3 Things Your Gums Are Trying to Tell You

  Everyone may focus on their teeth, but your gums are vital to your oral health. Your gums play an important role in not only the health of your mouth and your teeth, but in your overall well-being. Swollen and bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease, but there are plenty of other things that can be causing issues …

Your Guide to Taking Care of Dental Implants

Congratulations—you have dental implants! At Central Texas Periodontics, we know you’re going to be so much happier and more confident in your new smile. Now that you have your new smile, how will you keep it shining bright? Taking care of your implants is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. It’s important that you’re committed to daily dental …

4 Reasons Dental Bone Grafts Aren’t as Scary as They Seem

Dental bone graft—sounds scary, right? It’s not! A dental bone graft is simply a procedure for patients who’ve experienced bone loss in the jaw. The grafting procedure is usually performed before dental implants are inserted or when neighboring teeth are negatively impacted. What Is a Dental Bone Graft? A dental bone graft is a procedure designed to supplement both volume …

Who’s the Best Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

Source: Pexels.com   Your smile is the one thing you take with you everywhere you go. Whether it’s meeting new people or showing up to work for the hundredth time, your smile makes a statement. Unfortunately, if you have missing or damaged teeth, it’s difficult to feel confident in your smile. Advances in the field of dentistry have made it …

5 Treatments to Try Before You Need a Gingival Graft

We all know that brushing keeps our teeth healthy. However, when it comes to taking care of our gums, most people aren’t so careful and often neglect this critical part of oral hygiene. It’s our gums that support our teeth in place. Taking care of them is the best way to ensure our smiles stay beautiful! When gums are neglected, …

Perfect Your Smile with Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Source: Pexels.com A shocking 42.7% of US adults over the age of 30 are suffering from some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that can wreak havoc on the appearance and function of your smile. Severe cases can cause bone loss, receding gums, and can even lead to loss of teeth.  For these reasons, …

What You Need to Know About Nutrition and Oral Health

Source: Pexels.com With almost half of adults over the age of 30 living with periodontal disease in the United States, it is clear that there is so much more than brushing involved in maintaining proper oral hygiene. Believe it or not, the nutrients that individuals choose to put in their bodies can have serious implications on dental health.  Keep reading …

Taking Care of Your Teeth As You Age

Photo by Kampus Production from Pexels As we age, our bodies tend to need special attention if they’re going to keep up with us. Maybe the first things to come to mind would be your knees, hips, and joints. While all of those are important, we want to focus on another crucial area: your mouth.  Studies have proven that your …