Can the bacteria that cause gum disease also contribute to Alzheimer’s disease? A new study suggests so, which could potentially allow treatment for Alzheimer’s. However, some researchers and doctors believe that the evidence is not strong enough to firmly establish a connection between the two. Let’s look at the study in more detail to figure out the connection between gum disease in Lutz and Alzheimer’s disease.(more…)
June 20, 2019
April 13, 2019
If you and the family head down to Tampa Bay to catch a major league baseball game this summer, you could find yourself up on the big screen. Would you be able to smile and wave? If you are missing multiple teeth, the answer is probably “no”. Having noticeable gaps in your smile can make going out with friends or interacting in public spaces stressful or embarrassing. Fortunately, even if you are missing multiple teeth, dental implants in Lutz can help restore both your smile and your confidence. Keep reading to learn more about dental implant treatments that will have you smiling widely this summer – even on the jumbotron!(more…)
March 10, 2019
No one wants to hear that they have cancer. No matter what type, the moment the word is uttered, negative thoughts fill the mind even if only for a moment. What’s worse is that you begin to wonder, “Could I have done something to have caught this earlier?” While not all situations are the same, when it comes to oral cancer, you can take a proactive approach. Let your dentist in Lutz discuss why it’s important to have an oral cancer screening and what symptoms you should be looking for at home.(more…)
February 18, 2019
Did you know that around 10% of the population grind their teeth at night? Clearly, since you’re sound asleep while it’s happening, it’s not a habit you can quit by using willpower. But you can reduce the likelihood that you’ll grind and also protect your teeth from potential damage. In fact, there are multiple ways a dentist in Lutz can help you minimize the effects of this common behavior. Keep reading to learn more about why you grind, what the consequences are, and how you can prevent them!(more…)
January 19, 2019
Want to make your dentures in Lutz fit better? Three possible options include relining your current set, asking your dentist to fit you for a new denture altogether, or upgrading to an implant-supported version. Each approach offers its own blend of benefits and considerations.(more…)
December 15, 2018
An unfortunate trend developing in America is the increased incidence of sleep disorders, one of the more common types being obstructive sleep apnea in Land O’ Lakes. As a result, there are also several other serious conditions that can develop like hypertension, heart disease and stroke. All hope is not lost, though, because there are effective treatment options available. However, the patient plays a significant role in recovery. Learn four valuable reasons for maintaining a sleep diary as a treatment aid.(more…)
November 27, 2018
A bridge or dental crown near Wesley Chapel is a way for you to regain a smile that is completely functional, healthy, and beautiful. These restorations can last for many years and provide you with the power to eat whatever you like and smile with confidence. But before you receive your permanent crown or bridge, you may have to wear a temporary one for a while. Let’s talk about the purposes that your temporary restoration fulfills.
September 16, 2018
Toothaches are probably the most common reason why people visit their dentist. Potential causes of tooth pain include cavities, enamel erosion and chipped or fractured teeth. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of treatment options, including fillings, extractions, and root canal in Wesley Chapel.
August 19, 2018
Your dentist is always there to answer your questions about your smile and oral health — and these days, it seems one of the most common that people have is how often to replace their fillings. The answer may surprise you. Keep reading to learn more about when it’s time to replace those teeth fillings in Wesley Chapel!
July 15, 2018
When it comes to all that can go wrong with your oral health, you probably know about cavities, gum disease, wisdom teeth, and… anything else? Education is an important factor in keeping your smile healthy as you age, and you may not know about tooth enamel erosion yet. This is what happens when the outer layer of your teeth gradually wears away due to one of several factors — and it can cause real problems when if it happens to you. Keep reading to learn more about enamel erosion, and how a dental crown in Wesley Chapel can reverse the problem.