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    What is Bruxism?

    According to the American Dental Association (ADA), bruxism is a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth that can affect your oral health. Most people do this occasionally, and it isn’t usually detrimental. But when it becomes a regular habit, the consequences can be serious and require complex treatment. Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry defines bruxism,…

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    An Overview of Dental Implants

    Dental implants solve the problem of missing teeth. A dental implant acts like a tooth root, surgically placed in your jaw. It is a base onto which replacement teeth are fixed. You can replace one missing tooth, several of them, or even all of your teeth. This permanent solution helps you chew naturally and smile…

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    What Does A Periodontist Do?

    Dental hygiene is an important part of overall health. Seeing your dentist regularly is a good way to keep your teeth in good shape so they can last a lifetime. However, sometimes you need a more practiced hand with certain types of dental issues that may arise. Periodontists are one such specialist that can help…

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    What Is Gum Recession?

    Gum recession is a common ailment, affecting around 200,000 people in the US each year. This dental issue is when your gums are pushed back or worn away, thereby revealing the roots of your teeth. Unfortunately, this condition cannot be reversed but it can be treated. Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry shares some information you need to…

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    Care for Your Dental Implants While Healing

    Everyone deserves a smile that they can be proud of. However, depending on our age and diet, many people start to lose their teeth. Just as many others have to replace teeth because they become broken due to accidents that occur during their lifetime. A great option for permanent tooth replacement is dental implants, which…

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    What is Periodontal Disease?

    What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums caused by bacterial growth along the gum line and around the base of a tooth.  It is caused by a buildup of plaque, and if left untreated, will lead to a bacterial infection and gum recession. Pockets (also called “gaps” or “gingival pockets”)…

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    Crown Lengthening Can Enhance Your Smile

    Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that reduces the amount of gum tissue, and shaves down some bone in places where it is necessary to show more tooth above the gum’s surface. Once enough of the tooth is showing, a crown will be put into place to protect the underlying tooth. Why Get a Crown…

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    What Is Soft Tissue Grafting?

    Gum health is a key component of oral hygiene. After all, gums keep the teeth in place and protect the jaw bone. But gum recession is a common health issue affecting around 4 to 12% of adults. One procedure used to treat this dental ailment is soft tissue grafting. While the name might sound intimidating, this procedure is…

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    Facts About Dental Implants

    Life’s moments are made better with a smile, but you may avoid smiling if you have a missing tooth. Missing teeth also have an impact on how you eat or talk and allow other teeth to shift. Eventually, a single missing tooth can change the shape of your face and alter your appearance. The worst…

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