Alcohol and Your Dental Health

Abusing alcohol is detrimental to your entire wellbeing, but the way alcohol affects oral health isn’t something that’s discussed very often. There are obvious effects of heavy drinking, but even the occasional alcoholic beverage can be damaging to your oral health. Most alcoholic drinks are very acidic. Foods and drinks high in acid are damaging … Continued

Candidates for Dental Implants

Dental implants are becoming the most popular choice for adults missing their teeth. Chances are that if you can undergo any type of routine dental procedure, you’re probably a good candidate for dental implants. Good Candidates Dental implants are suitable for those who: Currently wear dentures – Implants can serve as more stable replacements for … Continued

The Link Between Dry Mouth and Menopause

It’s been shown that women who are going through menopause are more likely to experience dry mouth than at any other period of life. Dry mouth can create many dental problems, which is why women going through menopause are at an increased risk of suffering from gum disease and gingivitis. Saliva keeps your mouth moist … Continued

6 Causes of Gum Recession

Many people are concerned about receding gums only because it can have a negative effect on their smile! Many don’t realize that gum recession can be the result of even more alarming conditions or habits. Common Causes For Gum Recession Below are six things that can contribute to receding gums: Gum Disease – Receding gums … Continued

Gum Disease Prevention

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults! And if you’re a man over the age of 65, your chances of developing gum disease are even higher. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent gum disease from occurring. … Continued

Gingivitis and Periodontitis – What is the Difference?

Gum disease can make people feel embarrassed and isolated but, according to the CDC, around 47% of Americans have experienced some form of gum disease! The number one problem with gum disease is how uneducated many people are on the subject, especially when it comes to the differences between gingivitis and periodontitis. Here at Highlands … Continued