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Do Teeth Shift with Age?
Many older dental patients are worried that their teeth are shifting as they get older. Do your teeth naturally shift as you age? Unfortunately, your teeth may be subject to shifting as you age due to the wear and tear of biting down, eating, and countless other things. If you have noticed that your teeth […]
Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt?
As you change out your Invisalign trays, you will feel a bit of soreness associated with the pressure that is being put against your teeth. Each Invisalign tray is made to shift your teeth little by little. Your teeth are shifted as the Invisalign trays are changed throughout weeks that you are changing them. You […]
Can Invisalign Fix An Overbite?
Patients who are thinking about getting Invisalign treatment wonder whether or not the procedure can fix an overbite. Many think of Invisalign as only a way to straightening teeth but as you will see, the treatment can help with other dental issues. Invisalign can successfully correct an overbite or jaw misalignment. There is a treatment […]
Do Teeth Shift After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Many patients ask if their teeth will shift after wisdom teeth removal. This question must be reviewed on a case by case basis as you will see. If your wisdom teeth are impacted (that is, they’re growing in at an angle and pressing against other teeth), then removing them can prevent your other teeth from […]
Is It Normal For Your Gums To Bleed?
It’s not uncommon for your gums to bleed a little when you brush or floss your teeth. This mostly happens when you have not flossed in a while and you carefully floss between all your teeth. Although it is somewhat common to see your gums bleed, you should monitor how much they are bleeding and […]
What Are The Stages of Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a progressive condition that affects the gums and bone around the teeth. Gum disease begins with gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is a more serious form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss […]
Gingivitis vs Periodontal Disease: What’s The Difference?
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that can lead to bleeding, swelling, and other issues. Periodontal disease is a more serious form of gum disease that can damage the tissue and bone supporting the teeth. While both conditions are serious, periodontal disease is more likely to cause tooth loss. Here’s a look at the […]
Does Gingivitis Smell Bad?
It’s possible that your gingivitis may cause your breath to smell bad. This is because the bacteria that cause gingivitis can release foul-smelling chemicals. If you have gingivitis, be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly to remove the bacteria and help prevent bad breath. What Does Gingivitis Smell Like? Gingivitis can cause your […]
How Fast Do Gums Recede?
Gums can recede for a number of reasons, including brushing too hard, gum disease, and aging. While it may not seem like a big deal, gum recession can actually lead to a number of problems, including tooth sensitivity and loss. So just how fast do gums recede? The answer depends on the underlying cause. For […]
LAA & Kay Yow Golf Classic
Annual Kay Yow Cancer Fund Golf Classic Lane & Associates Family Dentistry (LAA) had the pleasure of sponsoring the registration of this year’s Annual Kay Yow Cancer Fund Golf Classic. As Mission Partners of the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation LAA has aided in the uniting of communities in the fight against cancer. On August 21st […]