permanent teeth. Do you happen to be one of these people? A developmental abnormality called hypodontia […]

Are You Confused by the Different Types of Dentists and Dentistry?

When you need dental work done, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by phrases like family, cosmetic, and general dentistry. Dentists may be endodontists, periodontists, orthodontists, or prosthodontists, etc., but do you know what these terms mean? Here’s a quick look at the different types of dentists. The ADA defines dentistry as “the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention […]

How Do Bridges, Dentures, and Implants Replace Missing Teeth?

Missing teeth can be a source of frustration for the millions of people who suffer because of them, whether they struggle with chewing or speaking, or don’t feel confident in their smile. If you are missing teeth due to gum disease, injury or any of a multitude of reasons, modern dentistry has options available for […]

A More Beautiful Smile With Crown Lengthening

One of the treatments performed at Northeast Texas Periodontal Specialists is crown lengthening. This is a dental surgery that gets rid of extra gum tissue along with bone encompassing the upper teeth in order to make them appear lengthier. Furthermore, crown lengthening can sculpt the gum line so as to provide a more balanced smile. […]

Oral Health & Osteoporosis Part 2

Oral Health & Osteoporosis

In part one of this blog series, we mentioned some dental health issues which may result due to osteoporosis. Another concern is periodontitis, which is a chronic condition in which the gums and bones are affected. The infection of this disease breaks down the bone and connective tissue that holds the teeth in place. As […]

Oral Health and Osteoporosis Part 1

Oral Health and Osteoporosis Part 1

Are you aware that bone is an active living cellular material, and serves a variety of purposes? It serves as the understructure of our bodies, supports muscles, and protects essential organs. Collagen and calcium phosphate crystals are elastic threads that makeup bones (most of the body’s calcium can be found in bones). These particular compounds […]

What is Tongue-Tie?

What is Tongue-Tie?

Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition which restricts the tongue’s range of motion. It occurs when the frenulum, which is the band of tissue between the floor of your mouth and the bottom of your tongue, is too short, thick, or tight. The frenulum is important because it prevents you from swallowing your […]

The Dangers of Over Brushing

Everyone understands that good dental hygiene starts with brushing and flossing regularly, drinking plenty of water, and preserving a balanced diet. The majority of dental practitioners advise brushing twice a day for a minimum of two minutes. Brushing is very important, but what the majority of people do not consider is just how much pressure […]

Manual or Electric Toothbrushes: Which is Better?

In the last few years, we have seen an increase in the appeal of powered toothbrushes. With all the hype surrounding them, are they really better than traditional ones? Dental professionals agree that a regular toothbrush can clean teeth just as well as a powered toothbrush. When it comes to choosing one or the other, […]

Bruxism: How You Might Be Damaging Your Smile While You Sleep

Of all the ways humans show their stress and anxiety, such as nervous twitches or nail-biting, the one that may go unnoticed is bruxism, or the grinding of our teeth. In fact, many people will unknowingly grind their teeth while they sleep and wonder why they have jaw pain. The truth is, there are many […]