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Gum Disease

OSU Research Suggests E-Cigs Might Be Worse for Gums Than Tobacco

Preliminary research recently revealed by a team from Ohio State University College of Dentistry here in Columbus shows that e-cigarettes have a distinct influence on your oral health. It shows that e-cigarettes are not less harmful than tobacco cigarettes and might be much more harmful. Influencing Your Oral Microbiome This team of researchers was looking [...]

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless to Oral Health

Many people have thought that e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. That may very well be, but there are reasons to be concerned about their impact on oral health. The explosions of e-cigarettes, while rare, are not an inconsiderable danger. And then there’s the risk that they may actually lead to [...]

Maintain Your Oral Health to Keep Your Body Healthy

We had a great personal friend that we could never convince to come in for routine dental care. He only came in when a tooth broke. He always refused a cleaning because he always flossed and brushed his teeth every day. Over ten years ago, he passed away of pancreatic cancer. Although his wife was [...]

5 Reasons Not to Ignore Cosmetic Complaints

You might think that cosmetic dentistry is superficial and only related to getting and maintaining an attractive smile. But the truth is that the health and appearance of your smile are closely related. Many things you might think are just cosmetic complaints can actually be serious health problems. Discolored Teeth Can Be Eroded, Decayed, or [...]

Periodontitis Isn’t Just Advanced Gum Disease

It’s a commonly believed truism, even among some dentists: if not treated, the mild form of , gingivitis, naturally progresses to the more severe form, periodontitis. But there’s a lot of research proving that this isn’t necessarily the case. Instead, periodontitis and gingivitis are almost like separate diseases, and gingivitis may never actually develop [...]