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Three Types of Gum Grafts

Three Types of Gum Grafts

Gum recession many times goes under the radar because it is a gradual process.

However this condition can progress into advanced gum disease which affects up to a 12% of adults. The procedure used to correct this condition is called gum tissue graft. Your oral surgeon will resource to any of these three types of grafts depending on your specific needs and the condition of your gums.

  1. Free gingival grafts.
  2. Candidates for this type of grafts are those ...

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HIV Patients Have Unique Oral Health Concerns

HIV Patients Have Unique Oral Health Concerns

HIV-positive patients have a compromised immunity system, and in terms of oral health what has been found is that even when dental hygiene is at its best, tooth decay and gum disease as well as yeast, bacteria and viruses prevail.

In the hope of shining some light upon this situation, Dr. José A. Vazquez, Chief of the Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University has been conducting a study. ...

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Prisma Dental the Decision You Will Not Regret

Prisma Dental the Decision You Will Not Regret

Good Morning Beautiful People! First of all, thank you for visiting our blog, we are floored that you have us as your reference when searching for your specific dental/oral-health concern.

For us it is truly important that you let us know how we can provide you with the best information and advice there is.

Just over a year ago, we decided to revamp our website so that it would be easier for your to have all the information you ...

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Gum Recession is Reversible

Gum Recession is Reversible

Gum recession is a very common problem, in fact it affects 4% -12% of the adult population and what is really a source of concern is that it practically goes unnoticed until it is very severe.

Gum recession is the process wherein the tissue that surrounds your teeth pulls away thus exposing the tooth or even the tooth’s root. One of the most common signs of gum recession is sensitivity; if this condition goes unnoticed eventually it can ...

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Friendly Bacteria Can Combat Bad Breath

Friendly Bacteria Can Combat Bad Breath

Friendly bacteria usually known by the general term of acidophilus have the important role in maintaining our overall health and lately it hast been stressed that they also have an upper hand in the prevention of bad breath.

When your intestinal flora is unbalanced, it can lead to bad breath because the overgrowth of candida which is a type of yeast can reach far beyond the external walls of the intestines.

If it enters into the bloodstream it ...

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  • What Can You Do to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Sugar on your Teeth? http://prismadental.com/how-sugar-in-your-diet-affects-your-teeth/

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  • 9 Risk factors for tooth loss in men 1-Being older than 35. 2-Being male. 3-Never using a toothbrush. 4-Never getting professional dental care. 5-Having high blood pressure. 6-Having diabetes. 7-Smoking (current or past). 8-Having rheumatoid arthritis. 9-The ninth finding was that front (anterior) teeth were more likely to be lost to gum disease than teeth at the back of the mouth. http://prismadental.com/9-risk-factors-for-tooth-loss-in-men/

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  • How to Brush Your Teeth Properly You may think that you already brush your teeth properly. Why wouldn’t you think that? You follow the same rules that your parents gave you even as an adult. You brush at least twice a day and that is the most you do to take care of your teeth. Believe it or not, you may not be doing it right. http://prismadental.com/how-to-brush-your-teeth-properly/

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  • Prisma Dental Services #‎Dentalimplants have become a popular and successful option used by #‎dental professionals for restoring missing, severely damaged or diseased #‎teeth . They are usually made from titanium and resemble an actual #‎tooth root. http://prismadental.com/services/dental-implants/

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  • Prisma Dental Services ‎Dental implants have become a popular and successful option used by dental professionals for restoring missing, severely damaged or diseased ‎teeth . They are usually made from titanium and resemble an actual ‎tooth root. http://prismadental.com/services/dental-implants/

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  • Prisma Dental Services ‎Dental implants have become a popular and successful option used by dental professionals for restoring missing, severely damaged or diseased ‎teeth . They are usually made from titanium and resemble an actual tooth root. http://prismadental.com/services/dental-implants/

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  • Prisma Dental Services ‎Dental implants have become a popular and successful option used by ‎dental professionals for restoring missing, severely damaged or diseased ‎teeth . They are usually made from titanium and resemble an actual ‎tooth root.

