Avoiding Tooth Loss And Gum Disease in Friendswood

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Do you know that the most prevalent cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease? The good news is that gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages. Without treatment, gum disease in Friendswood could lead to tooth loss or worse. With gum disease, you could end up looking just as sad is this pumpkin in a couple of years.

Regular check-ups with your dentist are critical, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for, such as:

  1. Gums that bleed often
  2. Gums that are tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly
  4. Receding gums
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath
  6. Loosing or separating teeth

If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your dentist immediately. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we work to prevent gum disease in Friendswood and the Houston area. We take pride in caring for our patients and we want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of. Our practice specializes in sedation dentistry, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

Contact us at 832-895-5120 and a member of our friendly staff can make an appointment for you. During your consultation, you can talk to Dr. David Montz about swollen gums, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more. We hope to hear from you soon!

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546

 


Five Things About Gum Disease in Friendswood

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Gum disease is an inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, it is preventable. This condition is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. At David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood, we have effective treatment for gum disease.

Some facts about gum disease, formally known as periodontal disease:

  1. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss.
  2. Practicing daily dental hygiene and having 6-month dental exams are the best way to prevent periodontal disease.
  3. It can be present where there is no tooth decay.
  4. Almost half of all adults over thirty in the United States have periodontal disease.
  5. In some cases, it produces no noticeable symptoms.

Your gums influence your overall health, so keeping them in good shape is essential. Even if you don’t feel any pain, it is important to have a dental checkup twice a year.

At David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood, we treat gum disease. We also treat sleep apnea and snoring, and provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546

 


Avoid Bone Deterioration: Dental Implants in Friendswood

Friendswood Jaw Bone DeteriorationTo remain strong and vital, your jaw bone needs to be  stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure that extends into the surrounding bone. At David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood, we advocate dental implants when a tooth is extracted and its natural root is gone.

We make every effort to save the root structure, when there is no choice but to extract a tooth. But it isn’t always possible, and a side effect is recession of the jaw bone where the root used to be.

That is where dental implants come in. Dental implants provide a new, artificial root that helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. An  implant is a strong titanium post that replaces the natural root, and eventually fuses to the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and fused, and healing is complete, another post is inserted – this time, into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or restoration, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss that function like natural teeth.

The team at David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood provides dental implants and other services, such as gum disease treatment and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546

 


Tooth Brushing Basics For Healthy Smiles In Friendswood

Friendswood Teeth Bleaching Why should everyone in Friendswood brush at least twice a day? Let’s take a look at why this is so important.

Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent decay.

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes the food from our teeth and inhibits the build up of plaque. If we let food stay on our teeth, the starches in the food will mix with the plaque. This nasty mixture forms an acid which immediately starts drilling into the enamel to form cavities. Brushing can’t get all the spaces between your teeth, so you’ve got to floss also.

Brushing and flossing keeps gums and bone healthy.

If you let gum disease go untreated, you can lose teeth that are cavity-free!

The progression of gum disease (gingivitis) goes like this:

  1. Plaque build-up irritates gums.
  2. Irritated gums pull away from teeth.
  3. Bacteria multiplies in the spaces between the gum and tooth.
  4. The bone holding the tooth is eaten by the bacteria.
  5. Say goodbye to the tooth.

The good news is that gingivitis can be reversed if detected early.

Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 to schedule a gum disease evaluation at our office in Friendswood.

 

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546