Dr. Howard B.Gross provides the highest level of dental care available. Dr. Howard B. Gross is your Dental Care Specialist for General Dentistry, Cosmetic & Restorative, Laser Dentistry, Root Canal Therapy, Crown & Bridge, Dentures, Digital X-rays, Nitrous Oxide, Implants, Veneers, Whitening and Periodontal Therapy.
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[07/21/15] Did you know that dental implants are an option for people of all ages? They can be the right choice for anyone who is missing one, multiple, or all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease or decay.
[07/16/15] Unfortunately, regular hormonal changes in women can make gums sensitive, making them more vulnerable to gingivitis. If you have a daughter going into puberty, it’s important to keep a close eye on her gums.
[07/14/15] If you’re missing a tooth, it’s likely you’ve suffered some degree of bone loss as well. Dental implants can still be successfully installed by an experienced surgeon, who can graft bone to your jaw to secure the implant in place.
[07/09/15] Teeth consist of two layers. The outer protective layer is composed of hard enamel, while the inner one is the softer portion called dentin. Damage to either layer can cause tooth loss, a problem that can be corrected with a replacement tooth and dental implant.
[07/07/15] Ancient peoples believed that tooth decay was caused by worms. The first mention of these worms was a Sumerian text that is from 5000 BC. This belief transcended many cultures including ancient India, Egypt, Japan, and China.
[07/02/15] If you have dentures, you may still be a good candidate for dental implants. The implants can be used to permanently replace dentures, or they can be installed to anchor and stabilize dentures to improve comfort and performance.
[06/30/15] When the titanium implant is installed, it doesn't just replace the existing tooth roots. It also stimulates the growth of your natural bone. Over time, the bone will grow into and around the implant, which helps to prevent bone loss.
[06/25/15] We understand that anxiety is common for many dental patients. We have a number of different ways to ensure that your treatment is pain-free and we can explain all of those options.
[06/23/15] Why do most dental implants use titanium? Clinical research indicates titanium produces closer contact with bone tissue than zirconium or stainless steel. Titanium also tends to create fewer adverse reactions, because it is more biochemically compatible with the human body.
[06/18/15] Care to guess the name of the mildest form of gum disease? If you guessed gingivitis, you're right. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you may be developing gingivitis.
[06/16/15] Did you know that the way your brush your teeth can do more harm than good for your teeth. Brushing too hard can actually lead to gum recession? Remember that you brushing hard and brushing effectively are not the same thing.
[06/11/15] Work is carried out over a period of time so that the recovery period never becomes to much of an issue. The majority of dental implant patients return to work and everyday activities by the next day, are able to function normally in-between appointments.
[06/09/15] Elephants have the largest teeth of any animal in the world. Their tusks are actually incisors that come from the upper jaw, and only two-thirds of them are visible. The heaviest pair of tusks ever recorded weighed over 400 pounds.
[06/04/15] If you have dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth, it can be easy to be worried about them falling out. Fortunately, dental implant teeth are permanently fastened securely to your jaw, just like natural teeth, so you can enjoy life without having to worry.
[06/02/15] If you're brushing your teeth directly after meals, you may be doing more harm than good. If your meal contained acidic foods like tomatoes or citrus fruits, brushing immediately will merely brush the acid further into the teeth. Instead, rinse with water right after the meal and then wait at least 30 minutes before brushing.
[05/28/15] Do you know when to replace your toothbrush? You should invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electrical toothbrush every three to four months. Do this sooner if the bristles become frayed.
[05/26/15] Did you know that using a toothbrush after you get over the flu can actually result in reinfection? This is because notorious microbes can implant themselves into the bristles of your toothbrush.
[05/21/15] Although brushing your teeth daily is very important, overdoing it can wear down enamel, expose the root of the tooth, or irritate gums. Make sure you're using a soft toothbrush rather than a hard one, and keep the brushing motion gentle.
[05/19/15] For more than 50 years, water has been fluoridated successfully in the United States and has been credited with reducing tooth decay by 50 percent to 60 percent.
[05/14/15] Do you ever notice red on your toothbrush or in the sink after you brush your teeth? While occasional bleeding gums may be nothing to worry about, they could point to gingivitis.
[05/12/15] There are several symptoms that indicate that you may have gum disease and need to see a periodontist. These include bad breath that won’t go away, red or swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, painful chewing, and sensitive teeth.
[05/07/15] Did you know in some cultures, chalk was rubbed on one’s teeth? The chalk was a part of oral hygiene, and other ancient methods include chew sticks, feathers, bones, and even porcupine quills.
[05/05/15] Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness.
[04/30/15] Whether it's because you have dentures or because you have loose teeth, it can be hard to eat certain foods when you have tooth trouble. A dental implant directly replaces teeth, so you can eat any food you want without worrying.
[04/28/15] A dental implant, placed inside of the jawbone, fuses with natural bone and is thus made strong enough to support replacement teeth. Implants can be done for a single tooth or many teeth, as an alternative for a bridge or denture.
[04/23/15] If your gums are sore or bleed frequently while you are brushing, it is time to see your periodontist. It’s always best to address any gum disease or issues early, before they have a chance to get worse.
[04/21/15] The man who is generally called the "Father of Modern Dentist" was French surgeon Pierre Fauchard, who in 1723 published a textbook of sorts on the practice of dentistry.
[04/16/15] Flossing may be the single most important thing that you can do to fight gum disease and decay. By flossing once a day, you can effectively remove plaque under the gum line.
[04/14/15] Regenerative periodontal procedures are aimed at saving gum and bone tissue and preventing further attrition. In a regenerative procedure, your periodontist will clean under your gum line and remove bacteria. Sometimes, bone grafts and or tissue-stimulating protein are used as well to stimulate your body’s own natural regenerative abilities.
[04/09/15] It’s important to remember that your teeth aren’t just important for chewing and aesthetics. Maintaining healthy teeth can also help secure the structural integrity of your mouth and jaw.
[04/07/15] Should you consider dental implants? Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or many. If you have problem teeth and are considering dentures, dental implants might be a more effective and desirable solution.
[04/02/15] Laser therapy used to treat gum disease actually kills bacterial colonies nestled deep in pockets under the gums. Left untreated, bacteria will multiply to dangerous levels, where it can cause abscesses, destroy teeth, and even damage bone.
[03/31/15] Why is gum disease such a concern? Gum disease detected in its early stages can be treated. Left untreated, gum disease inevitably leads to the loss of teeth and has also been connected with other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and several cancers.
[03/26/15] Saliva is crucial for healthy teeth and gums. It acts as an antibacterial-- neutralizing acid and producing minerals that strengthen your enamel. As you get older, you produce less saliva. If you notice your lips and tongue are often dry, let your dentist know.
[03/24/15] Unfortunately, periodontal disease is a painless, slowly progressing disease that may go unnoticed for years. While a solid regimen of good oral hygiene is the best preventative, it is also important to watch for signs of the disease.
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