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  • #‎Dentalimplants have become a popular and successful option used by #‎dental professionals for restoring missing, severely damaged or diseased #‎teeth . They are usually made from titanium and resemble an actual #‎tooth root http://prismadental.com/services/dental-implants/

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  • You may think that you already brush your teeth properly. Why wouldn’t you think that? http://prismadental.com/how-to-brush-your-teeth-properly/

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  • Dental fillings are used to restore worn or damaged teeth and treat tooth decay. At some point in our lives, most of us wind up with a cavity. In most cases, a cavity calls for your dentist to remove the decay and to fill in the tooth area that was removed. http://prismadental.com/resin-dental-fillings/

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  • Bruxism, most commonly known as teeth grinding, is something that many, many people do. You might be doing it, but you may not realize it because you are only doing it when you are asleep. When you grind your teeth, you move them over back and forth over one another all the time and that causes the enamel in your teeth to slowly wear down. http://prismadental.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-teeth-grinding/

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  • This is the first report that has focused exclusively on oral, dental, and craniofacial health by the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service. The report was commissioned by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The development of the report was guided by the following charge: http://prismadental.com/oral-health-of-adults-in-the-united-states/

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  • Dental bridges are safe and effective replacement solution for patients with missing teeth. These are an excellent alternative to dentures and dental implants and provide more stability than dentures and the procedure is less invasive than the placement of dental implants. http://prismadental.com/dental-bridges-2/

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  • Want brighter, whiter teeth? Know what to do and what to avoid. Prisma Dental gives you ten important secrets to get a whiter teeth and to restore your bright smile: http://prismadental.com/10-tips-to-get-brighter-and-whiter-teeth-by-yourself-part-1/

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  • Prisma Dental in Costa Rica is among the leading facilities in the world for dental implants, and has been performing implants and refining and updating technique and materials since the development of the modern implant in the 1980s. http://prismadental.com/dental-implants-at-prisma-dental-in-costa-rica/

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  • Snoring can be far more than an annoyance, as anyone who has ever lived with a snorer can testify. Besides disrupting the sleep of others, snorers are not getting the best of rest themselves; and snoring can be a precursor or companion to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). http://prismadental.com/cure-for-snoring-can-be-a-life-saver/

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  • You plan meals, grab drinks, and play sports without giving much thought to your teeth. But you might not realize how food, beverages, and activities can wreck the health of your pearly whites. Twenty-five percent of U.S. adults over age 65 have lost all their teeth. Prisma Dental show you 19 regular habits that can wreck your teeth. So be careful of what you put in your mouth.

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  • Dental inlays and onlays are indirect fillings restorations used to repair or recreate the tooth anatomy that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. Inlays and onlays can also be placed on teeth that have undergone some fracturing if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. The two main types of inlays and onlays are made from resin or porcelain because they can be coloured to look natural. Prisma Dental works with 100% porcelain.

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  • People need to realize that the infant´s oral health must be initiated during development and pregnancy. The mother´s diet habits during pregnancy are key to the adequate teeth formation that starts on the sixth week of development. Consuming excess sugar and junk food during pregnancy may interfere with the adequate calcification of the infant´s teeth and with this increase the possibility of the baby developing cavities.

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  • Foods like cheese, green apples, celery, green mango, or green guava help prevent cavities.
Sugars, chewing candy, soda drinks, junk food, and sweet bread must be avoided. Foods that are included in children´s school lunchboxes are very much linked to their oral health and it must be taken into consideration that there are products that highly affect their oral health.

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  • Dr. Telma Rubinstein has been awarded the PROMED Certificate in the PROMED Medical Tourism Congress 2012. Congratulations to one of Costa Rica’s hardest working and Prisma Dental’s own Dr. Rubinstein!

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