Tag - Periodontal

Brush Your Teeth, Save Your Heart

Currently in the United States the average deaths caused by cardiovascular disease is 600,000 people per year. And if these statistics do not impress you, on average the country spends $109 billion on deaths and illnesses associated with coronary heart disease.

According to new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, researchers have discovered the direct relation between having good oral hygiene and having a lower degree of artherosclerosis, a condition that exposes you to a […]

How to Spot Gum Disease?

Gum disease is not as perceptible as for example tooth decay, it does not actually make a hole in your tooth and sometimes it might take a long time for gum disease to develop in order to give you clear signs of what is going on.

But knowing now the importance of healthy gums, it is simply a matter of observation, good oral hygiene habits and of routine visits and you will already be investing on your pearly whites and […]

Periodontic Treatments Can Save Your Heart

Mr. Lee was brought up in a family where oral hygiene meant brushing your teeth twice a day as most families around the world do.

It was until his bad breath became a concern that he decided to seek the advice of a dentist. By the time he approached the periodontist his two front teeth were in bad shape and he felt them moving frequently.

He timidly acknowledged that he had experienced bleeding while brushing his teeth for years and […]

The Art of Tooth Removal

For us here at Prisma Dental, the path towards creating the perfect balance between beauty and a good, functional bite is an art.

Even the most “simple” procedure is not simple at all since it will always require a good assessment of each individual case and also expertise of the professional.

Let us look into the “simple” procedure of removing a tooth, we call it “simple” exodontia or tooth extraction when the shape of the root or roots allow an easy […]

What You Can Do to Prevent Gum Recession

Gums recede, and for various reasons including gum disease, however there is so much you can do to prevent it.

Many times there are consistent actions that we engage in everyday that cause gum recession.

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Did you know that one of the main causes of gum recession by trauma is brushing teeth too vigorously?
Believe it or not, exerting too much pressure on your teeth with your toothbrush is not a good practice, specially if the bristles are too hard. You […]

Why Do Gums Recede?

Gums are the supporting tissue of our teeth and maintaining them healthy is beneficial for you in many ways.

Did you know that gums can recede and that it is actually quite common? The problem is, many times it goes unnoticed.

First of all, what do we mean when we say that there is a gum recession?

A gum recession is a dental condition wherein your gums slowly move down towards the root of your tooth. In the process it exposes […]

Perio Protect – A Revolutionary Treatment

At Prisma Dental we hand-pick the most effective and innovative treatments with proven results, and we are proud to offer Perio Protect as a treatment for periodontal disease.

Between your teeth and your gums there is a very small crevice called the gingival sulcus which is usually between 1-3mm deep in healthy gum tissue. Healthy oral habits will usually maintain this area clean. There are special cells in the sulcus that produce a fluid that flows out […]

Sinus Lifts Dental Surgery

A sinus lift is a surgery that is performed to add bone to the upper jaw right were your molars and premolars are, it also goes by the name of sinus augmentation.

In this process bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses located on the sides of your nose. In order to make room for the bone the sinus membrane has to be lifted.

This procedure is the solution for those who would like to have dental […]

Cosmetic Soft Tissue Grafting

What make teeth esthetic are not only the teeth itself but also the gum surrounding them. Gum recession is shift of the gingival margin towards the root of the tooth. This shifting of the gum exposes the root or implant surface.

Gum recession may occur for many reasons:

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Our solution to this is gum graft or periodontic plastic surgery. It’s a procedure aimed to cover an area exposed of a tooth root or implant surface.

Its main […]

Oral Cancer attacks primarily men over 40 years old

One of every four people with oral cancer dies due to a late diagnosis.

The presence of sores, stains, constant bleeding, and changes in the tone of voice or pain in the mouth area are symptoms of this illness.

Anybody can have Oral Cancer, but the risk increases in men over 40 years old that have the habit of smoking and drinking. Frequent sun exposure can also turn into a major cause of oral cancer, according to the National Institute of […]