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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. […]

Is There a Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart disease?

There’s been a lot of talk concerning the connections between heart disease and periodontitis. While research to clarify these connections are still on-going, the potential link between the two makes for yet another reason why maintaining good oral hygiene is very important. We’ve linked a short article from the Cleveland Clinic where Doctor Benico Barzilai […]

Why Does Someone Go to A Periodontist? Part Two

This is part two of our series explaining what a periodontist can do, and why you may need to see one. Last time, we explained that a periodontist like Dr. Hodges or Dr. Sheppard can treat gum disease through non-surgical techniques. In more severe cases, however, gum surgery may be required. Surgical Treatments Periodontitis, if […]

Why Does Someone Go to A Periodontist? Part One

Why does someone go to a periodontist?

Dental health issues such as gum inflammation, bleeding gums, receding gumlines or loose teeth would warrant a visit to the periodontist. Periodontists differ from general dentists due to their specialization in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal diseases. A periodontist’s main focus are the bones, connective tissues, and the gums. Periodontists complete comprehensive training […]

What is TeethXpress?

What is TeethXpress?

Tooth loss is a common occurrence in the United States. There are nearly 36 million adults living without all of their upper and/or lower teeth. With so many tooth replacement options, it is hard to know which is the best solution. The most hassle-free and easiest solution is TeethXpress! In just one appointment, your 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 […]