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Why Tongue Piercings Are Bad for Your Teeth

By Loran Simon / July 19, 2018

Tongue piercings are considered cool but as studies reveal they are bad for your oral health. People with these piercings are highly susceptible to oral infections and tooth damage. Main points: – Researchers found more cases of gum inflammation, recession and bleeding among patients with tongue piercings. – Tongue piercings crack teeth and damage gum […]

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What is Gum Graft Surgery?

By Loran Simon / July 9, 2018

Gum disease can cause the gums to pull back (recede) which can loosen teeth. Gum graft surgery is a procedure your dentist or periodontist performs to correct gum recession. In graft surgery, healthy gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and implanted. – Healing from a gum graft is between one and […]

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What are Dental Sealants?

By Loran Simon / July 3, 2018

Made from plastic or dental material, a dental sealant is a thin coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Acting as a shield, the sealant adheres to the teeth’s surface and protects the teeth beneath from: – Acids – Bacteria – Plaque Sealants are used by a dentist for patients […]