Saliva And Dental Health

Saliva And Lansdale

Today we examine the importance of your saliva. Though most people may think it’s gross, saliva is vital for dental health as well as digestion. Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The proper pH balance of the mouth is maintained by…

What’s the Difference Between Silver Fillings and White Fillings?

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In today’s post, we discuss fillings. What is a composite filling? Composite fillings are fabricated with a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which results in a natural tooth-colored material. They are quite strong when bonded to the tooth with adhesive. What is an amalgam filling? Amalgam fillings are also called “silver fillings” though…

Does Your Child Have An Overbite?

Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Lansdale dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper…

How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

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Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid…

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease in Pennsylvania

Though most Pennsylvania residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients don’t even know they have it until Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black diagnose it. Fortunately, it can be treated with…