Receding gums

Receding gums

What is gum recession? Gum recession is a dental condition that doesn’t seem to affect as many people as does gum disease, or cavities, but it can be of particular concern to someone when it occurs. When your gums recede, they slowly move down the root of the tooth, exposing some of the tooth root … Read more

Dental Bone Loss

Dental Bone Loss

What do we mean by teeth bone loss or dental bone loss? Teeth bone loss, as used in this article, means the loss of jaw bone around the teeth or their roots. Dental bone loss, as used here, refers specifically to the loss of jaw bone in areas that are usually not directly associated with … Read more

Amalgam chelation

amalgam chelation

What exactly does amalgam chelation mean? To understand what amalgam chelation means, it is helpful to first understand the general meaning of chelation. In its simplest definition, chelation refers to the ability of a chemical compound to grab on to a metal and bind to the metal in such a way that the metal atom … Read more

Amalgam poisoning

dental amalgam poisoning

The dental profession has been using fillings containing mercury, commonly called silver fillings by most dentists, since the 1830’s! Yes, these fillings were in general use well before the civil war. Dentists also call these fillings ‘amalgams’ or ‘amalgam fillings’ referring to the fact that any mixture of mercury with other metals is called an … Read more

Improving gum health

gum health

How can I tell if my gums are healthy? You will be able to recognize if your gums are healthy because, when they are, you will observe the signs or “symptoms” of healthy gums. Your gums will be pink, firm, and never bleed or hurt with routine brushing, flossing, or when chewing food. It’s nice … Read more

Periodontal supplements

Periodontal Supplements

So what is gum disease or periodontal disease? In a healthy mouth, your gums are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the periodontal, ligament. Periodontal means around the tooth. The attachment is strong and tight enough to prevent any germs or their toxins from getting through, and any body fluids from getting … Read more

Natural remedies for gum disease

Natural Remedies for Gum Disease

So what is gum disease or periodontal disease? In a healthy mouth, your gums are firmly attached to your teeth by what is called the periodontal, ligament. Periodontal means around the tooth. The attachment is strong and tight enough to prevent any germs or their toxins from getting through, and any body fluids from getting … Read more

Root canal options

Root Canal

What is the difference between the nerve in a tooth and the pulp in a tooth? The nerve and the pulp in a tooth are one and the same thing. Dentists call the living tissue in the center of a tooth, “pulp tissue” or “pulp”, for short. The pulp has both nerves and blood vessels. … Read more

Root canals – yes or no?

root canal procedure

What is the difference between the nerve in a tooth and the pulp in a tooth? The nerve and the pulp in a tooth are one and the same thing. Dentists call the living tissue in the center of a tooth, pulp tissue or pulp, for short. The pulp has both nerves and blood vessels. … Read more

Causes of Sore Gums

Causes of Sore Gums

What are the reasons people experience sore gums? There are a variety of conditions that can cause your gums to be sore. Some ailments are of dental origin and some are not. You may need professional help from a dentist or physician with some of the causes of sore gums described on this page. Please … Read more