4 Out of 10 US Adults Have Gum Disease — Do You?

Did you know that, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association, about 42% of U.S. adults over the age of 30 have gum disease? Sadly, one of the most common causes of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. At this early stage, you may notice red, swollen, or bloody gums. Gingivitis is easily treated and reversed. However, if it is left untreated, it progresses to a more serious form, called periodontitis, which can result in tooth loss, or worse. If you learn the symptoms and get treatment early, you can prevent serious problems later.

Be Prepared — Take Your Dental Information With You on Your Vacation

Summer is fast approaching, and, if you are like me, it’s the time when you travel or take vacations. Even if you have recently received a perfect checkup from us, unforeseen dental problems can occur. Unfortunately, these problems can completely disrupt your carefully organized plans. I can’t be there with you, but I want to share a few tips to help you deal with unforeseen dental emergencies while you are on the road.

Getting to the Bottom of Root Canals

Just the words “root canal” fill many with dread. Today, however, the advances in treatment and technology have patients reporting that this procedure is relatively comfortable and painless, not much more uncomfortable than a routine filling. Any apprehension you may have should be tempered with the realization that a root canal is literally a tooth-saving procedure.

How Dry Mouth Affects Oral Health

Many people have occasional dry mouth (xerostomia) because of dehydration or medication they take. Most times, it’s a temporary problem. But chronic dry mouth may indicate a serious medical issue and can cause a variety of oral health problems. Dry mouth happens when salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva. The team at Star Dental wants you to know about dry mouth and how it affects oral health.

ClearCorrect™ – For More Than Just Looks

When someone has orthodontic problems, it affects more than the way their smile looks. Crooked or crowded teeth are harder to clean, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. An incorrect bite can cause problems such as difficulty chewing, jaw pain, and grinding or clenching of the teeth. Also, the appearance of the teeth can affect self-confidence and cause embarrassment. Click here to learn more.

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Are You Embarrassed By Your Smile?

Does the appearance of your teeth make you feel embarrassed? Some people have teeth with discolorations or cosmetic imperfections, making them feel less than confident about their smile. If this is you, do you want a simple, conservative option to transform the appearance of your teeth? Did you know there’s a method originating in the old Hollywood movie industry easily transforming smiles today?

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A Dazzling Zoom!® Smile

Do you feel insecure about the way your teeth look? You want to smile freely and enjoy the moment you’re in, but you’re feeling self-conscious. It seems everyone around you has a beautiful smile and you hold back, so no one notices yours. Everything would be great if you could get your teeth a few shades whiter. You’ve tried a few times with over-the-counter products but didn’t get the results you wanted, and you gave up.