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…

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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Dental Checkups Are Not Just About Cavities At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we encourage people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you abstain from semiannual dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any tooth decay, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more persuasive reason…

4 Smile Boosters

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Hi, my name is Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black. My dental practice, Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, has been serving the Lansdale, Pennsylvania area since 1989. Today in my Doylestown dental blog, I would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile. 1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External…

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…

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…