Gum disease or gingivitis begins when bacteria and plaque get below the gum line, inflaming the tissue surrounding the tooth. The most important ways to prevent gum disease and tooth loss is through proper brushing of teeth and tongue as well as regular flossing. Seeing your dentist at least twice a year is also important to ensure that the teeth and gums remain healthy.
Gum disease, if left untreated, is the number one cause of tooth loss. Poor dental hygiene, illness and disease increase the risk for gum disease. Symptoms include bad breath and gums that are tender, swollen or bleeding.
Healthy teeth and gums are the foundation of an overall healthy body. Unhealthy teeth and gums can lead to a compromised immune system as well as many different types of diseases and unhealthy conditions including heart problems, stroke, kidney infections, diabetes, liver infections, miscarriages and many more.
Additionally, for individuals with missing teeth, enjoying food can be challenging as the ability to bite or chew is compromised. Missing teeth can also make a person self-conscious. New Teeth Dental Solutions recommends checking out dental implants as an answer.
A dental implant is a surgically-implanted artificial tooth root which serves as an anchor for tooth replacement. Unlike dentures that can wobble or have a risk of falling out while eating, dental implants are very secure. And since dental implants are actually placed into the jawbone, they feel like real teeth.
Implants can also prevent problems with the mouth and jaw that may arise due to the gaps between missing teeth. The dentists at New Teeth Dental Solutions can provide patients with recommendations about their missing teeth.
New Teeth Dental Solutions is open Monday to Thursday as well as every other Saturday, and is located at 4005 Broadway St. in Houston. For inquiries or to schedule an appointment, call 713-644-4331. Initial consultations are complimentary.
About New Teeth Dental Solutions
As a leading dental practice in Houston, Texas, New Teeth Dental Solutions offers only the best clinically certified procedures to their patients. Dr. Elliott has completed a three-year implant residency at Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. His credentials can be found at www.aaid-implant.org. Together with Dr. Brad Jetton, Dr. Elliott provides an array of dental services that includes comprehensive dental treatments, preventive care, crowns, cosmetic work, extractions, root canals and bonded fillings, as well as implant dentistry and custom made dentures.