Implant and Periodontics Blog

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Dental Hygiene Impacts Your Health

Jina Alcobia

applesThere are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are harmful, while other bacteria are essential for the balance of intestinal flora. The healthier your mouth is, the less likely it is the harmful bacteria will travel to other parts of your body to infect it and make you sick. There is much more to good dental hygiene than brushing and flossing.


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What exactly is tinnitus?

Jina Alcobia

FlossingIt’s estimated that about one in every five people is affected by tinnitus, which is a ringing or noise in the ears. But tinnitus isn’t a condition in itself; it’s actually the symptom of an underlying condition. Some of these underlying conditions could be hearing loss, injury to the ear, or some sort of circulatory disorder.


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Oral Cancer Screening Importance

Jina Alcobia

Oral Cancer ScreeningIn our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, we proudly screen our patients for oral cancer. The fact is, every hour of every day in North America, someone dies of oral cancer, which is the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, and oral cancer is one of the few cancers whose survival rate has not improved.


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What are Dental Implants?

Jina Alcobia

Do you have a space where a tooth used to be? Were you born with a missing tooth? Are you getting ready for dentures? You may be a good candidate for a dental implant. Metal dental implants were invented in 1965. Technology continues to advance with nearly 800,000 implants placed last year in the United States. Placing implants has become mainstream and a common practice for offices like ours.


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Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths

Jina Alcobia

ApllesAt Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One of the most common ways we recommend to boost your oral health is by improving your diet, because you (and your mouth) truly are what you eat. A healthy diet can lead to a healthy mouth and body, while an unhealthy diet can lead to the exact opposite.


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What are dental crowns?

Jina Alcobia

Double SmilesA dental crown is often called a “cap.” A dental crown covers all of the visible parts of the tooth and has many functions and reasons for placement.


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You broke your tooth - now what?

Jina Alcobia

Broken ToothYou may have bitten down on a hard food or object, or perhaps you had a cavity that weakened your tooth. Either way, your tooth is now broken, and the steps you take to care for it will determine whether you get to keep your natural tooth or not. Millions of people suffer from broken teeth every year, so you are not alone. However, that does not mean your newly cracked tooth does not need immediate attention.


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Easing Your Allergies with Latex-Free Dentistry

Jina Alcobia

Dental OperationImagine this scenario: you go to the dentist to have a cavity filled, and an hour after the procedure you have a runny nose, scratchy throat, and your arms are breaking out in blotchy, red hives. In other words, you’re in worse shape after the visit to the dentist than you were before you walked in to have the cavity fixed. If you experience any of these types of symptoms or side effects, chances are you have a latex allergy.


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Treating Gum Recession with Tissue Grafting

Jina Alcobia

One of the concerns we sometimes hear at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue is, “My gums just don’t look the same they once did. What is causing this?”

Our gums recede for a number of reasons. These include aggressive tooth brushing or the presence of periodontal disease, a bacteria-induced, inflammatory chronic condition that attacks gum tissue and the bone supporting the teeth. While you may not be able to control what is causing or has caused the recession, Dr. Neal Raval and our team at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue can help detect the factors contributing to the problem.


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