Last updated 4 days ago
It is common knowledge that plaque buildup has negative health implications and should be avoided. However, just how bad is plaque? Watch this video to find out if plaque can lead to something as severe as a heart attack.
The plaque that builds up around and between your teeth can affect the health of your heart. It is very important that you brush and floss your teeth every day, or this plaque can travel through your bloodstream and negatively impact your overall health. Plaque can even cause life-threatening conditions, such as stroke or heart attack. You can prevent heart attacks by eating a healthy diet, exercising, and practicing proper dental care.
Stuart J. Froum, DDS. is a periodontal disease and gum disease dentist that operates in the New York City area. Our office provides dental implants and cosmetic dentistry throughout NYC. For more information about our periodontal services, visit our website or give us a call at (917) 338-0259.
Last updated 12 days ago
Links have been found between dental health and various other bodily systems and conditions, such as heart health and pregnancy. Although the link between heart health and dental health are not completely understood, a pregnant woman’s dental health may directly impact her baby’s health.
Pregnancy and dental health affect each other in several different ways. Pregnancy can cause your gums to become sensitive and swollen, and a few teeth may even fall out. If the mother has periodontal disease, the newborn infant might experience complications at birth, like low birth weight or early delivery. If you have a dental condition that is made worse by becoming pregnant, you are at risk for having your baby prematurely.
To protect your oral health during pregnancy, call Stuart J. Froum, DDS. We are a cosmetic and gum disease dentistry office that provides the NYC area with dental health care, periodontics, and dental implants. For more information about our practice, please call us at (917) 338-0259. If you live in the area, stop by or visit our website today.
Last updated 18 days ago
Only a qualified periodontist can diagnose gum disease. Knowing your risk factors for this disease can help you determine sooner than later that you may need professional help for your teeth and gums. By analyzing your dental history, you can save yourself from the dangers of gum disease. Here a few things you need to know about conducting a periodontal disease self-test.
Examine Existing Health Conditions
Because gum disease is an inflammatory condition, it may occur with greater frequency in people with similar diseases. For instance, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease often suffer from gum disease at a higher rate than those without these conditions. Conditions that can suppress your immune system, such as HIV and AIDS, can also raise your risk of gum disease. If you have already been diagnosed with these medical concerns, consult a periodontist about your dangers of getting gum disease.
Assess Your Family Medical History
Sometimes you need only look to your immediate family members to ascertain whether you might be at risk for gum disease. Talk to your family members about their dental history. If they have gum disease, take the necessary precautions to protect your teeth and gums from plaque buildup and infection. You should also inquire as to whether anyone in your immediate family suffers from other conditions, including diabetes and heart disease, which can heighten your chances for gum disease.
Consider Teeth Appearance
Paying attention to how your teeth and gums look and feel can prove crucial to your dental health. Should you notice that your gums frequently bleed when you clean your teeth and gums, it could be a sign of gum disease. Due to the high presence of bacteria in your mouth, gum disease can also create a foul odor that you or others may detect. If at any time you feel or see your teeth shift in their sockets, seek immediate assistance from a periodontist.
A periodontal disease self-test is only the first step to having healthy teeth and gums. If you have risk factors for gum disease, you should see a periodontist for them. To find out about the health of your gums, call Dr. Stuart J. Froum, DDS in NYC at (917) 338-0259.
Last updated 26 days ago
Widespread gum disease can put teeth at risk for extraction. This video demonstrates how one periodontist saved the smile of his patient.
Neil’s gum disease was so advanced that pushing on his teeth could cause them to move in their sockets. To rectify his condition, his gum disease dentist recommended extensive cleaning treatment to rid his mouth of plaque, tartar, and infection. Once the infection was cleared, Neil’s periodontist could determine which teeth were salvageable. Though the majority of Neil’s teeth could be saved, his gum disease dentist had to extract the most damaged ones. To restore Neil’s smile, his dentist implanted artificial teeth to replace the diseased ones.
Do you have gum disease? Call Dr. Stuart J. Froum, DDS in NYC at (917) 338-0259 to schedule a consultation to discuss your dental heath care needs. You can also visit our website to learn more about our dental health care services.
Last updated 1 month ago
If your tooth has suffered damage because of tooth decay or traumatic injury, a cosmetic dentist may recommend crown placement to provide a protective barrier over the tooth. However, application of a crown over a tooth demands adequate surface area so that the device can adhere securely to tooth enamel. If the tooth is too small or too short, crown lengthening may be necessary to provide more room for the crown. Crown lengthening increases the enamel surface by ridding the bottom of the tooth of gum tissue. Should you undergo this procedure, your periodontist can administer numbing agents so that you do not experience discomfort during your treatment. After removing the gum tissue, your dentist may wait several weeks for your mouth to heal before applying a crown to protect your tooth.
Do you have more questions about crown lengthening? If so, call Dr. Stuart J. Froum, DDS at (917) 338-0259 for an appointment with a periodontist in NYC. We can help you determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the crown lengthening procedure. When you call, be sure to ask about our other dental health care services, including dental implants.