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Gum Disease in Children: Risks and Prevention

Do you have a family history of gum disease? Gum disease knows no age. Everyone is at risk. It is a condition that poses a huge threat to dental health starting from younger children and teenagers to adult populations.

Although gum disease is most common in adults, younger children who don’t practice proper dental care habits and who have a family history of this condition may experience this type of problem. Genetic makeup is also hard to ignore along with other risk factors such as poor nutrition, clenching, and grinding of teeth. Orange County periodontist like Dr. Ramyar Elyassian expertly advises the early detection and prevention to avoid further complications this disease may bring.

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Coffee Lovers Have Healthier Teeth?

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Whether you just want a beautiful set of pearly whites to show off or want it out of good hygiene, you don’t want stained teeth to get in your way of displaying a great set of teeth. That is why your Orange County periodontist Dr. Ramyar Elyassian and his team are here to help you bring back the confidence in your smile through teeth that are white and healthy.

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Tooth loss: Most Common Causes and Consequences

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Good oral hygiene and regular visit to your Orange County periodontist are always recommended to achieve optimum oral health. These good practices, in turn, will benefit you with strong, healthy, disease-free teeth. However, tooth loss cannot be prevented no matter how much you practice good dental hygiene.

What are the common causes of tooth loss?

There are various reasons for the common causes of tooth loss. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, and poor nutrition are on the top of the list.


Dispel Dental Myths: Achieve Optimum Dental Healt

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It is time to dispel dental health fictions. Although sometimes it is hard to tell its difference from dental facts, your Orange County periodontist will help us debunk these common myths. People tend to believe these dental myths in the hope of reducing or relieving their dental woes and cancel their dental consultations to rely solely on mythical practices. The results? Dental cavities, raging toothache, bleeding gums, tooth loss, etc. disallowing us from getting what we deserve- a proper dental care. Here are a few myths known to many:


Dental Implants: Costs Vs. Price!

The guide to get “low cost” dental implants

Dental implant is the state of the art solution in tooth replacement, much better and more reliable than a bridge or denture. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, almost 70 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost “at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay“. People with one or several missing teeth need to consider dental implants as a viable solution to preserve healthy jaw bones or to prevent further damage to their oral bone structure. Implants are designed to perform like a natural tooth and as such are permanent solutions.

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A Closer Look at Tobacco Use and Its Risks

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Health care providers especially your periodontist and even the cigarette pack warnings will tell you that smoking is dangerous to your health. Tobacco use -whether in the form of cigarettes, pipes or smokeless (spit) tobacco- has been linked to many serious diseases including cancers, heart disease, lung disease and gum disease. The study conducted by the Center for Disease Control indicates that 70% of Americans who are 65 years old and above, have periodontitis and tobacco users suffer the most significant risk of them all. Another study performed at the Temple University and published in the Journal of Periodontology last 2000 also showed that 18% of those who smoked cigars or pipe tobacco had moderate to severe gum disease.


How is Smoking Linked to Gum Disease?

How Biphosphates Affect Your Dental Care

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The patient’s medical history is quite important and needs to be critically reviewed before any dental treatment is performed. More often than not, their standard “no” answer is met with indifference so as we can continue onto the next step. However, it is necessary to know our patient’s medical history as the medications or treatments they received before any dental procedures could affect their gum health and treatment.

One of the medications that has devastating effect on the jaw bone, especially if taken intravenously (IV) are the biphosphates. Biphosphates are often taken by people who are experiencing osteopenia, osteoporosis and also by cancer patients. Although effective for such conditions, biphosphates come with some risks. The dental risk mentioned here is called Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) or more commonly known as the “death of the jawbone.”

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Link between Periodontal Disease and Stroke

Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums are the early sign that bacteria have infected your gums. This also includes foul odor or taste in your mouth and gums that recede making the teeth appear longer. All of these affect the tissues supporting the teeth. Still, many people believe it’s normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss.


Although, periodontal disease can sometimes be painless it is advisable to act as fast as you can and visit yourOrange County periodontist.  Early treatment is recommended before infection starts to spread. If periodontal disease is not treated properly, it can destroy the structures that support your teeth in your jawbone making your teeth loose and may eventually fall out. It can also spread throughout your mouth and to other parts of your body and compromise your overall health.


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Cosmetic Dentistry Tips: Are You a Good Candidate for Teeth-in-an-Hour

Dental implants are an amazing form of technology, but they do come with one major setback. Patients often required multiple trips to the dentist over the course of three or four months in order to recover between surgeries. With the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure, patients might be surprised to hear that they can enjoy a full set of permanent new teeth in as little as an hour.

A Close Look at Dental Implants

What makes dental implants so effective is a phenomenon known as osseointegration. This is the unique process of our bones forming a powerful bond with the titanium rods that are anchored into the skull or jaw. Osseointegration allows patients to enjoy a long-term or even permanent solution to tooth loss, but the recovery time can be lengthy.

Trusted Oral Surgeons Explain How Periodontitis Result in Tooth Loss

Many people are unknowingly at risk for developing periodontitis. Research indicates that over 70% of the elderly population have the condition. Left untreated, the condition may lead to tooth loss, and can lead to other health complications. Fortunately, though periodontitis may take a toll on your teeth, you still have the chance of restoring your pearly whites.

Why Tooth Loss Occurs

With the bone/gums/teeth weakened by the condition, in some cases, teeth need to be extracted by an oral surgeon who has received training in periodontics as a result of periodontitis. Some people actually go through the terrifying experience of having their teeth fall out as a result of advanced periodontitis.

Treatment Options after Tooth Loss

If a patient experiences tooth loss as a result of periodontitis, their periodontist will likely recommend prosthetic teeth. Examples of prosthetics are bridges, dentures or dental implants.

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