How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

gum disease treatment Lansdale

1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a. Pregnancy b. Overbite c. Diabetes d. Family history 2. Which of the items below are possible signs of gum disease? a. Teeth that seem to be longer b. A change in the way dentures fit c. Bleeding gums d. Sore gums 3.…

Why Visit The Dentist?

Why Visit The Dentist?

In today’s post, we share a personal story from a patient: For quite a few years, I didn’t have ‘go to the dentist’ at the top of my to-do list. But all that has changed. I now consider visits an integral part of my personal health plan.  Here’s why… Teeth won’t stay healthy without consistent…

Rather Have A Root Canal?

Lansdale Endodontics

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our patients, and many report minimal discomfort. Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients,…

Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile?

Many Lansdale cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure. A ‘gummy…