Day: January 22, 2014 - Southfield Periodontist - Joseph R. Nemeth, DDS & Associates

Day: January 22, 2014

Cosmetic Crown Lengthening & The Importance of a Smile

The importance of an attractive smile cannot be exaggerated. Studies have shown that smile esthetics play a major role in the perception of whether a person is attractive and whether they are friendly, trustworthy, intelligent, and self-confident. An important factor in the esthetics of a smile is the amount of gum tissue that is displayed…

Children Get Gum Disease Too!

Surprisingly, chronic gingivitis (selling and bleeding of the gums) is common in children, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. It is both preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing, and professional care. Localized aggressive gum disease is found in teenagers and young adults and mostly affects the first molar and incisor…

Need to Replace a Tooth? Your Options Explained

If you’re missing one or more teeth or expect to lose a tooth in the near future due to gum disease, you’ll want to consider tooth replacement options. Besides improving your appearance, all you teeth work together to help you chew, speak, and smile. When teeth are missing, it is more difficult to do these…

How Effective is Manual Toothbrushing?

Brushing with a manual toothbrush does not appear to result in optimal oral hygiene even with daily use. A systemic study was conducted recently to determine the average amount of plaque removed during hand brushing. The study showed that plaque reduction after a single manual brushing exercise was approximately 42 percent. The study analyzed various…