Diabetes and Oral Care

Posted on : 02-03-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Diabetes may affect the whole body, including your mouth. Dental care is essential for people having diabetes because they face a higher than normal risk of oral health issues due to poorly controlled blood sugars.

Risk Factors for Periodontitis

Posted on : 17-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Periodontal disease is a serious disease which destroys teeth supporting bone and gum tissues. Teeth are supported by the gums, or gingiva and bone. A tooth’s root is affixed to the bone within its socket by fibers called periodontal ligaments.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Posted on : 09-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentistry for Children, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Gum disease or periodontal disease, called Periodontitis, begins with bacterial growth in the mouth and may end with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds teeth.

Bone Augmentation Surgery

Posted on : 09-08-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Bone augmentation is a collective term used in dental surgery to refer to a number of reinforcement surgeries that are done for jaw defects. The Onlay augmentation or grafting is a unique bone augmentation method that can be used on both the upper and lower jaw. This is done when the alveolar ridge regression is uneven.Jaw bones are augmented by using bones from other parts of the patient’s body, bone from animals such as cattle or even synthetically manufactured bone.Transplanted human bones have the highest success rate as they heal best when compared to animal or synthetic bones.